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NEWS 2018 > 2017 | 2016 | 2015 | 2014 | 2013 | 2012 | 2011 | 2010 | 2009 | 2008 | 2007 | 2006
 
Christmas Shipping Schedule

Shipping Dates for Christmas Delivery - Domestic Destinations

First Class Mail - Ship by Dec 20
Priority Mail - Ship by Dec 20
Priority Express Mail - Ship by Dec 22

Please place your order at least 24h prior to these dates. We need time to pack your orders. Let us know if you need the order to be gift wrapped, or if you need a gift card added. We can do that for you! > More info and other destinations

 
Marion Jewels in Fiber Shows

Upcoming Shows...

Feb 22-23-24 - Stitches West 2019 - Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Parkway. Santa Clara, CA. Showing jewelry, DIY kits & supplies. > Stitches West

 

December 9 - C-Lon Bead Cord & Thread Sale - A rare event - Look for 'Special SALE!' Tags. For a limited time only!

Look for sales prices all around. Bonded nylon does not have a expiration date, it stores well away in a dry place away from direct sunlight and dust, so stock up.

C-Lon Sale

> Micro: Some of the larger spools are on a super sale, to make way for the newer smaller spools. DIY Sets are on sale too!

> Fine Weight - Tex 135: Same as above with sales prices all around.

> C-Lon Bead Cord (0.5 mm) - Tex 210: Lower prices all around especially in larger collections.

> Tex 400 - Heavyweight (0.9 mm): Lower prices all around especially in larger collections.

> C-Lon Bead Thread Size D & AA: Lower prices on single bobbins, sets of 6 or 12 bobbins and the full collection in a box.

 

December 8 - Chinese Knotting Cord

We are reordering and adding new colors as often as possible. Here is what's new: We just got more 0.4 mm Size NewE colors and stock in. Also more 0.8 mm NewFine and 1.5 mm HDQ (High Density Quality) stock in.

In transit: Size G - larger spools

+ Coming soon more stock of Size E, plus more Tibetan Buddhist 5 Color Cords with metallic thread.

> Chinese Knotting Cord

Chinese Knotting Cord
 
December 5 - Just Added - New Buttons - Look for the 'NEW' Tags
Check these new button designs, shoe laces, 4 leaf clovers in a variety of finishes and sizes, maple leaves, gold rangi flowers, dharma concentric circles, roses on on arbor, hearts, celtic knots and more... Most are shank buttons but a few are 2 holes and 4 holes buttons. All perfect for leather wrap, kumihimo, and crochet bracelets. > Buttons
Ribbon for Kumihimo
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Conso Nylon #18 Conso Nylon #18

October 1 - High Quality Conso and Mastex Nylon #18 Available - Limited Quantities

Conso Nylon #18 3 spools of 756-Brown in 2 dyelot, 10 spools of 751-Beige in 3 dye lots, 25 spools of 773-Dk Green, 5 spools of 770-Leaf available HERE.

Plus 9 spools of Vintage Mastex 756-Chestnut available HERE.

 

Sept 19 - Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits

We are making these kits as quickly as we can. We just made more Taos, Golden Berries and just found ready made Blue & Tan ribbon, so wewe will have more available as soon as we make more bead packages.

Golden Berries and Blue & Tan are featured here with focal knots.
> Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits

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New Kumihimo Bead Cluster Bracelet & Necklace Kits New Kumihimo Bead Cluster Bracelet & Necklace Kits

Sept 14 - New Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits - New PDF Instructions

Make a bracelet and a necklace with fiber segments and bead clusters, a 'best of both world' kumihimo design. The instructions have just been completely re-written, re-thought, and now come with new design options. The step by step instructions with over 40 pictures make this project easy.

Two new fabulous colorways are shown here: Taos and Earl Grey Rose. > Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits
 

Ribbon for Kumihimo

Sept 14 - Panaché Rayon Ribbon

Hey, this is exciting, I found a new supplier and master dyer of this rayon knit ribbon. My previous supplier closed their business a while ago, so this is really great news.

This is the ribbon used for the Kumihimo Bead Cluster Bracelet & Necklace Kit. It can of course be used for knitting and crochet. It is the yarn recommended for the 'Twilight" knitted necklace in Betsy Bead, the book by Betsy Hershberg.

> Panaché New Colors

Ribbon for Kumihimo
 
Metallic Silver Leather Cord Metallic Gold Leather Cord

Sept 14 - 1.5 mm Round Leather Cord in Metallic Colors

Perfect for leather wrap bracelets for the holidays or anytime you want a metallic accent. Available in Antique Silver and Gold.

This leather is from China but it compares well in quality with Greek leather.

> Leather

 

May 25 - New Metallic Braided Nylon Cord + Free DIY Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Tutorial

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Crochet with this cord available in Metallic Copper, Gold and Silver... These bracelets are made with Miyuki Seed Beads Size 6 and Metal Shank Buttons. The cord, bead and button kits have enough materials to make 2 bracelets.
> Metallic Braided Nylon Cord or go to blog post > Crochet Bracelet Tutorial

 

May 17 - New Metallic Braided Nylon Cord + Free DIY Celtic Knotted Bracelet Tutorial

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Just in. 0.9mm Metallic Braided Nylon Cord, available in Metallic Silver, Metallic Copper, and Metallic Gold. This cord is strong, and it can be knotted, braided, added to kumihimo as a metallic accent, its ends can be melted. It can be washed, it dries quickly... and it can be knotted into these New Celtic Bracelets.
> Metallic Braided Nylon Cord or go to blog post > Celtic Bracelet Tutorial
 
May 1 - New Kits and Tutorials - Kumihimo Bracelet & Tassel with Gemstone Chip Beads
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This brand new kit and tutorial for bracelet with a button and loop, and a tassel made with leftover beads is offered in two gemstone chip bead selections: Larimar and Amethyst. Larimar is a gemstone found only in the Dominican Republic that has a sky blue turquoise color reminiscent of a day on the beach. Amethyst was added in honor of Ultra Violet the Pantone Color of the Year. Find out more about these kits here. > Larimar & Amethyst Bracelet and Tassel Kit and Tutorial

Kumihimo on the Beach

This new kit was inspired by strands of Larimar I bought at the very last BABE, the Bay Area Bead Extravaganza last November. It improve on the a button and loop design with a solution I have not seen elsewhere. I made some of the samples on the beach in Mexico in February on a short getaway. My temporary studio had this great view. Back in my Chico studio, I realized the tassel could easily be turned into beautiful neckpiece with the addition a 3-ply cord and it led to a full update of the Cord Making Tutorial and Tool Set. See all about these here below. - Marion

 
Cord Making Tool Kit
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Cord Making Tool Kit
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Cord Making Tool Kit
Cord Making Tool Kit

May 1 - Cord Making Tutorial + 3 Projects+ 3 Projects

2-ply, 3-ply and 3-ply cord making just got a major updates. The tutorial now includes 3 projects and some brand new techniques well worth learning about. The tutorial can be bought by itself or with the tool set.
> Cord Making Tutorial & Tool Set + 3 Projects

At some point I discovered that I would never be able to buy ready made cords that would match what I was doing in micro macrame and other techniques with bonded nylon and silk, so I decided that to learn how to make my own cords. I then went on to learn how to make 3-ply cords and hand braided cords. I am still learning techniques along the way and just had a real breakthrough with these cable bracelets shown here. And I feel I have just scratched the surface as to possibilities! - Marion

 
 

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April 14 - New Colors and More Variegated 100% Nylon Ribbon

All the colors have been added, and while we did that we found some extra cards that had never been added in due to their limited quantities available. Wow, now 46 solid and variegated colors are available.

> 100% Nylon Ribbon

 
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April 7 - Just Added - New Finding Collections : Dots, Crystals, Stainless and Antique Silver Tubes

Finding the right clasp for kumihimo projects is often difficult. Planning ahead is the best way to go as the clasp needs to be part of the design process right from the beginning, not an afterthought, so check out our new clasps and get instructions on the best way to attach the clasps to braid and cords HERE.

I just ordered a bunch of clasps and had to return many. Some had technical problems such as components that did not match... Others were simply ugly. The ones I kept are keepers! - Marion

The Dot Collection from the EU has 5mm round inside diameter clasps, plus 5mm sliders in three metal finishes, antique silver, antique copper and antique brass, plus one 8mm clasp in antique silver.

The Crystal Collection is from Thailand. All these clasp are EU compliant which means the are nickel-free in addition to lead-free. Unfortunately right after I received the new crystal ones, they got discontinued... so get some while they are still available. > Dots and Crystals

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Click on these images to see how these clasps open...

Check out new stainless steel, antique silver, and zinc tube clasps. The zinc ones are plated with 99% silver... Plus the 12mm barrel now come in two addition The 12mm inside diameter barrel clasp now comes in two additional finishes, antique brass and antique copper. > More Magnetic End Clasps

 

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April 7 - New Colors and More Variegated 100% Nylon Ribbon

We just received a large box full of 100% Nylon Ribbon. A few skeins already have been photographed and transferred to cards. Check out the new colors and keep visiting as we add more colors in. I will let you know when this batch has been fully added. I also have a new kumihimo neckpiece project in the works with this nylon. We will keep you posted on all fronts.

> 100% Nylon Ribbon

100% Nylon Ribbon
 
Ribbon for kumihimo

March 21 - Just Added - 9 Kumihimo Kits Limited Quantities Available

We just found 2 skeins hidden away in a drawer. This hand dyed rayon ribbon with metallic accent is no longer available. We made these kits with a double skein length, so you will be able to make a super long braided necklace with this kit. One of my customer send me a picture of a double braided neckpiece she made with this kit. It is gorgeous. Making a necklace and bracelet os also a possibility.

> Kumihimo Rayon Ribbon Kit with Metallic Accents and 4mm Magatamas

 
Ribbon for Kumihimo
March 13 - Just Added - More Buttons
I keep collecting more buttons... A NEW tag is marked by their names.
Buttons, flowers, heraldic medallions, filigree, gold & glitter, butterflies, hearts...
perfect for leather wrap, kumihimo, and crochet bracelets > Buttons
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Newest Posts
Turkish Flat Bead Crochet DIY Tutorial | Crochet Bracelets made with Metallic Braided Nylon Cord
Celtic Bracelet DIY Tutorial | Knotted Bracelet made with Pretzel Knots, Josephine or Carrick Bend Knots
Compare C-Lon Bead Cord Colors - The Blue Green Range
Pantone Colors of the Year - Compared to C-Lon Bead Cord Colors
String Art Earring Display

Kumihimo Necklace with PIP Beads
Kumihimo Earrings with Pip Beads
C-Lon Bead Cord for Custom Drapery and Upholstery
Kumihimo - Compared with Bead Weaving and Bead Crochet Techniques
Kumihimo with PIP Beads - The ins and out of designing a jewelry kit
8-Strand Flat Kumihimo Braid with Hearts and Metallic Accents Tutorial - Free Tutorial
Sweet Spot - On Tour - Large Installation made with C-Lon Tex 400
Loading Beads onto Cord & Thread - Needle Types & Sizes, Thread Leader and Self Needles
2017 Pantone Colors and C-Lon Bead Cord Colors
Comparing C-Lon Colors with KNK/FJX Silks and Chinese Knotting Cord Size E - Large pictures to help choose colors, plus a PDF document listing all C-Lon colors and their closest match in silk and Chinese Knotting Cord.
Barefoot Sandals DIY Tutorial - A perfect summer project!
Mala DIY Tutorial - Making a Mala with a Tassel DIY Instructions
Bracelet Sizing - Bracelet Length vs Wrist Size + Bracelet Size Calculator
Paypal Shopping Cart - The Process Illustrated
DIY Tassels for Jewelry Continued... with Larger Tassels made with Chinese Knotting Cord
Cord Making Tool Kit - 2, 3 and 4-Ply Cord made with C-Lon Bead Cord
Griffin Jewelry Silk - Spools versus Cards - Compare Diameters
Kumihimo Bracelet Duo & Necklace Plus Post 2
Kumihimo Bracelet Duo & Necklace Plus Post 1
Silk Tassels for Jewelry
Chinese Knotting Cord - Compare Sizes
New C-Lon Bead Cord Colors - July 2015 - Close up pictures and compare with other colors
Beading Thread - Compare Brand

C-Lon Bead Cord - How to Identify Colors

C-Lon Bead Cord - Compare New June 2015 Colors

C-Lon Bead Cord - How to Identify Sizes

Peyote Stitch Post and Tutorials
Peyote Stitch Beaded Sleeves - Why besides the Esthetics
Beaded Tubular Sleeves made with Flat, Even-Count Peyote Stitch and Miyuki Delicas Size 11
Peyote Stitch Beaded Sleeves Tutorial with Miyuki Seed Beads Size 11
Peyote Sleeves Tutorial - Odd-Count with Miyuki Delicas Size 10 and Seed Beads Size 11
Peyote Stitch Tutorial - 2 Needle Start
Peyote Stitch - The 2 Needle Method for Odd-Count Peyote
Peyote Stitch - The FAST & Sometimes Frustrating Method
More Posts...
Playing Musical Chairs with the C-Lon Tex 400 Bead Cord Collection
The Princess Warrior Collection

Shambhala Bracelet with Chinese Knotting Cord in Fluo Mix
Storing C-Lon Bead Cord
Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Tutorial - Free Tutorial
Bead Cluster Kumihimo Kits
Kumihimo with C-Lon and Beads - Samples
Testing Leather Wrap Bracelets with Madeira Silk
Shambhala Bracelet Kits

Griffin Jewelry Silk - Make Your Own 2-Ply Cord
Set up to Demo Leather Wrap Bracelet
Leather Wrap Bracelets with Miyuki Tila Beads
New Colorways of Kumihimo Ribbon Kits with Magatamas Beads

Kumihimo - Playing with Ribbon and Magatama Beads

Tips: Chinese Knotting Cord - Unwinding Skeins
Tips: How to Cut C-Lon Bead Cord and Get Rid of the Curls
Blocking? More on the Knitted Bracelet
Knitted Bracelets with C-Lon Bead Cord & Beads
Square Needles, Gimmick or Innovation?
Tips: Best Ways of Loading Beads onto Cords

Plus visit the customer's comment pages for interesting entries, ideas, and links to many websites...
 
We now have an official store mascot!

Cleo got renamed Kumihimo Cleo Cavandoli. She is still Cleo for short. She sits at my desk in the online store when I am working and keep me company. She is a 10 lb. foxy doxy, a triple rescue we adopted January 2013, and she is now the official store mascot. - Marion

Occasionally she sheds a few hair even though she is small and does not have lots of hair. So please forgive her if you find a few in your packaging. Packing tape on boxes wrapped on the floor are most affected even though we vacuum often.

Kumihimo Cleo Cavandoli
 
 
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