• 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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  • 12 Strand Spiral Kumihimo Tutorial

    June 21, 2013 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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 admin

    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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  • Technique to Make Chevron Friendship Bracelet

    May 8, 2013 admin

    I’ve got plans. Big plans. Big chevron friendship bracelet project plans. In order to be in on these you’ll need to know how to make a chevron friendship bracelet so I’m going to show you the basic knots and then how to go all chevron. The thing is, I’m not a good live air personality…

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  • Penny Jewelry Tutorial

    April 26, 2013 admin

    When I was a kid I spent a lot of weekends with my Mimmie and Poppa (grandparents). My Mimmie worked in a dry cleaners and it was open on Saturdays. If both Mimmie and Poppa had to work I went to the cleaners. But Mimmie had to be there early in the morning, before the…

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