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Golden Fir

About this design:

Long Magatama beads. Very textural, funky , awesome :))))Unfinished yet!!!
Thinking what to use: copper, gold or brass..
Most likely will go with antique gold. I just tried this beads and now I will reorder a bit more for the necklace.
I do think though that Toho beads are kind of pricy...


Toho seed beads round 6/0 Gold-Lined Rainbow LT Jonquil and Miyuki Long Magatama Garnet Lined TR LT Topaz.

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  1. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Another beautiful necklace. I had no idea you could make something like this with kumihimo (did I spell that right?). I have to learn how.

  2. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Oops sorry I.think you mean this is a bracelet.

  3. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, Deb! If you to tell me 8 month ago that I would be addicted to kumihimo… Ha!
    And now I am … What a sad story… LOL

    I really enjoyed the possibilities , even though I love the real gems . But then… I am going to do it with gems too ;)

  4. Deb Harding
    Deb Harding says:

    Not a sad story to be addicted to.something that makes something so beautiful. Unless of course you forget to eat and pay bills in your obsession. :)

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    JC Hamm says:

    I love the texture the longer beads give this piece. I have to find someone to teach me this technique. This is something I could do while watching the t.v at night.(Husband away alot) :)

  6. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    I already thinking of some interesting design with them…
    Well, I can knit while watching TV but I cannot do it with beads as one have to watch on how the beads go , to correct the position of the bead on time :)

  7. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    Julia, I know you are going to tell me that it’s easier than it looks. Nope, doubt it. I am SO impressed. Everytime I see one of your pieces in the Design Gallery I gasp at it’s beauty and intricacy. :)
    I absolutely love the contrast of the sizes with the same color. I wonder how it would look with the SuperDuo beads? I haven’t seen them used yet.
    I think you need the antique gold or brass. I would like to see little leaves… beads or dangles even. This is so earthy and natural, the leaves would be a great accent.

  8. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I think the antique gold would be very nice for this piece. So pretty, Julia! My bead store has a Kumi class….I think I will have to take it!

  9. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I agree with Julie!

    As an aside, does anyone have an idea how to use those super duo beads?

  10. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you Julie :) I have an antique gold end cones and a chain and a hook but I ñeed to buy gold plated head pins and jump rings :)
    I will give a thought to your suggestion about the leaves: it sounds darling :)

    Thank you Susan :)
    I see only one solution to the super duo: to buy some and try them in design ;)

  11. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    Love this, Julia! especially the texture from the magatamas! they are my new favorite. :)

  12. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    thank you, Becky :) They are fun!

  13. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    This is lovely…I started doing Kumihimo with beads a couple of months ago. Took me 3 tries to finally get a perfect spiral bracelet done. I’ll have to take photos soon. Yours is lovely and I really want to try those magatama beads.

  14. Frida
    Frida says:

    Another wonderful piece, love the color in this one! :D

  15. Asia
    Asia says:

    Love it, great colors and the texture. Susie, I asked the same question a while ago, not even one answer, maybe LB can help you with that :)

  16. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, chickies :) ))

    How I found out it used with multiple rows or double wall in bracelets …

  17. Lynn g
    Lynn g says:

    That is beautiful!!!

  18. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you Lynn! :)

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