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Purple Feathers

kumihimo Feathers bracelet

There are few things more satisfying than finding just what you need in a forgotten corner of your crafting stash. I was sent an amazing array of magatama beads by the lovely Jamie North and couldn’t wait to get started on them. I wanted to make something to go with a particular top so I […]

Read all about it … Kumihimo on the front cover!

Beads and Beyond October cover

I was really delighted to learn that my latest Kumihimo design is featured on this month’s Beads & Beyond magazine. It should be in the shops now, so look out for it and if you see it tucked behind other magazines, please do me a favour and bring it to the front! Kumihimo deserves to […]

Shiny, shiny, shiny!

Brown and Gold Kumihimo bracelet

A friend asked me to make her a bracelet for a special event, in brown and orange, which would make a real statement and be a bit of fun. It was to be worn with a plain brown dress, with no other jewellery or accessories. I raided my stash and found these ultra reflective beads. […]

Wow!

What a simply beautiful interpretation of my Luscious Lentils tutorial by Jamie North. She has used size 8 seed beads and glass dagger beads. The colours are just gorgeous. It is really exciting for me to see such a special bracelet made from my tutorial and I have to say that Jamie has a real […]

Never thread when you are tired!

It is never a good idea to settle down to threading on a complicated beaded pattern when you are tired. Something is bound to go wrong. Last night I was keen to get this bracelet finished, so I battled on and then suddenly saw this bead out of place. I unbraided up to that point […]

When there are no flowers in the posy …

Two colour beaded kumihimo bracelet

The bracelet in my Precious Posy tutorial is a riot of colourful flowers, but this doesn’t have to be the case. If you want something sleek and sophistocated you can swap the flowers and larger beads for seed beads in another colour. You will need the chart in the tutorial to get this effect of […]

Sneak Preview

I have been very busy recently writing a tutorial for Beads & Beyond magazine. Obviously I can’t give too much away, but here is a glimpse of some of the tools and materials I have been using! I love the autumnal tones of the wire and I have really enjoyed working with such pliable and […]

Playing with Wire

Two wire Kumihimo bracelets

I have had a couple of requests for some information about Kumihimo with wire, so I have added these two bracelets to the site as free mini tutorials. I love to use wire, but the technique is very different to the way Kumihimo is made with cords and yarns. The best way to learn to […]

Beading with Spiral Braid

Kumihimo Spiral Braid with Beads

I have been busy today adding content to the website. I am working my way through the suggestions made by visitors to the site, starting with the easiest! Several people have asked about adding beads to braids other than the Round Braid. While Round Braid is definitely the easiest and the most versatile braid it […]