Beads

Button beads for… beading!

Yippee! The beading gods have finally heard my prayers. My local stores now sell Preciosa seed beads, so I don't have to order uniformly sized beads from overseas. <Dances a little jig.> So I now have beading needles, beading thread, aaaand... beads! I'm all set to practice some beading. Peyote stitch, get ready to be… Continue reading Button beads for… beading!

Bracelets · Jewelry

Kumihimo bracelet

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

Bracelets · Jewelry

So I made a 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

Jewelry · Pendants

Beaded ornament experiment

Beading is something I've been wanting to try for a while. I've done some bead crochet projects, of course, but constantly seeing cabochons with beaded finishing on my Pinterest screen has to have some effect, doesn't it? 😉 So before I go running to buy beading supplies, I thought I'll first try it with the… Continue reading Beaded ornament experiment