Kumihimo Basics and Beyond 24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk

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  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 11/5/2013
  • Publisher: Kalmbach Books
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Kumihimo Basics and 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.

Author Biography

Rebecca Combs is the owner of Design & Adorn Beading Studio in Tucson, Arizona, and has been teaching a variety of classes in jewelry making there since 2008. Her specialty is kumihimo jewelry. She leads a variety of workshops at other venues as well, including the Bead&Button Show.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 – Welcome to your new addiction: Kumihimo
Demystifying kumihimo math

Chapter 2 – Let’s start braiding
Setting up the disk
Basic round braid
Other handy techniques

Chapter 3 – Fiber-Focused Projects
(6 necklaces, a key chain, and a bracelet)
Basic Round Braid
Using multiple fibers per warp
Adding variegated fiber
"No-knot" start
Tassel finish
Surface embellishment
Braiding around a core
Adding a pendant with a lark’s head knot

Chapter 4 – Beaded Projects
(14 necklaces and 3 bracelets)
Locking beads in place
Using a bead spinner
Mixing bead sizes
Braiding with magatamas
Adding a pendant to the middle
Braiding a counted pattern of beads

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