G1: Jade and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver & 18kt gold & Jade accents terminations 18.5"           

$598         Earrings Included

O2: Carnelian & Smokey Topaz Glass Beads with pure silver terminations and Smokey Topaz Hanger  - 17"            

$129                   Earrings Included

Silver & Lemon Quartz Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings
Onyx, faceted & Matte
Silver, Gold & Bronze Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz Magatama Necklace - Earrings

B6: Silver beads with blue satin and pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 18"           

$49           Earrings Included

BL2: Onyx (matte & faceted) with pure silver & 18Kt terminations & Black Onyx Hanger  - 18"         $298        Earrings Included

Rubies, FW Pearls, Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Aquamarine, Apatite & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings

Many different colors, bead sizes, and lengths can be custom woven. Just contact me.

KUMIHIMO is the Japanese art of braiding. It means “the gathering of threads.” Kumihimo is thousands of years old. Interestingly enough, it is not unique to the Japanese. In Peru at roughly the same time, they developed braiding techniques very similar to the Japanese. As centuries passed, the Peruvians used braiding for very practical purposes such as water carriers and ropes to lash packs to animals. On the other hand the Japanese turned it into an art form using it for personal adornment such as ties worn with kimonos. This all started around 8000 BC. Neither civilization had sea faring vessels to transport men and ideas around the globe. Necessity was the mother of invention. Two great civilizations, two different paths. Braiders today are lucky because we benefit from both cultures.

The ancient Japanese art of Kumihimo combined function and beauty when the braids were used by the Samurai warriors to attach swords to their sashes and to decorate the handles of their weapons. Braids were also used in temples, shrines and tombs as edging for Buddhist flags and as attachments and ties for scrolls.

Much of the information on how to make braids and the equipment used was kept secret by the family businesses and only recently have schools been opened in Japan and other parts of the world to teach this beautiful and useful Art.

Traditionally, Kumihimo is made on a round-topped loom using bobbins, a silk warp (the strands) counterweighted by a bag with lead weights calculated on the total weight of the bobbins. I typically weave using 8 strands of beads ranging from tiny seed beads up to 4mm. Each necklace is unique and never duplicated.

KUMIHIMO

BL3: Onyx & glass pearls with pure silver terminations and Black Onyx Hanger 19"            $398                Earrings Included

Carnelian & Clear Glass Necklace - Earrings
Peridot, FreshWater Pearls & Hematite Necklace - Earrings

BL1: Onyx & Brandy Citrine with pure silver terminations and black onyx hanger 17.5"     $298              Earrings included

O4: Coral - Matte & Faceted with pure silver terminations and Silver & Coral Hanger  18"          $498         Earrings Included

Coral Necklace - Earrings
Turquoise, Pearls, Apatite & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

B5: Mystic blue topaz, silver & crystal beads with pure silver terminations and Lapiz Hanger 17"        

  $98                  Earrings Included

Jade & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings

O3: Carnelian, Onyx, Pearls & Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver & Onyx Hanger  21"            $298             Earrings Included

RETURN POLICY: You can return your purchases within 10 days of receipt if not 100% satisfied. The item must be in original condition and original packaging. 

 

Onyx and Brandy Citrine

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Emeralds, Tourmalines, Peridot, etc. Necklace - Earrings
Carnelian, Onyx, Pearls & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

B1: Glass Magatama Blue Topaz with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 18"         

$498          Earrings Included

AQUAMARINE

G2: Peridot, Freshwater Pearls and Hematite with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger   18"            

$895                 Earrings Included

BR5: Tiger Eye & Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & tiger eye hanger  17"             $129              Earrings Included

Bronze Beads & Satin Necklace
Carnelian & Smokey Topaz Glass Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz, Lapiz & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

O1: Carnelian & Clear Glass Beads with pure silver terminations and Silver ball & Carnelian Hanger  - 17.5"              $129             Earrings Included

B7: Turquoise, Pearls, Apatite, and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Apatite & Turquoise Hanger     18.5"             $895                 Earrings Included

BR3: Silver, Gold & Bronze with brown satin & pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Jasper Hanger - 18.5"          

$89             Earrings Included

B3: Topaz, Lapiz & Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Topaz Hanger   21"      

$398           Earrings Included

Onyx and Glass Pearls

R1: Rubies, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, & Hematite Beads with pure silver decorated terminations  with Rubies & Pure Silver Decorated Hanger with Rubies on both sides 19"           

$1,895                   Earrings Included

B8: Aquamarine, Apatite, and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Blue Topaz Hanger  17"         

$895                 Earrings Included

Tiger Eye & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Lapiz & Pearls Necklace - Earrings
Silver Beads & Blue Satin Necklace - Earrings

BL4: Onyx, Brandy Citrine, & Silver Beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Onyx Hanger - 18"           

$89             Earrings Included

B9: Aquamarine, Faceted and Matte with pure silver terminations and Silver Hanger  23"         

$895                 Earrings Included

Mystic Blue Topaz, Silver & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

B4: Lapiz (Matte & Faceted) with pearls with pure silver terminations and Blue Onyx Hanger 19"           

$229        Earrings Included

BR2: Silver & Lemon Quartz Beads with brown satin & pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 16.5"         

$89              Earrings Included

G4: Emeralds, Tourmalines, Peridots, Green Goldstones, Onyx & Tourmalines with pure silver terminations and Black Onyx Hanger - 18"               $1,595         Earrings Included