Creativity has been set aside for other important happenings this past month but now, I'm in NEED of my so called muse to pay me a visit. Can't torch right now due to health issues and the darned heat and humidity so will be doing other fun things as stated in the last post. Yep, more kumihimo - beaded and regular. Also some jewelry making of some sort. Maybe need to use some of my own beads for that. I'm also going to dive into another fun venture I haven't tried as of yet. Won't give that away until I take that dive though. lol !
I have made up a couple new items recently - two bracelets and a new flat kumihimo braid. The bracelets were actually necklaces at one time. I had to take them apart for one reason or another. Instead of taking off all the beads, I thought I'd try and save at least half of each necklace. It seems to of work ok. :) The end results are the two bracelets below.
I found these incredible snake clasps and had to get a few. I love them ! I want to make a snake pattern kumi bracelet and use a pair for the next one I make. This black and white beaded kumi bracelet was a necklace I made for my niece that she didn't want. lol ! I like it better this way ! :)
This blue bracelet was part of a necklace I got in a jewelry exchange. The person that was my partner made it with beads I sent to her and I made one for her with beads she sent to me. The necklace broke by accident but I was able to save half of it and this is what I made with it. I love it !
The kumihimo braid I made the other day using some new multicolor satin cord I got. I like how the colors blended. I had no way of knowing where the colors would end up and that was fun ! It's a flat braid and would be great to use in a handfasting ceremony. I've sold several out of my Etsy shop just for that reason and so far, my customers have loved them ! :)