I started offering my beaded kumihimo designs as tutorials and kits not so very long ago. Towards the end of 2014 I think it was that I offered four beaded kumihimo tutorials without the elements/kit to create the design. It was a bit of a rocky start for me because I had never really thought about what would go into writing a technical step by step equivalent to what I create.
Having had a few published beaded kumihimo necklaces that required a short detail of instructions was the only previous experience I had.
Jasmine Tea Designs now offers eleven tutorials and several kits! Growth is great. What I'm finding as the best part of offering this service is the pictures I receive from the folks that have bought a beaded kumihimo tutorial or kit from me and how they make it their own. I have also met many more people in the last year that share in the our common interest of beaded kumihimo and have learned so much from them.
I would like to take a little time to show a few pictures of Valerie Goodman's results using the Kaleidoscope Recipe Tutorial and beads she purchased through Jasmine Tea Designs and some from her own stash! The tutorial leaves how you finish the focal design, the kaleidoscope, up to you. You can use ribbon, chain or seed beads and extend the braid work. I really love the choices Valerie made in finishing the kaleidoscope with seed beads!
|Kaleidoscope Recipes Tutorial|
Winter Solstice, Spring Equinox, Summer Solstice & Indian Summer
|Valerie Goodman's Winter Solstice|
|Valerie Goodman's Indian Summer|