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Welcome to the summer flower garden!

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What could be more summery than a pretty braided bracelet of flowers? The flower garden bracelet kit contains the materials needed to make a charming bracelet featuring a row of flower beads, nestled in a bed of toning colours of seed bead. Each flower bead is encircled by a tiny ring of galvanised silver seed […]

Riverside Beads 7 cord disk

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I am really pleased to be able to offer the Riverside Beads 7 cord disk for sale from this website. What is so good about it? First of all, I will tell you a bit about this braid. It is a very simple construction and early examples are widespread, so its origins could lie in […]

Supporting our Creative Community

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This weekend I have been learning a new skill and in the process have been able to give a tiny bit of support to our fellow creatives in Ukraine. There have been many suggestions of how to help those in Ukraine with small businesses by buying digital downloads from Etsy. By searching in Etsy and […]

The return of the icicle!!

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You can never have too much bling on a Christmas tree and that is one of the reasons I love making decorations at this time of year. The icicle decoration is one of my favourites because it is quick and fun to make and also because the more you have the better they look! The […]

Time flies – The Prumihimo book is 5 years old!

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How time flies! It was¬† 5 years ago that I launched my first book, The Prumihimo Disk – A fresh approach to kumihimo¬†and I am happy to say that the book continues to sell well and since that first delivery of books I have authorised 4 further print runs. From this perspective it is hard […]

It’s a miracle!!

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I generally prefer to use glass, ceramic or stone beads in my work. There are several reasons for this. The most important is that if I spend a lot of time and effort making something I want the quality of the materials to reflect the value of my hard work. Poor quality materials can downgrade […]

Braid-along 2 – Week 4

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Here we are now in the final week of the braid-along and I have been amazed and delighted by the wide range of beautiful designs we have seen so far. The participants have really started to dig into their stashes to experiment and as a result everyone can benefit from the results and learn from […]

Braid-along 2 – Week 3

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The braid-along is progressing well, thanks to the enthusiasm and creativity of the participants. The second week has seen more experimenting in terms of the choice of materials and the bead placement and it is great to see how people are sharing ideas and inspiring each other. For the third week we are going to […]

Braid-along 2 Week 2

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At the time of writing this post 46 people have joined in with the braid-along and posted their work. The contributors represent all levels of experience from complete Prumihimo beginners to very experienced braiders. Many have posted more than one bracelet, using the single beading technique. I would like to say a big thank you […]