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!
My next project in PCA 2017 is inspired by the Night Out Necklace from Shannon. Shannon's necklace involves hand carving beads. I have great self-awareness when it comes to my knife skills -- I know that I'm bad with knives and constantly afraid I'll slice my thumb off 😛 -- so bead carving was going… Continue reading Carved beads 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
Remember the Torus pendant that I'd made a while ago? There are more of those metallic-silver tori in my stash -- three, to be precise -- and I'd really wanted to use them for something. Earrings were my persistent initial thought, but these tori are too big for earrings. I know my wrists are small… Continue reading Torus necklace
I have this collection of medium-sized irregularly shaped stones that come with holes pre-drilled into them. They're of varying shapes and sizes, and they're a bit heavier than traditional jewelry ingredients (they're stones, after all!) So earrings, necklaces or bracelets were out. Making pendants of them seemed like the thing to do. But then, there… Continue reading Stone pendant
My first attempt at bead crocheting resulted in a beautiful bracelet and some very painful fingers. 😦 I'd wanted to try my hand at Kumihimo instead, but I haven't managed to buy a disc yet. While I'm thinking if I should make a DIY Kumihimo disc, I decided to give bead crocheting one more shot… Continue reading Beaded partial necklace