Looking for a way to liven up your DIY fall décor this year? Look no further! With Haafner Linssen’s Crochet Loom Blooms, you’ll be effortlessly adding budding and blooming flowers throughout your home this fall. You might be thinking, “Flowers in the fall?!” But trust me when I say this is so much more than a […]

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I know what you’re thinking: “Socks as a gift?” There’s an old trope about an excited kid running down the stairs on Christmas morning, tearing into her first gift and being devastated by the wool socks—from Aunt Eunice—staring her in the face. Trust me when I say that the crocheted socks featured in Rohn Strong’s […]

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It’s Halloween! Well, almost. Even though most holidays usually make me feel like I’ve eaten too much candy corn (case in point), Halloween and the preceding couple months are my favorite time of year: The weather has cooled off—but not yet to the point of having to deal with snow; football is back (which, to […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Waterfall Earrings

A truly unique design, the Waterfall Earrings from Christina Larsen’s book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy were a perfect example of one design inspiring another. While designing the Cabochon Necklace for the book, Christina wanted to create a piece that incorporated the ends of the braids as a style element in the design. The resulting Waterfall Earrings […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Teardrop Earrings

Inspired by the Snaky Bracelet design from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Christina Larsen’s Teardrop Earrings were the first kumihimo earrings she ever created. She wanted to use the beads in the design in a way that would naturally achieve a curve within the braid, creating the teardrop silhouette. Fashion your own teardrop earrings with the same […]

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When author Christina Larsen was designing projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, she knew she wanted to make a wire kumihimo necklace with a braid as a pendant. The Eternal Loops Necklace features a beautiful looping braid as the main focal point in this more traditional pendant style necklace. Leave this looping braided […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Sunrise Earrings

Inspiration struck Christina Larsen when observing the art of Peruvian threading, in which thin thread is used to make patterns within a shape. The thin internal wires crossing within the Sunrise Earrings from Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy pay homage to this craft. Beautiful strands of braided kumihimo wire create the teardrop silhouette of these earrings, […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Elegant Bracelet

The versatile design of the Elegant Bracelet from Christina Larsen’s book, Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, is the perfect introductory project into the world of kumihimo wire jewelry making. Although the Elegant Bracelet is easily personalized with any color wire you like, the bracelet shown pairs simple silver wire with twisted copper wire to emphasize the […]

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Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelet

While planning out projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Christina Larsen knew she wanted to include a number of beaded wire kumihimo designs. One of these designs ended up becoming the Edgy Bracelet, the first beaded wire kumihimo design that Christina ever created. A length of the cross kumihimo braid structure is […]

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