KBR2: Silver & Lemon Quartz Beads with brown satin & pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 16.5"         

$89              Earrings $39

Mystic Blue Topaz, Silver & Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Amethyst & Satin Necklace - Earrings

KBR1: Jaspers, Glass Citrine, Swarovski Citrine, Glass Smokey Topaz (4mm) with pure silver terminations and smokey topaz hanger      20"               

$429                  Earrings $59

KBR5: Onyx, Brandy Citrine, & Silver Beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Onyx Hanger - 18"           

$129             Earrings $39

Obsidian & Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Pink Ice & Obsidian Crystals Necklace - Earrings

KBLU4: Topaz, Onyx & Silver Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger 19"      

$198        Earrings $39

Onyx Necklace - Earrings
Peridot, Gold, Silver & Clear Glass Necklace - Earrings
Jaspers, Citrines, Topaz Necklace - Earrings

KGR1: Jade and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver & 18kt gold & Jade accents terminations 18.5"           

$698         Earrings $89

KOR2: Carnelian & Smokey Topaz Glass Beads with pure silver terminations and Smokey Topaz Hanger  - 17"            

$129                   Earrings $39

Silver & Lemon Quartz Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings
Turquoise, Pearls, Apatite & Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz Magatama Necklace - Earrings
Jade & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Peridot, Silver & Clear Glass Necklace - Earrings
Coral Necklace - Earrings

KOR3: Carnelian, Onyx, Pearls & Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver & Onyx Hanger  21"            $298             Earrings $59

KBLU8: Silver beads with blue satin and pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 18"           

$89           Earrings $39

KGR4: Peridot, Silver & Clear glass beads with pure silver terminations and Green Onyx Hanger - 17.5"                 $129              Earrings $39

KBLK3: Onyx (matte & faceted) with pure silver terminations & Black Onyx Hanger  - 18"         $298        Earrings $39

Blue Topaz, Onyx & Silver Necklace - Earrings
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

Carnelian & Smokey Topaz Glass Necklace - Earrings

KBLU5: Lapiz (Matte & Faceted) with pearls with pure silver terminations and Blue Onyx Hanger 19"           

$229        Earrings $39

Blue Topaz, Lapiz & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

KBLU11: Aquamarine (faceted & matte) with pure silver terminations and Hanger - 23"       

$2,195                 Earrings $89

KPUR2: Amethyst with Glass Pearls & Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver & Amethyst Hanger 18"           

$598               Earrings $49

KBLK2: Onyx (matte & faceted) & Silver beads with pure silver terminations and Black Onyx Hanger 18"      $398 - Earrings $42


KBR4: Tiger Eye & Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & tiger eye hanger  17"             $129              Earrings $42

Carnelian, Onyx, Pearls & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

KBR3: Silver, Gold & Bronze with brown satin & pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Jasper Hanger - 18.5"          

$89             Earrings $39

Emeralds, Tourmalines, Peridot, etc. Necklace - Earrings

KBLU1: Glass Magatama Blue Topaz, Onyx & Pearl beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger 18"    $498             Earrings $39

KBLU12: Topaz and Obsidian Kumihimo Necklace with pure silver terminations and silver hanger - 19"        $329

KBLK1: Onyx & Brandy Citrine with pure silver terminations and black onyx hanger 17.5" $298               Earrings $42

KGR3: Peridot, Gold, Silver & Clear glass beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger -  17.5"              

$129                 Earrings $39

KBLU6: Mystic blue topaz, silver & crystal beads with pure silver terminations and Lapiz Hanger 17"        

  $129                  Earrings $39

KOR4: Coral - Matte & Faceted with pure silver terminations and Silver & Coral Hanger  18"          $498         Earrings $49

Onyx & Silver Necklace - Earrings
Onyx & Silver Necklace - Earrings
Silver, Gold & Bronze Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings
Red Quartz, Onyx & Citrine Necklace - Earrings
Tiger Eye & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings

KRED1: Red Quartz, Onyx & Citrine Glass Beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Onyx Hanger   19"            $429              Earrings $59

Lapiz & Pearls Necklace - Earrings
Silver Beads & Blue Satin Necklace - Earrings

KGR5: Emeralds, Tourmalines, Peridots, Green Goldstones, Onyx & Tourmalines with pure silver terminations and Black Onyx Hanger - 18"               $1,595         Earrings $89

KBLU3: Topaz, Lapiz & Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball & Topaz Hanger   21"      

$498           Earrings $49

Carnelian & Clear Glass Necklace - Earrings

KGR6: Emerald Green & Black Onyx Magatama with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 20"              

$498           Earrings $39

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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. 

 

KBLU2: Glass Magatama Blue Topaz with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 18"         

$498          Earrings $39

Amethyst, Glass Pearls & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Aquamarine, Apatite & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings

KRED3: Pink Ice & Obsidian Swarovski Crystals,  with pure silver terminations and Pink Quartz  Hanger 18.5"           

$198    Earrings $39

KRED2: Rubies, Freshwater Pearls, Swarovski Crystals, & Hematite Beads with pure silver decorated terminations  with Rubies & Pure Silver Decorated Hanger with Rubies on both sides 19"           

$2,195                   Earrings $98

KBLU7: Obsidian & Clear Swarovski crystal beads with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger - 18"        

$149            Earrings $39

Silver, Gold & Bronze Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz, Onyx & Pearl Magatama Necklace - Earrings

KPUR1: Amethyst with Satin with pure silver terminations and Silver & Onyx Hanger17.5"            $89               Earrings $39

KBLU10: Aquamarine, Apatite, and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Blue Topaz Hanger  17"         

$895                 Earrings $89

KOR1: Carnelian & Clear Glass Beads with pure silver terminations and Silver ball & Carnelian Hanger  - 17.5"              $129             Earrings $39

Topaz & Obsidian Kumihimo Necklace

KBLK4: Onyx & glass pearls with pure silver terminations and Black Onyx Hanger 19"          $398                       Earrings $39

Peridot, FreshWater Pearls & Hematite Necklace - Earrings
Emerald Green & Black Onyx Magatama Kumihimo Necklace & Earrings
Onyx & Glass Pearls Necklace - Earrings

KBLU9: Turquoise, Pearls, Apatite, and Swarovski Crystals with pure silver terminations and Apatite & Turquoise Hanger     18.5"             $895                 Earrings $79

KGR2: Peridot, Freshwater Pearls and Hematite with pure silver terminations and Silver Ball Hanger   18"            

$995                 Earrings $89