Bracelets · How-tos · Jewelry

Kumihimo’s Back!

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!

Bracelets · Jewelry

Twisted Herringbone Bud Bracelet

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

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Chenille Bracelet with Beaded Bead

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

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Beadwork!

I finally sat down and finished the beaded jewelry set that I was working on! And I'm pretty thrilled with the result! These are essentially beaded bezels around the polymer clay button beads that I made a while back. I used Peyote stitch for the bezel, of course. I started this at around the same… Continue reading Beadwork!

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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!