What a Knit and Kumihimo too! Kumihimo Project Kits September 12, 2011 at 8:47 pm Karen’s Kumihimo Corkscrew Bracelet Starburst Earrings (copyright 2013 Deborah Roberti) Materials: • Two yards of 6 lb. Tissue Paper and Tulle Flower Tutorial. Well, here it is - a tutorial on how to make a tissue paper flower (with tulle). Good luck and please feel free to ask any questions in the comments section if anything is unclear. First of all, assemble your stuff - tissue paper (2 colours if desired), tulle, string and scissors. Cut two rectangles of each colour and two rectangles of tulle. The flower I have made used 38cm x 25.5cm sheets but it doesn't really matter, just so long as the pieces are all rectangular and of the same size. Lay the six sheets on top of each other.
30 Cool Things to Make With Old Magazines Are you someone who’s been hanging onto old copies Vogue, Domino, Harper’s Bazaar, and Vanity Fair, only to realize you’re basically running out of magazine storage room? Us too. That’s why we’re all about finding new ways to reuse our stacks of fashion magazines to make cool new things. MORE: 50 Simple Ways to be More Eco-Friendly Now Friendship bracelet Friendship bracelet – easy stripe form Step-by-step diagram of basic knot associated with friendship bracelets The amount of thread used in bracelets varies depending on the pattern. The smallest pattern, a double chain knot, requires two strings while the candy stripe can have as 3 or more strings depending on the desired thickness. Friendship bracelets first became popular in the United States during the 1970s and are commonly worn by both male and female teenagers. They are now popular throughout the world and are not only popular among teenagers but among the older generation; they are popular among celebrities as well. Friendship bracelets can be worn on various occasions; for example, they are ideal as a fashion accessory at the beach because they are made of materials that will not be easily destroyed and with which one can swim freely.
First Kumihimo Braid I had a go at using this Kumihimo plate the other night and found that the instructional pictographs were a bit difficult to understand. As you can see they were a bit daunting. The Kumihimo package came with five strands of synthetic yarn to start you off, and this is the first braid I did. I must admit that I really enjoyed it. Anthro Knock Off Vintage Lace Bracelet The prettiness from Monday and yesterday continues today with a little anthro-inspired bracelet tutorial. In a word, lovely. The lace-and-pearls embroidered on vintage lace is just loveliness. The idea came from Anthropologie (shocker, right?). For Jord’s birthday, I was wanting to give her a present that was lightweight (read- easily packed), and just pretty.
Paper fortune teller origami heart A heart, made of 18 paper fortune teller origamis – a nice present for a loving person! We used piece of paper 9cmX9cm, specially designed to fit this frame. But you can make it with any other size. We used also coloured printing paper. Paper Flowers – Anyone Can Do That Japanese Kusudama, this tutorial is featured on Craftuts Anyone can do that, I assure you. The proof: I can, just take a quick look at my result below. And, believe me, I am neither meticulous nor particularly patient. You could even say I’m the opposite.
Martenitsa Bracelet – the KUMIHIMO Technique We sent our baba Marta to Japan – we made a bracelet martenitsa with the kumihimo technique. As we didn’t have the original kumihimo disk, we made our own and the result was quite impressive. It’s pretty, it’s easy enough for kids – and you only have to show them how to move the strings along the circle (count 1, 2, 3 and move to the empty slot). My daughter immediately made a bracelet for her friend… it’s easy, and it’s fun! To make the braiding base (faux kumihimo disk): Take a piece of medium-thick cardboard (not the thickest kind as there will be some fine cutting to do).