Wednesday, June 6, 2012

Kumihimo and Lampwork Fish- A Perfect Pair!

As just about anyone knows who watches me online, I make A LOT of lampwork glass fish beads. Why? Well, I love playing with the colors and designs. Every time I learn some kind of new lampwork trick or technique, I find myself thinking- 'I wonder how this would look as a fish?' And so off I go....
 
A few months ago a lovely jewelry designer named Libby found my etsy shop. She lives on the Atlantic coast, so was drawn to trying out my lampwork fish with some of her jewelry making techniques. I have to say, I am impressed. Her lovely Kumihimo necklaces are perfectly matched to the colors in the fish, and set them off wonderfully.
But kumihimo isn't all she does- the accent beads she used on the first necklace pictured here are just yummy!
Libby has two different shops on etsy- LadyBGems, which features her handmade jewelry and KittyKatGlassDesigns, which features her handmade fused glass (don't miss the June sale in this shop!).
I rarely get to see what someone has made out of some of the beads I created, and I'm just delighted with what Libby has done with these fish. Thanks for letting me share!

3 comments:

KittyKat said...

Thanks so much! I adore your fish, and living on the Chesapeake Bay, they are a big hit. I was working on a kumi for one today in the car coming home from Baltimore. So more to come!
Libby

You can call me Lyssa... said...

Hi, what is kumihimo?

-- Aimee (usually lurking reader)

glassbead, isinglass design said...

Aimee,
Here ya go! I need to link this in the blog, I guess. So glad you're lurking.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kumihimo