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Summer Stripes

About this design:

Just fun, fast work.Should make it tighter is lower in quality then my usual work but... it was fast and fun...ha-ha..


Czech beads, hemp and silver plated finding and silver colored toggles

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  1. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    Julia, what stitch do you use to create all these beauties?

  2. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beth, believe it or not I have NO idea! I just weave it on the wheel… For this one I used 8 cords : 4 with pearl beads and 4 with the hot pink… So… this one was very easy ;) For necklace I used 60 beads on each thread, for the bracelet 24 beads on each.

  3. Lady425 aka Beth
    Lady425 aka Beth says:

    And what wheel would that be?

  4. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Very pretty.

    Julia – I may have asked you this before but did you take a class for this technique on your own?

    I would love to learn how to do it in a class. There are hardly any beading / jewelry class where I live . *sigh*

  5. Asia
    Asia says:

    Very summery, Peggy I’m sure that there are kumihimo tutorials on You Tube, give it a try.

  6. Peggy3
    Peggy3 says:

    Thank you Asia. I love you tube but sometimes sitting on a computer all day at work my eyes are ‘buggy’. ha ha

  7. Elis Mom
    Elis Mom says:

    I love the bright colors, Julia! I need to try Kumi, but all those spools make me nervous…

  8. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Beth, it is kumihimo wheel :) I watched kumihimo aficionados in our jewelry club for quite a while but never thought it would be anything interesting for me as I love stones, hammering, etc.. Then I decided that it would be interesting for my grand daughters ( in simple way) so I learned, mostly on my own and continue to experiment with it for a over a year now… I am completely hooked on it!

  9. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Sue, you mean spools which do not let your threads to mingle too much? lol…

    You do not have to use them: You may tie your last bead in the tie on the ends of the cords and go without spools. You need a kumihimo wheel, spools(if you will), 8 cords at even lenth (or 16, but I never tried that ), your choice of the seed beads. I preffer Toho and Miyuki now, but I used Bohemian ones in the beginning, after I learned how to just with the yarn…;) I preffer 6/0 and now also 8/0. 11/0 are for the peyote not for the kumihimo. Nothing to be nervous about, really. If you make a mistake you may go back and start again.

  10. KatsAllThat
    KatsAllThat says:

    Another one of your lovely designs. Kumihimo is fun but I struggle with the ends still…getting the length right to glue them in..but getting better. For those interested, the stich used is a basic 8 warp kumihimo and I learned by watching this…

  11. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank you, darling.
    Good for you Kat! I am crazy for not knowing the stitches but… I also need to write down the patterns I create as I forget them ;)

  12. puppychick  labratbecky
    puppychick labratbecky says:

    In my next chunk of free time, January 2018 or so, I really need to try this. :) You do such a great job with the colors, combos, and designs!!

  13. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    What is January 2018?

    I guess being an artist kicks in ;) :;)

  14. Julie Shane
    Julie Shane says:

    I like the simplicity of this design. Soft and summery colors.

  15. AllureofGemsGlamJulia
    AllureofGemsGlamJulia says:

    Thank You, Julie :)

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