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Pearl Kumihimo

What could be better than my favorite medium: Kumihimo beaded braiding and pearls?Pearl beaded Kumihimo braided necklace

Size 8 Toho beads, size 6 Czech glass hematite bead mix combined with gold pearls and white beads in the style of Rebecca Combs’ “Showstopper” necklace. Finished with a gold tone leaf clasp.

Coral and Teal Kumihimo Necklace

coral and teal kumihimo necklaceA coral and teal Kumihimo 24″ necklace made with size 8 seed beads, coral pendant, silver tone spacers and silver tone lobster claw clasp.

Multi-Strand Necklace

I have a job where our daily attire is black and white so the only way of adding a little color to the daily clothing is by adding jewelry. This necklace combines large chunky beads with smaller beads and white coral chips in a continuing color scheme of dark read, tan, gold and cream. All three strands are attached to a gold tone chain and clasp.
Multi-strand necklace

Silver and Black Kumihimo

This necklace is made from black and silver size 8 beads in a varigated Kumihimo pattern ranging from all black to all silver. Silver toned bullet endings are attached to silver tone chain for additional length.
Black and silver beaded Kumihimo in varigated pattern

Silver Wings

While we were on our trip to Bike Week in the Black Hills of South Dakota, I saw a woman wearing a necklace that looked much like this one. I tried to be inconspicuous as I stared at her, ummmm, chest area, to see how I could make a similar necklace.  This is what I came up with. Turquoise beeds, small silver toned beads, and, of course, silver wings.

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Charmed Kumihimo Bracelet

Charmed Kumihimo Bracelet

Charmed Kumihimo Beaded Bracelet

Charmed Kumihimo Bracelet just in time for Mother’s Day. Show your heart by giving her one she’ll treasure!

Wedding Earrings: Which One Will She Choose?

With my son’s wedding just three weeks away, I’ve finished the selection of bridal earrings. Which one will the bride choose? What is your choice? All are made with Swarovski cream colored pearls, Silver plated brass Stardust beads, Swarovski crystals, Silver-plate headpins and ear wires:
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Chelsea’s Choice Redux

Pearl, Crystal and Shambala Bead BraceletCrystazzi Pearls and Crystals and Shambala Rhinestone Beads add to the beauty of this updated Chelsea’s Choice.

Embellished Right Angle Weave Wedding Bracelet


Embellished Right Angle Weave Wedding Bracelet


Embellished Right Angle Weave Wedding Bracelet

Made with Crystazzi Pearls, Swarovski crystals and silver seed beads, this is an elegant bracelet perfect for her special day.