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Feb 23-24-25 - Stitches West - Santa Clara Convention Center, Great America Parkway. Santa Clara, CA. Showing jewelry, DIY kits & supplies. Botth 814> Stitches West Market

 

 
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November 20 - C-Lon Fine Weight Tex 135 - New Colors - New Spool Sizes

New colors are coming in and the transition of spools size is continuing. Now 27 colors are available in th new 50 yd spools, including these new colors: CB Carribean Blue, CEL Celadon, FL French Lilac, GM Gunmetal, IB Ice Blue, IND Indigo, LO Light Orchid, MB Medium Brown, NK Nickel, NT Nutmeg, OG Orange, VR Venetian Red, and WN Wine. > C-Lon Fine Weight Tex 135 Bead Cord

C-Lon Fine Weight Tex 135 Cord New Colors
 

Nov 19 - New Colors of PIP Bead Bracelet & Earring Kits

Interested in braclets? > Pip Kumihimo Bracelet Kits

Interested in Earrings? > Jellyfish Earring Kits with PIP Bead

These two new colors, Jade Garden and Moon Essence, are amazing and they add so much to the collection!

pip Beads Bracelet and Earring Kits and Tutorial pip Beads Bracelet and Earring Kits and Tutorial
 
KO Beading Thread

September 27 - New Colors of KO Beading Thread

Just Added - Smoke Green (2nd row on far right), Orange (4th row on far left), Scarlet Red (next to Orange), Turquoise (5th row on far left), Capri Blue (next to Turquoise).
Now the collection has 24 colors to choose from.

> KO Beading Thread

 
Kumihimo Jellyfish PIP Earring Kits

August 31 - Jellyfish Earring
Kit with PIP Bead Kit
and Tutorial

New!

Kumihimo Jellyfish PIP Earring Kits
Kumihimo Jellyfish PIP Earring Kits

Match styles, have fun. This is my first foray into designing kumihimo earrings...

The tutorial is comprehensive but it assumes some previous kumihimo knowledge. Make the braclet first, then the the earrings. > Jellyfish Earring Kit with PIP Bead

 
Kumihimo Bracelets with PIP Beads
Kumihimo Bracelets with PIP Beads
Kumihimo Bracelets with PIP Beads
Kumihimo Bracelets with PIP Beads

July 28 - New Kit & DIY Tutorial for Kumihimo Bracelets with PIP Beads

This has been a labor of love as it evolved from a simple tutorial to four designs altogether with sophisticated bead placements. In the process I made countless trial bracelets, not counting all the aborted ones... I love these beads. They are amazing for kumihimo. I hope you will love them too!

This project requires no previous kumihimo exprerience. The tutorial is comprehensive and assumes no previous kumihimo knowledge. All these bracelets are made with the Pip Flower Pattern, Pips All Around, Half Round PIP Design, and Duo PIP Flower Design. Find out more about these projects. > Pip Kumihimo Bracelet or > Post with More Info and Large Photos

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July 15 - New Bracelet Tutorial

Are you interested in learning a new kumihimo braid? This is an easy to learn flat braid made on a round kumihimo disk with satin cord or 2 mm Chinese knotting cord, and metallic cord as accents in the form of little hearts.

> Flat Braid Kumihimo Bracelet Tutorial

This is a free tutorial on my artist blog!

Flat Braid Bracelet Tutorial Flat Braid Bracelet Tutorials
 
Synbond Bonded Nylon Thread

June 28 - SynBond Beading Thread

Just Added - A great find, a Vintage thread, manufactured from Germany prior to 1994. Great color choices, heavily bonded, incredibly strong for its diameter... A good choice for your beads thread needs.

Offered in 100 yd spools. Limited to colors and quantities in stock. No longer manufactured.

> SynBond Beading Thread

 

June 26 - Turkish Flat Bead Crochet Bracelet Kits

Running out of a button sometimes creates an opportunity for major changes. So while I was at it, I added some new kit colors. So here they are...

More Choices, New Beads, Buttons and Cord Colors... Plus New Miyuki Baroque Pearls Colors: Bronze, Olive & Gold.

> New Turkish Flat Bead Bracelet Kit Colors

Turkish Flat Bead Crochet with C-Lon Tex 400Turkish Flat Bead Crochet with C-Lon Tex 400Turkish Flat Bead Crochet with C-Lon Tex 400
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Metallic Thread

June 14 - Metallics - 2 New Colors

A super bright silver in the shiny finish, plus a subtle light blue iris with shimmery pinks, greens, and silvers.

Plus Aqua and Dark Gold are back!

In addition we are now offering the metallics in 10 yd and 25 yd bobbins, as well as the 100 yd spools.

> Metallics

Metallic Thread
 

June 11 - New Post on Loading Beads onto Cord & Thread - Needle Types & Sizes, Thread Leader and Self Needles

Answers to FAQs. Compare methods for loading beads onto cord & thread, plus a full tutorial with large pictures on thread leaders and self needles made with beeswax. These are essential techniques for bead stringing and beaded kumihimo.

> Blog Post

The post includes free tutorials on thread leaders, plus self needles made with beeswax. Take a look!

Compare Needle Sizes and Types

Thread Leader for Bead Stringing

Self Needle made with Beeswax for Bead Stringing
 

June 10 - C-Lon Micro - 4 New Colors

4 new colors of Micro just arrived. They are the new 100 yd spoosl, From left to right, Medium Brown, Golden Yellow, Green, and Navy.

> C-Lon Micro Cord

Next: More Fine Weight...

C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors
 
Kumihimo Bags

June 1 - New Additions...

Buttons - We just added a few metal buttons such as these elongated egg shaped ones with speckled antique finishes. They are very light for their sizes and come in three finished. These were found in an estate sale, so they are limited to what's on hand and they are of unknown origin, although they have all the marks of Italian metal buttons. > Buttons

Fujix Tire Silk Spool - We just added some additional spools of Fujix Tire Silk. > New Silk Colors

Kumihimo Bracelet  

Kumihimo Bracelet with Copper & Turquoise Beads Sleeves - I just tried a new combination with Copper instead of Silver. Check it out. It is the first colorway on this page > Kumihimo Bracelets with Peyote Sleeves Clasps

 

May 25 - C-Lon Fine Weight and Micro Bead Cord

We just got in a few more colors in the new spools sizes. 50 yd for the Fine Weight and 100 yd for the Micro. Here are the lists of what's available now.

Fine Weight Tex 135: AB Antique Brown, ARG Argentum, C Capri, CHA Charcoal, FX Flax, OY Oyster, S Sable, TL Teal, TQ Turquoise, and WH White. Most of these colors are still available in the larger 136 yd spools for a limited time until they are sold out. Turquoise is only available in the 50 yd spools. > C-Lon Fine Weight Tex 135 Bead Cord

Micro: Caribbean Blue just came in. Here is the list of all the colors available in the new 100 yd spools: AB Antique Brown, ARG Argentum, CB Caribbean Blue, CHA Charcoal, CPR Copper Rose, EGG Eggplant, GM Gunmetal, GO Gold, GR Grey, L Latte, OY Oyster, PER Peridot, PK Peacock, RS Rose, SILV Silver, SS Sea Shell, TQ Turquoise, VA Vanilla, WH White and XX. XX is the Mystery Color available temporarily until sold out. > C-Lon Micro Cord

 

May 10 - C-Lon Micro - 4 New Colors

Four new colors just arrived packaged in the new 100 yd spool, shown with an original 320 yd spool of Chocolate. From left to right, we have Silver, Peacock, Eggplant, and a new mystery color.

Somehow the factory sent us a new color. It was supposed to be Sepia, but even though it has the right code for Sepia on the box, Sepia it is not.

We welcome your suggestions. When compared to all the C-Lon browns, it is closest to Chocolate, but a lot lighter. Like Chocolate is has a lot of red. The closest hex code is #8d7473 or #8d7374, named "grayish red or reddish grey", but what's to be expected from internet engineers.

C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors

Name that color!
Name this color!

As to names... it looks like red cedar bark or a dusty chocolate rose, too red to be Taupe, not dark enough to be Beaver, Carob, Russet... a dusty reddish light brown, dusty taupe, rose brown, rosy taupe, chocolate mauve like the new popular hair color... Right now, it is still unnamed with just XX as its color name.
> C-Lon Micro Cord
 
Kumihimo Bags

May 9 - New Kumihimo Tool Bags

We redesigned some of our kumihimo bags. The new bags are trimmed with black edges, and have a black strap. Zippers keep the content secure. Plus some the bags now include all the essentials for beaded kumihimo, such as a big eye needle, 2 blunt bead embroidery needles for the Peyote Stitch Sleeves, and a small cake of beeswax for self needles.

> Kumihimo Bags

 

May 9 - New Findings for Kumihimo

We just got in some new barrel end clasps perfect for kumihimo. They come in silver and gold tone and have a very strong magnet. We also just added new metal finishes for this very popular toggle end clasp: antique brass, antique silver, black oxide and antique copper finishes. > Findings

C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors
C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors
 
Rayon Satin

May 9 - New Colors of Rayon Satin Cord and Nylon Satin

Check all the new colors of Rayon Satin... We just got 11 new colors.

Main differences between Rayon and Nylon Satin:
- Rayon Satin has a finer texture than the Nylon Satin, but it also more subject to damage and harder to keep clean than Nylon Satin cord.
- Nylon Satin cord ends can be melted with the Thread Burner or Cord Zapper making it easier to finish pieces. The Rayon Satin ends need to be glued, they cannot be melted. 
- Rayon Satin can be washed by hand, but colors may bleed. Nylon Satin colors are more stable, but dye lots are not always even as nylon is harder to dye than rayon. 
- Rayon Satin diameter varies a bit more from roll to roll especially for the larger sizes. 
- As to sizes, they do not quite compare. The 1mm Nylon Satin is the thinnest. The Rayon Satin #2, the thickest. 

Diameter Sizes
> 1mm Nylon Satin ~ 1mm Ø

> Rayon Satin Size #0 ~ 1.2mm Ø
> Rayon Satin Size #1 ~ 1.6-1.8mm Ø

> 2mm Nylon Satin ~ 2mm Ø

> Rayon Satin Size #2 ~ 2-2.5mm Ø

 

April 16 - C-Lon Micro - New Colors - New Spool Sizes

C-Lon has just introduced 8 new colors and new 100 yd spool sizes. The original 320 yd spools will be slowly phased out and replaced with the new spool size. The new colors just added are: Vanilla, Latte, Argentum, and Charcoal were added in April. Gunmetal, Copper Rose, Turquoise, and Antique Brown just came in this week. Another 8 colors are planned for this year. > C-Lon Micro Cord

More on New Spool and Original Spool Sizes > Post

C-Lon Micro Cord New Colors
8 New Colors of C-Lon Micro Cord
 
Ribbon of kumihimo
February 8 - Vintage or Discontinued Nylon #18 Just Added

I have been cleaning my closets and organizing my back stock. All these items are limited to stock on hand - so order accordingly!

Original Mastex on the tall black spool including rare colors such as Jade and Bluebird. Sorry, sold out as of Feb 13th. I have a few spools left of old Mastex on the shorter spools > Mastex

Original Conso with high bond content making this cord very abrasive resistant. These spools are not from Conso final production which had no bond and put them out of the bonded nylon business! > Original Conso Nylon #18

Odds and Ends - Stringth #5 (similar to Tuff Bead Cord) available on 2 colors, Pink/Salmon in 20 yd spools in a dye lot a bit darker than the Tuff Bead Cord, plus large 100 yd Black spools with lower bond than Tuff Bead Cord > Stringth

 

February 1 - New Colors of D&E Nylon #18
D&E Nylon #18 is back in stock. Old Gold and Rose are new colors, or colors that have not been produced for a very long time...

D&E is one of the original upholstery hand stitching thread. D&E bonded nylon is made by one of the former producer of Mastex. It came about after Mastex closed down, upon the insistence of some designer and myself, D&E was created to fill in the gap.. > D&E Nylon #18

Ribbon of kumihimo Ribbon of kumihimo
 

January 30 - 3 New Colors - Kumihimo Bracelet Kits with Lily Petal Bead Edges
Miyuki Duracoat Metallic Beads Central Rib, with 100% Nylon Ribbon, C-Lon Bead Cord, & Peyote Sleeves

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These kits are similar to the Copper River kits listed below, but instead of braiding with Rayon Boucle, I got a chance to play around with the 100% Nylon Ribbon. This ribbon braids beautifully, and it has a gorgeous sheen. There are other differences, but the pattern is similar, beads on the edges and top rib, with no beads right against the wrist, making this bracelet incredibly comfortable. > Kumihimo Bracelet Kits with Lily Petal Bead Edge

 

January 20 - 'Copper River' New Bead Edges & Bead Ridge Kumihimo Bracelet Kits
with Czech Lily Petals, Toho Hybrid Apollos, Rayon Bouclé, C-Lon Bead Cord, & Peyote Sleeves

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This kit combines fabulous hand dyed rayon bouclé yarn that shift slowly from denim blue to rust, C-Lon Bead Cord, gorgeous metallic and luminous finish on the Lily Petal Czech bead edges, and brilliant copper toned Hybrid Apollo Toho beads on the top ridge. The yarn and Toho beads are no longer available, so this kit is available in limited quantities.
Get this kit while you can! > Copper River Bracelet Kit

 

January 16 - New Buttons
Buttons, perfect for leather wrap and crochet bracelets > Buttons

Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo Ribbon for Kumihimo
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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...
 
 
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