Tag Archives: jewellery

Kumihimo Christmas in September!

Christmas Kumihimo

      The Kumihimo Christmas show on Jewellery Maker went down well and I have just finished posting the brief instructions on this site. One kit was big, bold and bright, while the other kit was more subtle and refined. I had great fun with both of them and it makes it much more […]

Blogger of the Week!!

Citrine and Peridot for kumihimo

I was surprised, delighted and honoured to find that I had been chosen as Blogger of the Week by Jewellery Maker. I try to post every week, but now I might be encouraged to write far more frequently! Since last appearing on Jewellery Maker I have been recovering and working on tutorials. I have just […]

My adventure with Gemstone Kumihimo

  I have finally finished loading on the free instructions for the designs I showed on Jewellery Maker TV on 14.5.14. I hope this will be useful to people who bought the kit, but I also hope that they will have a wider appeal. The designs are very versatile and can be adapted to accomodate […]

Happy Easter

Easter kumihimo bracelet

Happy Easter to all kumihimo braiders! The long weekend is a great opportunity to eat far too much chocolate and spend way too much time braiding. Just be careful that sticky, choccy fingers don’t spoil your braids! I made this braid using my Stylish Stackers tutorial and was very pleased to find the perfect props […]

Wags Wicone tool for Kumihimo

Wags Wicone for Kumihimo

Wags Wicone, what a great name! This clever little tool was invented by the husband and father of two jewellery makers. As with so many of the best designs it is very simple, but very effective. It is perfectly possible to wrap wire around any number of household objects to create interesting shapes. A knitting […]

More Rizos!

Kumihimo Rizo bracelet

When I start to work with a new bead shape I like to be able to try it out in all sorts of designs. I particularly like to see how I can use it in existing designs to breathe new life into them. Here I have used Rizos in my Delightful Drops bracelet. I subsituted […]

Twister, the new arrival!

Twister wire kumihimo bracelet

There has been renewed interest in my other wire kumihimo designs, so I thought the time was right to publish this one. It first appeared in Beads & Beyond magazine in the summer and much to my delight it made it to the front cover. I have rewritten the tutorial to include much more detail […]

Something from the archives

Kumihimo lariat

I seem to be very busy with several different projects, which need to stay secret for the time being! I really wanted to find something to post, so I hunted through my old files and found this little darling. I made it for a challenge in 2011 for the now defunct Australian Beading Forum. It […]

Happy New Year

Happy New Year to all lovers of Kumihimo! This is the time of year when we can look back over the year and see what we have achieved, as well as looking forward to what we hope to accomplish in the coming year. I feel that I learnt a lot in 2013 about how to […]

My latest tutorial in Digital Beading, Nautical Knots

Digital Beading Tutorial

This is the front page of my latest tutorial for Digital Beading. It is called Nautical Knots. The brief was to make something summery, so I went for a nautical theme and got the chance to use these adorable sea charms. Writing tutorials for a fully digital magazine is interesting because they do not have […]