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Aug. 12th, 2016

Day 12 , #CtMonthInTheLife challenge...

Today's prompt is "Favorite"...

The #prompt for day 12 of the #ctmonthinthelife  #igchallenge  by @createandthrive  is #favorite  I've has several pieces I absolutely adore over the years. The most recent one is this one- Gaia, a #handmade #kumihimo #necklace with a handmade #stoneware

I've had several pieces I absolutely adore over the years. The most recent one is this one- Gaia, a handmade kumihimo necklace with a handmade stoneware raku fired focalbead by Lisa Peters ART and handbeaded by me. The cord itself is made from recycled sari silk yarn and is so soft and colorful.

It is for sale in my Big Cartel shop. :)

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Dec. 1st, 2014

It's Cyber Monday!

All Kumihimo cuffs- 45% off! Code- CUFF14 at checkout. Expires at 1159pm EST.


All Handwoven items- 40% off- code DEC40 at checkout. Expires 1159PM EST on Dec 19th.


Happy Shopping!

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Feb. 21st, 2014

New cuff

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Smoke & Mirrors, handmade kumihimo cuff

Made using handspun natural colorway yarn, Delicas and Shisha mirrors. It was a fun cuff to see to completion.

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Jan. 14th, 2014


That's what it's been like here.

Been busy with making up mini keychains, pendants, etc, as samples. Been busy weaving all the things- seriously, 5 scarves/table runners now. And now currently, I'm working on something for a mock up of a project I have in mind, since I'm not entirely satisfied with my original idea for it.

Currently, all items in my Etsy shop expire the end of this month. There is a 10% off coupon code for Etsy items only. Use 'TENPERCENT' at checkout and get 10% off your entire purchase. It, like the items, will expire the end of this month.

Etsy items will NOT be renewed. Focus will be spent on the Big Cartel shop instead, from here on out, with minimal promotion of the Zibbet shop as back up. The Artfire shop is closed as of Jan 1, 2014 and will not be reopened.

So. That is where things stand as of right now.

Back to work I go!

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Nov. 13th, 2013

A new items post!


Sunkissed, handmade kumihimo cuff

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Golden RoseGrey, handmade kumihimo pendant


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Oct. 8th, 2013

[Semi] Daily photo

Fiore di Whiskey

Fiore di Whiskey. New kumihimo cuff I finished early this afternoon, listed on Big Cartel and sold almost immediately. Granted, the new owner has been patiently waiting for it. Which is why it was named for them. Heh.

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Oct. 7th, 2013

[Semi] Daily Photo

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Sneak peek of newest cuff. Might be photographing it this afternoon, as long as the sun stays out and things dry out a bit more.

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Sep. 30th, 2013

[Semi] Daily Photo

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8 strand kumihimo cord in progress, made using absolutely gorgeous rare Light RoseGrey Alpaca yarn by Blue Canoe Farm, here locally. This is a dream to work with. The photo does not do the coloring justice, there is a definite rose tone to this yarn. I also have a skein of Dark RoseGrey as well.

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Sep. 3rd, 2013

New stuffs!

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Aug. 29th, 2013

New item!

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Kumihimo Flower Brooch. Available Here.

A couple more are in the works in other cords and colors.

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Aug. 6th, 2013

New cuff!

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Carnaval Del Sol, handmade kumihimo cuff, featuring a handmade stoneware flower button by Lisa Peters ART

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Jul. 24th, 2013

Wordless Weds- kumihimo cord in progress

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Jul. 17th, 2013

Behind the scenes bit...

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If you've ever bought something from me, chances are you got a little info card with your purchase.

But did you know that not only is each card hand written specificly for the item it is with, but it's hand stamped with my personal chop as well? This chop was handmade for me in China from a river stone and sent to me by a good friend whom I played Ultima Online with, while he was there for a year.

I think of him fondly every time I use it.

I think it adds a little extra personal touch to each item, to not only have the piece be as handmade as possible, but to have a card that is handwritten, detailing what went into each piece, the sizes, etc.

Just a little behind the scenes detail for ya! }:)

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Jul. 15th, 2013

Sneak peek- Current work in progress

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12 strand kumihimo cord, doubled, made from Shalimar Yarns Breathless in the Sapote colorway, featuring an adorable raku fired yellow bird focal by MAKUstudio. Hoping to have it finished this evening for photographing and listing tomorrow. Provided, of course, it doesn't rain tomorrow.}:)

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Jun. 10th, 2013

New kumihimo sets

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Starlit, 3 piece kumihimo set. Available on Zibbet.

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Sweet Cream, 3 piece kumihimo set. Also available on Zibbet.

I have one more set in the works, but I need to get some other findings for it first. Then I have at least one pair of earrings to wrk up and a few pendants in the plans.

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Jun. 3rd, 2013

Busy, busy...

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What you're looking at, is FIVE different kumihimo/beadwork projects in the works. What you don't see is the sixth project- a necklace, earrings, bracelet set and a seventh- a cord on the wheel, off to the side.

I'm hoping to have at least 3 of these projects ready for listing by this weekend. One of these projects is for the ZBox and that will get added to as I create more cords and use the extra for the samples instead of turning them into toys for Morrigan.}:)

On my desk currently, samples in progress for the Zbox, a 3 piece set- necklace, earrings, bracelet, a cuff, a pair of earrings and what hopefully will be another 3 piece set- choker/necklace, earrings, bracelet.

Did I mention I still haven't gone through the nearly 700 photos from out vacation trip yet either?


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May. 29th, 2013

New yarns!

So last week we went on vacation up to New Jersey to see Mark's parents. Before hand, I had done some researching and found several local shops in the areas we would be, to visit and hopefully pick up some either handspun and hand dyed yarns, or at the least, hand dyed yarns.

I think I succeeded quite well.

First up is Hooked in Haddonfield, NJ. I will admit, I went a bit overboard. But in my defense, Mark kept telling me to get the yarn, and 3 skeins HE liked all together, colorwise, so those I'll blame on him.}:P

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Blue Heron Yarns Rayon Metallic in Blue Violet. Silky soft and absolutely wonderful to work with as kumihimo. I actually started and finished a 16 strand cord in 3 days while in New Jersey. It'll be listed in cuff form by next week- needed to get some beads that color coordinated.

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Shalimar Breathless, hand dyed. Gorgeous and soft, the color varies from rich butter yellow to a softer, pale yellow.

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Plucky Knitter, also hand dyed. Also very soft. Are you sensing a theme? Most of the yarns I got are silk blends or cashmere/merino blends, or straight alpaca in the case of at least one.

The next three are Mark's picks. All are raw silk blends, Shibui Heichi- Spore(green), Column(cream) and Hydrant(red-orange)-

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Cascade Eco Alpaca, all natural, 100% alpaca. I needed some browns and this on definitely fit the bill perfectly. And it's squishy.

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Both are Manos del Uruguay Silk blends. Hand spun and kettle dyed in Uruguay. Lovely, lovely yarn. The darker one I have a cord nearly finished with, 12 strand and it's quite lovely.

And that was just at Hooked!

More! )

May. 8th, 2013

New stuffs!

I realized after listing my latest cuff, that I haven't done a recent new items post. So here we go!

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'Green Leaves'
Handmade Kumihimo cuff
7.5" long x 2" wide

Fits wrists 7.5" to 9"

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'Tiger Burning Bright'
Handmade Kumihimo and beadwork cuff
7" long x 2" wide

Fits wrists 6.5" to 8.5"

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'Fire and Ice'
Handmade Kumihimo bracelet
5" long x .5" wide

Fits wrists 5.5" to 7"

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'Desert Sagebrush'
Handmade Kumihimo cuff
6.5"long x 2" wide

Fits wrists 6.5" to 8.75"

I have 6 other cuffs in progress- well, 4 cuffs and 2 bracelets- and one kumihimo necklace in the works. So I'll be busy for the next week or so.}:) Stay tuned!

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May. 2nd, 2013

Busy, busy

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Sneak peek of what I'm currently working on

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Apr. 11th, 2013

Safety First!

Safety First!

Safety First!
Handmade Kumihimo Cuff
7" long x 2" wide

Fits wrists 7" to 9"

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Tired of not coordinating your accesories with your safety orange hunting vest? Missing the neon orange of the 80s? Want some dayglo orange for that rave coming up? Want to dazzle the school kids at your crossing guard job?

Look no more!

Safety First! is a handmade 8 strand kumihimo cuff made from dayglo/safety orange yarn, I believe to be 100% acrylic, possibly acrylic/wool blend. This awesomely bright yarn is from the Team BNA Traveling Swap Box and found its home with me.

This is a fun cuff! It features a gloriously cool handmade stoneware flower by Lisa Peters ART, securely attached to the cuff with a Czech glass druk bead in teal with a vitrial coating. The flower itself color coordinates with the cuff itself, with a glazing of cobalt, hints of teal and bright orange.

The ends of this spectacularly bright- and I mean bright!- cuff are handbeaded in peyote stitch, using 6lb FireLine, with Czech glass seed beads in cobalt and teal. The clasp is a silver plated extension chain and lobster claw clasp.

Amaze your friends! Blind the deer or wild turkey or men or whatever you chose to hunt! Flash back to the 80s! Where ever you wear it, Safety First! is sure to turn heads! If not completely blind people!

The first 3 photos are taken in direct sunlight- including this one. They serve to show just how bright this cuff is. The last 2 photos were taken in indirect sunlight. When I say neon, I mean neon!

Available HERE!(For now, Zibbet and Artfire soon.)

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