• 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Incredibly Easy Silver(ish) Dangle Earrings

    November 26, 2012 admin

    Aren’t these earrings gorgeous? I love them so, so much! And guess what? They took probably 2 minutes total!!! I love jewelry where the wire is in all sorts of fancy loops and patterns but I don’t know how to do that (yet). When a couple of these Christmas ornament hangers (I know, right?) wound…

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  • Terrarium Pendants on the Cheap!

    May 2, 2012 admin

    Terrariums are all the rage right now and projects for them are popping up all over the internet. I have been intrigued. Some time ago I saw a necklace with a terrarium pendant from Anthropologie. I knew I had to have one. Then, I saw the price. Seriously, $128 for a little glass vial filled with…

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