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First Front Cover of 2014

I was really delighted to find my latest design for Beads & Beyond magazine splashed across the front cover. 2013 was a good year for seeing kumihimo in print and as this is the January 2014 issue I hope it is a good omen for next year! I believe that kumihimo can only continue to […]

Thank you

Brown and Gold Treasure Nets necklace

Thank you very much for the great reaction to my latest tutorial, Treasure Nets. It means a lot to me to know that people like what I am doing and it encourages me to work hard and experiment to get the next design together! For this design I felt I needed to return to explore […]

Treasure Nets

Heart shaped Treasure Net necklace

I have been working on this for quite a few weeks and I am finally ready to publish the tutorial. As an experiment I have also produced a 2 minute video clip to support the tutorial. The idea is that it is short enough to email to anyone who buys the tutorial. In 2 minutes […]

You can’t go wrong with a bit of bling!

Sitting Pretty with bling

These ultra sparkly beads work particularly well in the Sitting Pretty bracelet. The beads perch up on the modified ladder braid to catch the light and maximise the sparkle. The beads themselves are not cheap, but this design uses very few. With less than 12 beads you can make a real statement. The beads can […]

Moody Blues

Kumihimo beaded bracelet

This is a version of my Luscious Lentils bracelet. Instead of using lentil beads I have used these gorgeous blue dagger beads. The beads in the middle are size 6, which are great for creating a chunky bracelet.

What is this?!

I have been working on something a little bit different and I am nearly ready to ‘unveil’ it! This is just a teaser because the interesting part is at either end of the braid, out of shot! I have been working in collaboration with a wonderful lampwork artist and I have pulled together some new […]

Happy Halloween

Happy Halloween to you all. It is never too late to make a quick piece of jewellery to suit the occasion. The spider web pendant is very quick to make, especially if you have already tried wire wrapping. ┬áThe spider bracelet is made using the Sitting Pretty tutorial. Alternatively a simple Round Braid or Half […]

Incy Wincy Spider

Kumihimo Spider Bracelet

There is more than just one spider climbing up this water spout! I couldn’t resist these little fellows and they work so well in the Sitting Pretty bracelet. I interspersed them with lilac crackle beads and used one of the beads to finish off the cone. The pattern is very versatile and the sides of […]

Getting Ready for Halloween

With Halloween coming up I thought this spider web design might be of interest. If you have ever made a tree of life wire pendant you will know that they are surprisingly easy to make and great fun. This design is made in much the same way and is not at all difficult. The key […]