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Saturday 18 May 2013

Now for somthing completely different

Morning Folks
Just a quick post from me today as hubby and I are getting ready to go and collect my daughter and her belongings from university.  She had her last exam yesterday and is now ready to come home.  Now we have the agonising wait to find out what her results are.  We are so proud of her and this four years has really flown by.

Anyway, I have been looking for some time for something crafty that I could do while sitting with hubby in the evenings.  I am not really a television person and can't just sit there watching it.  I get bored very easily.  I was at my local craft shop a couple of weeks ago and came across Kumihimo braiding.  It looked interesting and so I bought a few bits.  I am now hooked and here are some of my bracelets I have done.

These bracelets have been done using a round Kumihimo disc and rattail cord. I have finished them off with end caps.

These have had beads added.  I must admit I love the beaded ones and they are relatively quick to do.

Now I am very much a beginner so if anyone out there has any hints and tips, patterns or books they can recommend I would be grateful.  Also, good suppliers of cord and beads too.

Thanks for popping by and would love to hear what you think.  Just leave me a comment.

Right, got to go now and finish getting ready.  Should be back this evening so will have a catch up with your blogs later.


Craftin Suzie (Susan Wykes) said...

Some lovely bracelets Mags although I must say they look hard to do! Good luck to your daughter! Susan x

Unknown said...

Wow Mags those are lovely I would have 1 in every colour! Good luck to your daughter!
Have a great weekend!
Hugs xx Cara xx

♥Gemma♥ said...

Gorgeous bracelets hun and thank you for popping by mine and leaving such a sweet comment on my challenge card recently...means a lot!!
hugs and xxx

MagsB said...

These are gorgeous, what pretty colours!

Good luck for Gayle's results, fingers crossed!

love Mags B x

Anne Temple said...

Love the bracelets. They are so cool looking and look like they would be fun to make.

Sonia said...

Hi my dear friend^_^
Your creations is fabulous and colorful^_^
Have a beautiful weekend^_^

Chris said...

These look lovely, Mags! Hmmm. I must not be tempted to try any more crafts, I'm running out of room.... but these DO look great!

Sandra H said...

Oooooh Wow Mags they are stunning x

coldwaters2 said...

OMG Mags these are fantastic, wow, how brilliant you are to be able to create these beautiful bracelets after only a short time, you rock.
lorraine x

Linda Palmer said...

I love the beaded ones to. I have beaded some like that with the peyote stitch and I am the same way, have to have my hands busy. Sometimes I sit and crochet to. They are all beautiful and you did a great job.

Donna Mosley said...

Gorgeous bracelets Mags. :o)

Donna x