Saturday, July 28, 2012

Edited Page

Original post was removed due to it being outdated.  There are HUNDREDS of pages of free information out there about Kumihimo, beaded and not beaded.  Just search the web and be amazed ! 

In the meantime, come on over to my Facebook page for all of my hand made items.  Lampwork beads, hand dyed silk cords/strings, jewelry and braids. 

 JEWELRY SUPPLY DESTASH ALBUM -  All My Beads Jewelry Supply Destash

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Friday, July 20, 2012

Beaded Kumihimo

This page has been edited due to the fact there is so much on the web now about Kumihimo that my information was a bit outdate.  Do a search and you will be amazed at what comes up.

Links to my Facebook pages.  First one is a jewelry destashing album which has kumihimo end caps and much more.   I WILL have MANY kumihimo making supplies listed so check back often. 
Second one is to my page.


Two of the first beaded kumihimo bracelets I made.  There are so many more I've lost count. 




Saturday, July 14, 2012

Beaded Kumihimo Part II

Since the weather just won't relent and cool down, there is still no torch time for me.  sigh.  My energies are still focused, intensly, on beaded kumihimo.  In between making those beaded braids, I did manage to put together a couple of necklaces using kumihimo braids and beads I made specifically for a necklace or two as mentioned in a prior post.  Oh it was so much fun making braids again on my Marudai !  Anyway, it's about time I put these up.  :)    

I did not make any more beads as I thought I might.  The heat wave was fast and furious around here !  lol !  I had alot of fun putting these two necklaces together.  The tough part was deciding how many beads to use on the first one.  The first one is the round braid. I used my new 2mm satin cording to make that braid.  I used two colors even though they are hard to tell apart. A  light blue and a very pale seafoam green.  It turned out great I think.
 A little background on this necklace.  The original tutorial I bought calls for a 9mm round, stuffed silk cord.  These are IMPOSSIBLE to find in the US ready made and I couldn't find anyone willing to make one.  I would of had to buy from over seas and the charge for shipping alone was ridiculous so I decided a round kumi braid would work just as well - and it did.

For the second one, I decided to mix it up a bit and made a flat kumi braid. It worked out just fine.  :)  I used more brand new 2 mm satin cording in a beige with a coral worked thru.  I love the pattern.  :)  All in all, the necklaces are something I personally won't wear but they were fun to put together.  It's not that I don't like them - I just don't wear necklaces.  Haven't for a VERY long time.  lol !  They get in my way.  lol !  Make sure to click on the photo's to get a larger view.  :)

So along with the necklaces, I have been playing with beaded kumihimo bracelets and may I say, I am so addicted to it !  I knew I would be since I loved making kumihimo braids from before.  This is just the icing on the cake or the tip of the iceberg or whatever cliche' would be appropriate here.  lol !  Point is, I'm really having ALOT of fun with it.  :) 

I'll save all that for the next post.  Which I know I won't wait a week to do !  lol ! 
Thanks so much for coming by.  I hope you come back again soon.  :) 


Tuesday, July 3, 2012

Beaded Kumihimo

Visit my Facebook Page. for all things beads, hand dyed silk cords, Kumihimo, LOTS of jewelry making items on destash as I'm no longer making jewelry.


This page has been edited because you can find so much on the web about kumihimo now that my information was outdated.  Do a search and you would be amazed at what's out there.

In the meantime, enjoy the eye candy.  

      These bracelets are some of the first beaded Kumihimo I made.

 These beads were made according to rules in a challenge.  Mine to keep.  :)

Bellflower beads/headpins that can be used in MANY ways.  Check out my FB page for more info.

                  A fun Kumihimo beaded necklace using seed beads and dagger beads in ambers and golds.

Another beaded Kumihimo necklace using a specific pattern to get these glorious results.  Again, check out my FB page for more info.

Thanks so much for coming by !  Please come back again to see what's going on.  :)

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