Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Making Something for Myself

On rare occasions I actually get around to making a special piece of jewelry for myself.  I made this wire wrapped pendant in a class a few years ago and have worn it a few times, but never had the right chain or cord to showcase it properly.

I recently purchased some kumihimo (Japenese braiding technique) books and a kumihimo disk and bobbins. With these tools I am able to use the supply of satin cord I already have that I use to make satin necklace cords from and create something even more special and elaborate.

I blended the cord colors to pull out the colors in the gemstone cabachon that I used to make the pendant.

I ended up with a beautiful piece in colors that match my hair and complexion very well.

Now that I've learned the technique, I am working on several other pieces to list in my Etsy shop and on my website.