• Belly Dancer Kumihimo – Coined Braid Tutorial

    August 16, 2013

    When I was a kid we often went to a Germanfest. And for some reason, when I was in high school,  there was a belly dancer troupe that performed on this itty bitty wood stage. Now I’m pretty sure that bratwurst and beer have nothing in common belly dancing beside the fact that they all…

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  • Yarn Wrapped Flip Flops Tutorial!

    August 15, 2013

    You may have seen these yarn wrapped flip flops over at Or So She Says, where I have contributed a few craft projects! In the summer time I wear flip flops until my heels crack. Which isn’t a good thing but I just have a hard time allowing my feet to be bound up in…

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  • Kumihimo – Beaded 8 Strand Cord

    July 19, 2013

    Some time ago my sweet nephews gave me a present. It was a package of hot pink seed beads and some braiding cords from the children’s craft section. They sat in my stash for a long time because I didn’t really know what to do with them. And then Kumihimo happened in a big, big…

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  • Rhinestone Flip Flops Tutorial

    July 17, 2013

    Today we’re going to kick an an awesome and simple pair of rhinestone flip flops! Strolling through the mall this past weekend I saw lots and lots of what I’d call fancy flip flops. They were all differently adored with beads, studs and rhinestones but there was one common thread connecting them all. They cost…

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  • Putting End Caps on Your Kumihimo Braids

    July 12, 2013

    Today we’re going to easily put end caps on our Kumihimo braids. What’s more, I’ll show you exact ones that will work for exact braids! Kumihimo is my new thing. I absolutely love it for a good couple of reasons.   It’s incredibly easy to learn. It’s a project that doesn’t take too much concentration so…

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  • 12 Strand Spiral Kumihimo Tutorial

    June 21, 2013

    So last week I shared with you the most basic Kumihimo cord, the 8 strand. It’s easy, easy and a great into into Kumihimo. It was so easy, that for some reason I worried that other patterns would be really difficult. I probably made 20 different 8 strand cords before I had teh confidence to…

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  • Kumihimo – 8 Strand Cord Tutorial

    June 14, 2013

    The very second I heard about Kumihimo I was online ordering a starter kit for myself. The. Very. Second. When it got here I jumped around the living room like a loon clutching my bubble mailer. I hadn’t even opened it yet. When I opened it, I jumped right in. The directions were on the…

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  • Friendship Bracelet Watch

    May 24, 2013

    This Friendship Bracelet Watch goes after the braiding trend with gusto and style! A few weeks back I made some horribly embarrassing videos to show you how to make chevron friendship bracelets. The reason why was because I had a handful of chevron friendship projects to show you. But I dropped the ball and they…

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  • Knot Stud Earrings from Jewelry Wire

    May 16, 2013

    Today we’re going to make a really simple pair of knot stud earrings! The more I get into something, like, say making jewelry, the more I want to be able to do. I never would have been content to simply make beaded jewelry. No, I also need to cast my own bangles and make a…

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