I enjoy working with other artists and jewelry designers to produce unique kumihimo braiding patterns for beautiful artistic creations. Hats off to local Atlanta, GA Artists, Stephanie White of Beads By Design, who created these three focal beads and to Becky Patellis, who designed the kumihimo pattern for the ropes in the first two charming jewelry sets.
The stunning focal bead in this lovely kumihimo necklace is exquisite with a collection of tiny glass bumble bees placed inside small magnifier glass bubbles that are mounted on a metallic finished ceramic pendant. Artist, Stephanie, excels at working with the tiny lifelike insects in this 1.5-inch rectangle bead.
Matching spacers, also crafted by her, surround the focal while spiral beaded ropes in Becky’s original kumihimo pattern, complement the unusual piece.
This necklace continues to delight with a handmade focal that features tiny butterflies flitting across a medium blue ceramic pendant. Stephanie’s and Becky’s awesome designs bring the beaded kumihimo braiding to life. They are made with light and medium blue and deep purple glossy 8/0 Japanese glass seed beads. A pair of bumpy lamp-work spacers separate the ropes from the pendant. Matching braided earrings complement the lovely necklace.
Black and white diamonds march along the ropes of this magnificent beaded kumihimo braiding necklace design. I found the kumihimo pattern for this necklace online at Facet Jewelry. It is called Opposing Diamonds and is very striking when worked in black and white! Braided dangle earrings in the same pattern add additional drama to the impressive jewelry set.
“And He has filled [her] with the Spirit of God, with wisdom, with understanding, with knowledge and with all kinds of skills–to make artistic designs for work in gold, silver and bronze…to engage in all kinds of artistic crafts.” (Exodus 35:31-33)