Sunday, November 14, 2010

kumi-who-me? or what I did yesterday

I drove down to Havana, FLA yesterday to take a kumihimo class.  If you are anywhere in the vicinity of Tallahassee, FLA, you really need to check out the classes at Lizette's Beads.  The classes are such an incredible value and her beads, while not a huge selection, are dirt cheap.  Lizette will also order you anything you want at seriously deep discounts.  I'm putting in the big plug because I want to keep this little shop going.  Lizette's is only open on Saturday and Sunday, but you can reach her by phone anytime.  Tallahassee is also having Market  Days (big juried art & craft fair) on Dec. 3rd & 4th and you can find Lizette there.

I made a bracelet and added charms when I got home.  Of course I also strung up some C-Lon and beads to make another piece.  I had to be certain I knew what I was doing.
the little Czech glass spade bead really doesn't look quite as minty in person
why is it so hard for me to add multiple charms?  who knows the trick to getting them to hang well?
this is an 8-strand kumihimo
these are 8/0 beads on C-Lon
the peacock colored beads are just about impossible to photograph in natural light


  1. Beautiful piece! And YAY for small bead shops with great customer service!

  2. That is gorgeous, congratulations! You did a great job.

  3. That's absolutely gorgeous -- you should be very proud of yourself!

  4. Please where can I find to finish a beaded bracelet with those endcaps!!!???
    In the Netherlands there's nothing to find about this item.
    Can you give me advise ? Beading with c'lon on a kumihimodisk is no problem, but puting endcaps is the most difficult thing I think. I finish with a micromacrame knot....