• Tasseled Kumihimo Braid Tutorial

    November 11, 2013 admin

    When I was in the 6th grade I had this art teacher who was… different. She sang weird music and she swayed back and forth when there was no music and she talked about things and musicians I had never heard of. My mother (who had met my teacher from an incident where I gouged…

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  • Natural Stone Filled Bezel Cross Pendant Tutorial

    October 10, 2013 admin

    I was doing this thing I often do, trolling the aisles at a crawl of the craft store looking for anything that might strike my fancy or create an immediate crafty whim. That’s when I saw this gigantic cross bezel pendant. Just the day before I had purchased a string of natural stone beads at…

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  • Big Beaded Bobble Ring Tutorial

    October 7, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to make a big, beaded bobble ring! I don’t wear too many rings, probably because my fingers are pretty fat. But when cheap costume jewelry rings became all the rage, including those expandable rings, my collection grew by tons. Not only would I pick up one or two myself but my nephews…

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  • Easy Jump Ring Chain Bracelet Tutorial

    September 6, 2013 admin

    Today we’re going to be making this super easy jump ring chain bracelet. This is a great beginner project that requires very little in tools or supplies. A lot of the jewelry I make has to fit into one of 3 different categories: My stash is overflowing. I’m running out of space. I need to…

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  • Super Easy Jewelry Beading Tutorial – No Crimp Beads

    August 30, 2013 admin

    Peacocks are often adored, gorgeous creatures because they have the most beautiful fans of butt feathers. You may know what this has to do with a beading tutorial, and the fact is it doesn’t but I’m still going to tell my story… I wanted to see a peacock up close so badly as a child.…

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  • Easy, Quick and Elegant DIY Button Earrings

    August 20, 2013 admin

    My sister recently celebrated her birthday and my gift to her was these gorgeous DIY button earrings. Me being me, I sent her a crafty present to keep her busy which had me walking around my local Hobby Lobby in search of the perfect gift. While walking around the store I noticed these gorgeous rhinestone…

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  • Belly Dancer Kumihimo – Coined Braid Tutorial

    August 16, 2013 admin

    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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  • Kumihimo – Beaded 8 Strand Cord

    July 19, 2013 admin

    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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  • Putting End Caps on Your Kumihimo Braids

    July 12, 2013 admin

    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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