Happy Wednesday, everyone!

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2014 03 26 woyww kumihimo flower bracelet

Today’s desk shows I’m still working on kumihimo braiding. Yesterday I finished a necklace which I’m quite happy with.

flowercup kumihimo

The next project is a bracelet based on directions  from the February 2014 issue of Bead and Button Magazine, the Flowercup Bracelet and Necklace set.

The flower shaped beads add a lot of interest…

floral kumihimo bracelet (1)

…but what a pain it was to keep the tension even.

And yes, I MADE those little beaded end caps. Ack. It makes me truly admire the folks who make massive sculpted pieces out of teeny-tiny beads.

beaded rose necklace by Anna Master

Like this amazing piece by Anna Master. No thank you. I did my time with itty-bitty units years ago during my cross stitching phase. 🙂

(If you like the above kind of work this link will take you to a page with loads of similar stunning seed bead pieces.)

floral kumihimo bracelet (2)

Tension problems aside, this is a rather pretty piece. It just needs another three inches in length to make it a bracelet… or maybe I’ll make it the center piece of a necklace. Haven’t decided yet.

So, why did I post a pic of my messy desk along with the jewelry pics?  It’s What’s On Your Workdesk Wednesday, doncha know? Join us, if you like, in this weekly worldwide blog hop where we take a peek at the creative spaces of creative folks from all over.

Check back tomorrow for day 18 of my Make It In March challenge. I promise I will be doing something other than kumihimo or itty-bitty seed beading. 🙂

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25 thoughts on “WOYWW – Floral Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet – Make it In March Day 17

    1. It’s funny how we have patience for some things and not for others.

      I was sitting doing the braiding whilst hubby was watching a video on a very fiddly woodworking project. I was amazed at the trouble the fellow was going to over millimeters and said, “Wow, I just couldn’t be bothered, I would ‘t have the patience for that.”

      Then I looked down at what was in my hands and laughed. 🙂

  1. Gorgeous bead work the pinks and pale green are divine. Yes music and crafting who’d have thought eh? Must go do my page.

  2. Thanks for the visit to my blog. Love this work you are doing. I saw two Japanese ladies doing this at a show – amazing. Well done you!
    Hugs, Neet xx

  3. Beautiful beaded work. I’ve done kumihimo cords and braids but not with beads. Thanks for your comment and No! it’s not cathedral window patchwork but it’s Japanese folded patchwork I’m doing. It does make similar shapes but is easier to do. I’ve got a few long journeys coming up so it will keep me occupied and I’ll have something worthwhile to show for the time.
    Best Wishes

  4. It’s a double gasp from me…so impressed that you’re keeping up with your daily craft, and goodness, how beautiful is this bead work! gorgeous colours too. You are waaaay more patient than me, but I get that you’re over the teeny seed beads…that sort of thing is too small for me, eyes, fingers and patience are just not up to it!!

  5. Oh wow… Happy WOYWW… Love your desk full of craftyness. I would not even begin to know about jewelry making/ It sure looks like fun! See you next week.
    Kimmer #91… last , but not least AGAIN.. LOL

  6. oh my God I love it. You are a super start would love to know how to do this type of work.
    any information that you can supply?
    live in cape coral florida
    thank you

    1. Thank you, Elisa, I’m glad you like the project. If you’re interested in this type of work I’d suggest you check out the things I mentioned in the blog post: the February 2014 issue of Bead and Button Magazine, the Flowercup Bracelet and Necklace set, as well as the link I give to similar work. Also, you can find books on Kumihimo at your local library.

      Happy creating!

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