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  • Medieval Momma
    Medieval Momma on “Gifted”:
    “I love it! Very earthy and ethnic. It would look with a off-white flowing sun dress…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Turtle Beach”:
    “Glad to know I'm not the only one who fiddles. Great design. Love the soft…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Gifted”:
    “I like it too. Definitely has an ethnic vibe. Love wood, love all the components,…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “I took a Class”:
    “Wire weaving? You're a "greenie?" I'd say you are well on your way to being…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Fantastic color, excellent design. Love it! :) …” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Key boards and computers are not trustworthy..... they are electronic devices with minds of their own. Now…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Fall?”:
    “Ditto to all of the above comments. This is a great way to welcome fall...just…” read »

  • Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick on “Tiger Eye”:
    “Thanks for all of the compliments everyone. The tiger eye is one of my favorites.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “It's funny because when I type my son's name it always changes it to "sidenote" or…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank You ladies!…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Tiger Eye”:
    “I love copper and you really are the master.…” read »

  • Harmony on Strings
    Harmony on Strings on “Gifted”:
    “Very,very nice.…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “I took a Class”:
    “Wow! I agree with Donna, this piece looks very complicated but you certainly did fantastic with…” read »

  • G Layne AKA Gail
    G Layne AKA Gail on “Gifted”:
    “Oooooo! Wonderful tribal design!! Love the African clay beads and the wood spacers really set them…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Gifted”:
    “I've never seen such interesting wooden beads, and you've really highlighted them here. The African clay…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Fall?”:
    “You make the neatest bracelets. Wonderful work!…” read »

  • Granny Nancy
    Granny Nancy on “Fall?”:
    “Very, very pretty. So talented.…” read »

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    R Fulton on “Summer sand dollar”:
    “Thanks so much for all the compliments!!…” read »

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    S Katoll on “I took a Class”:
    “It's a wonderful piece, and the wireweaving is amazing! I'm sure it represents a great…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall Tones”:
    “A really pretty piece. Great colors, great components, what can I say? When you're good, you're…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “LOL LOVE, LOVE Your pictures, your necklace, and I want Your caterpillar friend for my next…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Fall Tones”:
    “Mahala, Your pictures are just so perfect. They highlight your necklace perfectly. Plus, your necklace has…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “I took a Class”:
    “This necklace looks very complex for a beginner. But, you did a great job for the…” read »

  • Poms Forever aka Donna
    Poms Forever aka Donna on “Gifted”:
    “Pam is right! The necklace has a great ethnic vibe! The wood beads are highlighted by…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Wow, how beautiful! Great selection of stones. The colors are wonderful, and the caterpillar lends such…” read »

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    S Katoll on “Fall?”:
    “I love the flower, and agree with Gail that it looks like a C Koop piece.…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “Tiger Eye”:
    “This is really beautiful. I love the tiger eye and the wonderful copper wirework. That tassle…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Gifted”:
    “Another oh, woooow piece!! I like the chartreuse (maybe yellow) with the wood. This…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “I took a Class”:
    “Oh woooow! This is so very pretty and looks so complicated for a group of…” read »

  • kye
    kye on “I took a Class”:
    “That musta been some class! Wow! I think your wirework is so exciting and beautiful!! It…” read »

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    Idania F on “Nature's Treasures”:
    “Gorgeous…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall Tones”:
    “Another terrific piece! I did miss seeing your little friend. The bail design is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Haha, yes, he matches.…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “This is absolutely gorgeous, even your little friend blends in nicely with the necklace. Is…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Oh wow, that must have been my phone trying and failing to auto correct! It's citrine.…” read »

  • Mahala RockChick
    Mahala RockChick on “Fall Tones”:
    “Thank you! I am not usually very creative with bails, but a simple loop was just…” read »

  • dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam on “Fall?”:
    “I agree with Gail! I also love the acorn you made! I'd take bushels…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Fall Tones”:
    “I like your choice of stones to accompany the pendant, and the bail design.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “Hmmm ... I can't find anything on corrine.…” read »

  • Maggies Mom
    Maggies Mom on “Here Comes The Sun”:
    “I had to look twice to see your little friend! :D I never heard of Corrine,…” read »

dillema ??


About this design:

I decided to combine kumihimo necklace with the real stones continuation. In my case :Sunstones. As you can see I did only one side as I ran out of the gold filled crimp beads and covers :( Need to go to the store tomorrow . the cones are gold plated and findings gold filled.
What do you think about this necklace idea??? Crazy? There is going to be a very nice gold plated S hook...

Another matter, bracelet: which is unfinished for right now... I did not have enough magatama beads for the middle parts so I made it kingd of like a short spiral in the middle. Do you think they would go as a set? I meant necklace and bracelet?

Components:

Toho 6/0 beads with gold lining and Mayoki magatama beads Sparkling Topaz. Sunstones tumble netts . Gold plated cones , gold filled findings and gold french wire.

Additional Images:



Read the comments (or add your own)

  1. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think the necklace would be great! Bracelet should work, too!

  2. Crazy Chick Frida
    Crazy Chick Frida says:

    Think the necklace is beautiful. The sunstone has a great color to go with the seedbead work. Cool! And yes, necklace and bracelet would work as a set :)

  3. NY Bella
    NY Bella says:

    Fab piece, Julia! (as always)!! I think the bracelet would work, also!

  4. Asia
    Asia says:

    I think they will go as a set, I like what you did and the Sunstone looks beautiful with the seed beads :D

  5. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You Nancy, Frida, Maria and Asia :) :)

    I will try to finish it tomorrow and then show it…

  6. Blooming Ideas
    Blooming Ideas says:

    The are both winners! Love the colors too! :)

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Beautiful Julia!!!
    I do like the sunstones with kumihimo. A little more texture. A bright gold toggle in back will finsih it off nicely. I think the bracelet with the same toggle would be perfect. What about earrings with the sunstones and a touch of gold. Fabulous set!!! :)

    PLAESE show us the completed set! :)

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Blooming and Julie :)

    Of cause Julie I will show after finishing ;)

    The bracelet definitely will have the same hook or toggle. :)

  9. Little Round Chick
    Little Round Chick says:

    Interesting combination of beads with the sun stones and seed beads. They definitely make a set. Beautifully crafted pieces just like all of the others.

    You have inspired me to try kumihimo with beads. How many thousands of seed beads does one need? :D

  10. No Photo
    Schouk says:

    Can you give some instructions on how you did the seed beads? How many strands are there? I love it!

  11. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    I love the idea of combining your beautiful kumihimo.with stones. I think it will make a stunning necklace. My only suggestion woild be at the connection point. I think the addition of a somewhat large gold bead would look good there. Not a huge one something about the same.diameter as the sunstome section. Maybe a gold disk shape. It will give the necklace a dividing point between the two but also make.the connection point less obvious. Please don’t take this.as criticism because your kumihimo is always spectacular and your color combinations are.beautiful.

  12. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Well….sorry….I guess I offended you after all. I’m very sorry.

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