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, 11 February 2012

Winter creativity

Custom flower bracelet with sterling silver details.

So I had the pleasure of braiding 2 custom orders this week.
One bracelet with flowers in strong colors and one necklace in soft lilac with dark lilac trim.

I´ve also been inspired by the cold winter weather, braiding in light, soft colors like white, aqua and mint.

Light winter colors. From left: Two shades of white (bracelet in 16-count braid with sterling silver details), aqua/offwhite bracelet, half made, and mint satin mousetail for the next project.
(Mint is the "hottest" color this season, I´ve heard.)

 Custom necklace in two different techniques;  hollow braid with the trim color as a core and spiral braid with 12 threads.

 Lilac necklace with sterling silver details and Swarovski crystal.


Inger Eidheim said...

Lekre smykker du lager!

Linuz said...

Tusen takk, det var hyggelig å høre! :)

Mamirican said...

Love the 2 technique necklace!!! Do you have a tutorial to make it? I would love to learn how to make this! You can email me at mamirican28@gmail.com thanks!

Linuz said...

Hi! I'll post a tutorial for this necklace soon. It's a combination of spiral braid and hollow braid. :) Linuz

Malin said...

The necklace with the two techniques is gorgeous and I am wondering if you ever made a tutorial for the necklace? I have seen the tutorial for the spiral braid but I am wondering how you started and in a way ended? :-)


Linuz said...

Hi, I'm sorry, but I haven't had any time to make any more tutorials lately. I might make some for sale and put them in my store later as many have been asking for that. L