Representative crafts made by Mickey Koth

Sewing | Fabric covered buttons | Needle felting | Kumihimo | Hand rolled paper beads | Other
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Sewing
Reusable coffee sleeves: Made of cotton fabric, with interfacing for insulation, and a matching button.
Bookmarks:
 
Fabric covered button items
Buttons: Magnets: Wine glass charms:
Bracelet: Rings:
Pins: Hair accessories:



Earrings:
 
Needle felting
Needle felting is the process of using barbed needles to repeatedly jab unspun wool or other fibers to form a more condensed material, which can then be scultped into shapes. Click here to see a before and after picture of one of the cats pictured below.
Pumpkins: Cats: Santas (with Mrs. Claus in the middle):
 
Kumihimo
Kumihino is traditional Japanese braiding technique used to create intricately colored cords.
Bracelet: 8 inches; made with 9mm ribbon; with a magnetic clasp: Bracelet: 7 inches, made with satin cord; with a lockable magnetic clasp: Necklace: 17 inches; made with 3mm ribbon; with a bird clasp:
Necklace: 15 inches with a 1 1/4-inch extender; made with #5 perle cotton thread: Necklace: detail, made with #5 perle cotton thread; with a glass pendant: Necklace: 15 inches with a 1 3/4-inch extender; made with satin cord:
 
Hand rolled paper beads
I design the paper for these beads on the computer and then roll the paper on bamboo sticks. After gluing and drying the beads, I apply varnish to protect them from brief exposure to moisture. Eyelets on the ends of the beads finish them nicely and prevent the ends from crumpling. Prolonged exposure to moisture or immersion in water is not recommended. The beads pictured below range from about 1/4 inch to 1 inch.
 
Other items
Wine glass charms

Christmas gift tags