Category Archives: Dazzle-it Kumihimo

Vintage 50’s Necklace With A Kumihimo Twist

  Designed by Carmi Cimicata for John Bead Corp and Perles et Cetera Winter 2016 Issue. This is the English translation of the step by step that appeared in French in the current issue of the Magazine. This simple kumihimo … Continue reading

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Dazzle-it Kumihimo Braid With New Aluminum Chain

This kumihimo necklace features the addition of our new lightweight aluminum chain. The braid is a unique one. It features white rattail, hemp and a beaded string found in a fabric store. I made my braid using the classic 8-strand … Continue reading

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Shades of Gray – Dazzle-it Leather Cord Kumihimo

Creating a kumihimo necklace with leather cord is just a joy!  My braid is so unique and I can see myself wearing this unadorned and perhaps later with a pendant. I used our Dazzle-it kumihimo disk to create my braid. … Continue reading

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World Cup Jewelry

  Are you ready to support a team this summer in our two big world cup series?  I am making jewelry for friends and family with our Metal Complex handmade bezels. These are handmade bezels which are available in brass, … Continue reading

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Warped Elegance – A Fernando’s Atelier Necklace

This is another of the wonderful samples you can see in person the John Bead showroom. The agate slabs are beautifully showcased! Design title: Warped Elegance Necklace Mood: Summertime, wedding on a beach, art exhibition opening Skill level: Intermediate Duration: … Continue reading

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A Closer Look At Fernando’s Gold Winery Necklace

This necklace is featured on our new banner (with matching earring) to celebrate the launch of our new line of faux suede tassels.  Fernando named it “The Gold Winery.” He  carefully selected with our team: pre-made suede tassels, pre-made chain tassels, fantastic … Continue reading

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Leather Kumihimo and Instant Glam Arrow

I have designed many kumihimo braids this year using different stringing materials and fibers.  My husband is always quite interested in the results and it occurred to me that I should try and make a kumihimo braid that he might … Continue reading

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Kumihimo Glamour Belt By Fernando DaSilva

What a pleasure it is for me to post this piece today.  I am going to use a word I have never typed on this blog before:  BELT! Leave it to Fernando DaSilva to create a belt that would steal … Continue reading

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End Cap and Bail Featured Stunner!

There are moments when I review new projects submitted by Fernando Dasilva where I just hold my breath.  This stunning necklaces is indeed a showstopper! Fernando wanted to showcase our new end caps.  This is the first time I have … Continue reading

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Bails For Kumihimo and Other Thick Cords

The new bails are gorgeous and next week I’ll start showing you some amazing jewelry designed by Fernando Dasilva! This is one of the new bails available in gold and silver.

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