I haven't had an opportunity to test my buffing wheel further, but I did get some time to work on Kumihimo. I haven't tried Kumihimo ever since I bought uniform Preciosa beads, so it was exciting to work on. And do uniform beads in bead-work make all the difference, or what! (Just look at my… Continue reading Kumihimo’s Back!
I came across this herringbone bracelet video by Jennifer Biedermann recently, and since I wanted to try out Herringbone stitch anyway, I just *had* to make this! I don't have 15/0 beads that would match any of the 11/0 beads that I thought were suitable for this project, so I scrapped the 15/0's. Also, I… Continue reading Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet
I used tubular Chenille stitch for this bracelet. (Sara Spoltore has a detailed video tutorial for this stitch.) The finished pattern in mine looks different from hers because of the bead types that I used -- a small change in size or type makes for quite a change, doesn't it? 🙂 The beads that I… Continue reading Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead
Time for a wire weaving project! I made a wire-weave bangle last week, with a pearl bead duo forming the focal element. Or it could be a wire-weave tiara, if you ask my favorite model, Penguin. 😉 For this bangle, I used three 16-gauge base wires and a 24-gauge weaving wire, both in a gold… Continue reading Wire Weave Bangle
My first project in the PCA art retreat. And my first batch of improvisations to compensate for lack of supplies where I live. 😉 This project uses the invisible spool knitting technique of wire crochet to embellish organic polymer clay beads with a delicate wire mesh, creating teardrop-shaped earrings and pendant. The wire crochet technique… Continue reading Crocheted Polymer Clay Jewelry
I tried out Kumihimo again, though I know the beads I have are not really suitable -- the more even ones are too small, show the thread, and don't settle down well; and the larger ones are too uneven. 🙂 This is a 12-strand Kumihimo bracelet. After braiding only with the threads for about 0.5cm,… Continue reading Kumihimo bracelet
Oh, and I made a Kumihimo disc to make the bracelet with. 😉 Tired of searching for a Kumihimo foam disc here in India, and wanting to avoid ordering internationally due to all the hassles involved, I decided I'd just make my own from cardboard, since my Kumihimo plans for the near future anyway do… Continue reading So I made a Kumihimo bracelet