The past week also included a try out with some new beads and Kumihimo. Did not work out like I thought it would so it came apart. The really frustrating thing about that - I was done with the piece - or so I thought and found it was too short on one end. Drats. Nope, could not of added any lampwork beads to one end either cause it was a necklace with a focal. Oh well, the new beads will be used another day in another piece.
One of the Kumihimo facebook groups I belong to had a reveal of the challenge they had going. It's still going on in fact. No prizes or winners, just a reveal of what one has accomplished. I participated in that challenge and made 3 braids and 3 bracelets pictured below. It really was alot of fun figuring out what to make and what to use. I hope there's another challenge soon. One big reason I made so many pieces is I needed to re-stock my Etsy shop. lol !
I did manage to learn a few things as well but will have to wait to reveal those things once I actually make some pieces.
The braids are as follows left to right: square braid done rayon satin cords, flat braid again all rayon satin cord and another flat braid done in hand dyed satin cord and a sparkly yarn. All going in my Etsy shop this week. All are long enough to use in your Handfasting ceremony ! :) I have to say, I could make braids on my Marudai all day long, every day ! I love working on it ! Moreso than using the foam disk.
All of the bracelets are made with magatama beads and the top left one also has seed beads in it. The blue and black one and the pink and black one will be in my Etsy shop today.
Thanks for coming by. I hope you come back again next week. :) I hope everyone is staying safe and enjoying this holiday season.
Please come by my Facebook page where I sell lampwork beads made by other artists. These are beads I've had for a long time and have never used. They need new homes. This is the direct link. OPB'S FOR SALE You can purchase from that page.