Peridot, FreshWater Pearls & Hematite 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

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
Onyx Necklace - Earrings
Red Quartz, Onyx & Citrine Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz Magatama Necklace - Earrings
Jade & Swarovski Crystals 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

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

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

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

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

$129             Earrings $39

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

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

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

Silver, Gold & Bronze Beads & Satin Necklace - Earrings

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

$498          Earrings $39

Tiger Eye & Swarovski Crystals Necklace - Earrings
Blue Topaz, Lapiz & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

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

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

Carnelian, Onyx, Pearls & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

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

$698         Earrings $89

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

  $129                  Earrings $39

Onyx & Silver 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

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

$895                 Earrings $89

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

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

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

$398           Earrings $49

Carnelian & Clear Glass Necklace - Earrings
Obsidian & Crystals Necklace - Earrings

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

$89              Earrings $39

Silver Beads & Blue Satin Necklace - Earrings

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Carnelian & Smokey Topaz Glass Necklace - Earrings

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. 

 

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

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

$229        Earrings $39

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