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  • Want to Learn Beaded Kumihimo, But Not Sure Where to Start?

    Some of my favorite Japanese imports include things like sushi (yum), seed beads (yummier), and Zen Buddhism. In the last couple of years, I also added the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo to that list! This traditional technique of crafting braids from fibers and leather has become a popular technique...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 31, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • More to Explore with Jewelry-Making!

    If I were to describe it as a road, I could say that I came to beading and bead-weaving along a rambling, twisty, back country road full of mysterious forests and magnificent views of far-off mountains. Okay, so maybe I'm waxing a little poetic here, but my road to seed bead work came after a lengthy...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on May 27, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Embroidery, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Native American beadwork, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Necklace Making, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • Crazy for Kumihimo

    Since I have been working in the Beadwork and Jewelry Stringing office here at Interweave Press, there's one thing I've gotten really good at: picking up on trends. When we discover a new trend or a beading bandwagon everyone is jumping on, we do our best to make as many products as possible...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by MLenhausen on Apr 22, 2015
    Filed under: Stringing, bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Beads, How to Bead
  • It's All In How You String It: Kumihimo Tips For Using Leather Cord and Wire In Your Kuimhimo Projects

    Kumihimo, the ancient Japanese art of braiding, is one of my favorite examples of how age-old crafts get new life when they're resurrected and done with modern materials. After my initial introduction to beaded kumihimo at Bead Fest Philadelphia a few years ago, I've been exploring the use of...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Apr 20, 2015
    Filed under: Pearls, Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 3 Things To Know When You Kumihimo

    My son loves to help me string beads for beaded kumihimo projects! Get 'em started young! Addicted to kumihimo? Me? Well, I guess admitting that I have a problem would be the first step. Yes, since I learned how to do beaded kumihimo at Bead Fest Philadelphia a few years ago, my bead orders suddenly...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Mar 20, 2015
    Filed under: Crystals, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Wire Jewelry, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
  • 3 Things To Try with Kumihimo

    I've only been doing beaded kumihimo braids for a couple of years now, but lately, I've been looking for something new to add some interest to my kumihimo projects. I've got plenty of beads, beading supplies, and stringing/braiding materials to play with, I was just looking for a little bit...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Feb 25, 2015
    Filed under: Gemstones, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, Glass Beads, How To Bead, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Bracelet Making, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making
  • Tucson Bead Show 2015: Products we love

    Lucky members of the Jewelry Stringing and Beadwork magazines staff attended the 2015 Tucson Bead Show. Whether you're a seller, a buyer, an editor, or a local, no one leaves this event empty-handed! We're all about the hottest new products when it comes to our magazines, and we got our hands...
    Posted to Inside Jewelry Stringing Magazine by MLenhausen on Feb 23, 2015
    Filed under: Stringing, Jewelry Stringing Magazine, Bead Making, Bead-weaving, Beads, Jewelry Making, Kumihimo
  • Stitch Pro: How to Finish the End of a Beaded Kumihimo Braid

    Do you love working kumihimo with beads, but are perplexed by how to turn the resulting rope into a bracelet or necklace? There are many ways to finish a beaded kumihimo rope, but the most popular way is to add an end cap. Here is how it's done: To finish the end of the kumihimo braid: 1) After braiding...
    Posted to Inside Beadwork Magazine by Jean Campbell on Feb 19, 2015
    Filed under: bead crafts, Bead-weaving, Seed Bead Patterns, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Wire Jewelry, Kumihimo, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, How to Bead, Jewelry Making
  • Kumihimo Questions Answered

    Rainbow kumihimo bracelet by Debbie Altman What's not to love about beaded kumihimo? It's fast, easy to learn, a great alternative to bead crochet for those of us who aren't inclined to use a hook, and it's as close to instant gratification as some of us beaders can hope for -- a simple...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Jan 16, 2015
    Filed under: Bead Crochet, Beaded Beads, Bead Making, Stringing, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Beading Tools, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Beading Daily
  • My Top Picks From Craft Daily

    Living in the digital age is pretty sweet for us beaders who love to take classes and learn new projects, but can't always travel to far-flung destinations. Streaming video on my laptop computer means that I can take beading classes from some of today's most talented designers and instructors...
    Posted to Daily Beading Blogs by Jennifer VanBenschoten on Dec 4, 2014
    Filed under: Beaded Beads, Bead Making, How To Bead, Seed Bead Patterns, Bead-weaving, Kumihimo, Bead Crafts, Beaded Jewelry Design, Beads, Jewelry Making, Beading Daily
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