Thursday, December 5, 2013

Fiber Kumihimo Necklace with a Heart

Fiber Kumihimo Necklace
with a Heart
Last week, we were on Cape Cod for Thanksgiving week. We celebrated with about 15 family members with the usual Pinochle games, ping pong, Oh - Hell, Sequence, more Pinochle and of course eating.
I took along a bag full of jewelry projects and managed to make two - three wrap leather bracelets.
My main project, however, was to make a Fiber Kumihimo necklace to go with a heart shaped pendant I had in my stash. Before we left, I made a trip to our local yarn shop, Auntie Zaza's Fiber Works.
I noticed, when I had visited before, that she had some long samples of yarn in various textures and colors. Perfect for my current project. I picked out two bundles and brought them with me to the Cape.
Our family did not arrive until Tuesday so I had time to "play". And play I did. It took five different tries to get a color mixture I liked.
Finally, I loaded up my Kumihimo disk and the first inch (my test patch) looked good with the Heart Pendant. I now had a project to work on watching TV or just chatting with family. I finished the length needed but I needed to add the pendant (that took some fiddling) and the clasp.
And the results:

It is hard to see in the picture but it is a combination of several violets and purple with a hint of green in both the necklace and pendant. I added several strands that I had from previous projects.
I have two more similar pendants and may make more like this one.
Oh, yes the other combination. It may take longer to choose colors and find a pendant. I wonder what that one will look like?
It should be fun figuring it out though.

Monday, December 2, 2013

Kumihimo Gifts

Kumihimo Gifts
This week's "feature" is Kumihimo bracelets and necklaces. The discount will be 20%.

Click here or on the picture to see my Kumihimo video.
Here is a video of just the Kumihimo bracelets made with Magatama seed beads
I noticed that I used very different music in these videos. If you watch both, let me know which you prefer.
Kumihimo bracelets listed on my website can be seen here.


Remember the catch. Well, not really a catch but some direction. Because my web cart does not allow me to give discounts, you need to send me an email if you have questions or want to purchase at the discounted price.