Braiding With Beads 2

Author: Karen DeSousa
Publisher:
ISBN: 9781938794001
Size: 15.19 MB
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Step by step instruction on how to make kumihimo braids and solve many problems associated with braiding with beads.

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

Author: Giovanna Imperia
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823027171
Size: 18.28 MB
Format: PDF
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In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. From the Trade Paperback edition.

Kumihimo Basics And Beyond

Author: Rebecca Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 162700064X
Size: 22.74 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Kumihimo Basics & Beyond presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky “kumihimo math” by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they’ll need for their future kumihimo projects.