July 31, 2017
* images courtesy of DOMYO Japan
"I love kumi because it is so easy to mix your media. I love incorporating lampwork beads alongside the seed beads in the braid." - Marti Timmons
"I love the history behind this Japanese braiding technique. The variety of fibers and beads you can use is endless, allowing you to create unique works of art." - Sue Lennon
"The kumihimo technique is very repetitive and relaxing - almost meditative. It's also portable - you can easily take your project on the road." - Colleen Ewart
"I've been designing with kumihimo for at least 13 years now. It's my favorite because you can get so many different looks depending on the beads and fibers that you use." - Susan Sudnik
May 29, 2022
This month, Island Cove is featuring the Herringbone stitch. A geometric, versatile pattern for using different sizes and shapes of beads to create beautiful beaded jewelry!
Named after the backbone of the Herring fish, the 2 bead pattern creates a shape like a “v” similar to a chevron but not the same, and is then...
November 27, 2021
October 31, 2021
Dominoes inspire artist Susan Sudnik, an instructor at Island Cove Beads in Indian Rocks Beach, FL, to create whimsical holiday-themed dolls.
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