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Rosary Chain

Gemstone kumihimo jewellery

The technique of making up a chain using small beads and wrapped loops is often known as rosary chain. It is a great technique and not difficult to master. However, it is also possible to buy it ready made, especially with gemstones and sterling silver. The advantage of the ready made chain is that the […]

Classic Black and Gold

Black and Gold Kumihimo Jewellery

  It has taken me a while for me to get this done, but here it is at last, the instructions for the designs for the first kit from the Jewellery Maker show on 20.8.14. I hope people will find them useful. I have had a lot of interest in the bracelet and I would […]

I’m exhausted!

Pyrite and Quartz kumihimo

I am just back from Redditch. It is not only pretty much the centre of England, but to many people it is also the centre of jewellery making. It is the home of Jewellery Maker TV and it is where I spent the afternoon, demonstrating kumihimo jewellery making techniques. This was my fourth full four […]

Pyrite and Pearls

Pyrite and Pearl kumihimo

Click here to find the last few designs I have posted onto this site. These received a lot of praise on the show on 24.6.14 and anyone who saw the show will know that Vicky, the lovely presenter, was very taken with the necklace and that it looked fabulous on her. The huge pearl drops […]

Rose Quartz Flowers, summery and feminine.

The carved rose quartz flowers are lovely to work with and could be used in many different ways in kumihimo. I would have liked a couple of extra strands to try out lots of other ideas! Click here to find the instructions for the designs shown using these gorgeous little flowers.

Classic and elegant

kumihimo designs

The next set of instructions has been loaded. These are the earrings worn by the presenter, Vicky, during the show and the matching necklace. I particularly like the clean, simple line of the necklace and I would love to make it up in different colours. Only one strand of gemstones has been used to make […]

One down, two to go!

So here are the first instructions. I have started with the emerald and gold collection, which was the first one I demonstrated on Jewellery Maker. The colours have come out really well in the photos and I love the warm and opulent look, which can be achieved with this colour combination. I hope people find […]

A Great Show!

Metal seed bead kumihimo

Today I took part in the launch show for metal seed beads on Jewellery Maker and these photos are some of the designs I made. It was tremendous fun and went really well. Thank you to everyone who sent encouraging messages to the show, they really are appreciated. Seed beads are extremely effective and versatile […]

Metal Seed Bead Launch

I am just putting the finishing touches to my designs for the morning show on Jewellery Maker. I am really excited to have been asked to take part in this show because it is the launch of Metal Seed Beads on Jewellery Maker.  I have been given a great selection of these fabulous beads as […]

Instructions Available

Kumihimo prehnite designs

For those who are interested, I am starting to get the instructions for the jewellery demonstrated on Jewellery Maker added to the site. I have created a new section under the Gemstone Kumihimo tab and have just loaded the instructions for the Magic Mint kit. The others will appear soon, but please be patient as […]