Tag Archives: Jewellery Maker

Farewell Jewellery Maker

After two and a half years as a Guest Designer with Jewellery Maker TV I have decided to stand down to allow myself more time to persue other activities. I have very much enjoyed my time with JM, so it was with some reluctance that I came to this decision, but at the same time […]

Demonstrating on live TV

Actors are warned never to work with animals or children. Perhaps TV demonstrators should be warned not to work with tiny, glass seed beads! They certainly fought back when I tried to sew them into some sort of order on my most recent appearance on Jewellery Maker TV. The first difficultly is that I have […]

Return to Jewellery Maker

Yesterday was a big day for me because it was my return show to Jewellery Maker. I last appeared on a show in May and since then I have been taking a few months off to spend time on my book and on developing new designs for the Prumihimo disk. I got a great welcome […]

Brilliant Bicones!

I am always happy when I can work with bicone beads. The double cone-shaped beads work so well in kumihimo, adding texture and sparkle to the design. They slot together neatly in a braid and also work very well together with other beads. This week I was able to use some pretty 6mm Fluorite bicone […]

Lots of fun at Jewellery Maker

It was a busy show for me on Tuesday at Jewellery Maker because not only did I have to demonstrate two kits as usual, but I also had to make a competition prize during the show with some Sunstone rondelles. Guest Designer challenges have often been a part of the show, but whenever possible I […]

Satin Cord Ribbon

Satin Cord Ribbon Kumihimo

I was lucky enought to be given a brand new product to work with for my last show on Jewellery Maker. It is described at satin ribbon, but is very different to the sort of satin ribbon you might find in a haberdashery. It is more of a flattened satin cord than a regular ribbon […]

Patina Paint

One of the most important aspects of jewellery making is finding your own style and one of the best ways of doing this is by exploring the combination of different techniques. On my last show on Jewellery Maker I showed how beaded kumihimo can be transformed by the use of patina paints. I first experimented […]

Diary of a kumihimo workshop

I have just returned from delivering a Kumihimo workshop at Jewellery Maker in the fabulous new workshop space. This collage shows my lovely, hardworking class working on the second project of the day, with a few glimpses of the first project. My aim was to teach the ground rules for good tension and to take […]

Adventures with YouTube

I have just uploaded a two-part video onto YouTube. I have been meaning to try something like this for some time, but just didn’t get round to it. Then, when the recording of my last show on Jewellery Maker went AWOL in the move to the new studio it seemed that the right time had […]

Pearls and Hematite

One of the most difficult aspects of demonstrating on television is knowing exactly where to pitch the level of complexity. I know that some very loyal viewers have watched my shows right from the beginning in May 2014 and I want to be able to show them new and interesting techniques. However, as kumihimo gets […]