Welcome to my blog.

After a few random posts I've decided to dedicate this blog to my life long project of Japanese food
and culture (and my life in general, especially my travels).

Since my first taste of sushi back in 1997 I've been interested in, and frequently been making
Japanese food.
My interest in the country and culture started long before and continues to evolve.
I was lucky to finally visit Japan in October 2008 and hope to be back soon.
In July 2012 I visited Japantown in San Fransisco, the next best thing!
I was lucky to be back in 2015, 2016 and 2017 thanks to the fact that we now have family living in California.
Both small and big adventures will from now on, as time permits, be shared with you.

I will post other recipes and pictures too, mainly cooking projects, plants and art projects
(including my new love - making kumihimo braided objects).

I hope you'll find it interesting, and feel free to leave a comment or ask questions!

I write mainly in English, but there will be some Norwegian too, especially posts about things
that mainly have Norwegian interest. Tutorials are bi-lingual.

Saturday, 10 September 2011

New adventures in silk!

So lately I´ve been thinking of new things to make jewelry with, and as I searched Etsy, I found some nice silk threads.
I bought some and a few days ago they arrived from England. The rose and lilac color one was a bit thin so I had to double them up twice to get an ok braid. But the pastels worked fine. I´ve made one bracelet with flower pattern in soft pastels.

Now I´m waiting for some vintage silk floss to see if I can make an exclusive line of krysantemum design bracelets and earrings in vintage (1890-1920) silk floss and sterling silvers findings. Oh, let the parcels come quick!
Let me know if you´d like a very special silk bracelet, they´re going to be "one of a kind", in limited quantities...

I also have some more ideas regarding my braiding, both "start-up packs" and courses. Stay tuned!

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