Tag Archives: wire

Wire kumihimo – a great skill development

Wire kumihimo designs

I have been working with wire for my kumihimo designs for many years and I have experimented extensively to find the best way to use wire on the foam disk to make effective designs, which are also pleasurable to make. My first success was with a wire necklace design, which was a finalist in the […]

Wire Wow Factor

Lovely Jamie North has made these stunning bracelets with a definite Wow Factor, using my tutorialĀ and some of her fabulous clasps. Using wire to make kumihimo braids opens up a whole new world of design possiblilites. Wire works in a completely different way to cord and yarn and some familiar braids can look unrecognizeable made […]

Getting Ready for Halloween

With Halloween coming up I thought this spider web design might be of interest. If you have ever made a tree of life wire pendant you will know that they are surprisingly easy to make and great fun. This design is made in much the same way and is not at all difficult. The key […]

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 […]

Look what came in the post for me today!

Reels of wire came in the post today

It is always exciting to get a parcel in the post and especially when it is full of beautiful wire in great colours. As soon as I hit the ‘publish’ button on this blog I am going to get out my tools and start work on my next project. The smaller reels hold 0.3mm wire […]