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Master Class Adrienne Gaskell

Rock Your World Kumihimo
Sunday, May 31 – Tuesday, June 2, 2020

This project will rock everything you know about drop-bead kongoh gumi (round braid). You will learn to break a lot of rules and invent some new ones as you create a stunning necklace whose focal point is two beautiful beaded fobs that graduate in size.

You will learn how to vary the size and length of the fobs to suit your own personal style. The braid structure evolves and changes, switching the number and types of cords during braiding. By learning these techniques, you will acquire more flexibility in the way you design braids with beads, gemstones and pearls. The peyote cinch closure is an easy lesson even if you are not an experienced beader.

Class time may allow for additional projects for learning and reinforcing new skills and techniques. Please note that if you want to finish your necklace in class, it would be possible. However, most students choose to work on other projects while in class.

Who should take this class?

This workshop is designed for motivated students who are proficient using a marudai either with beads or fiber. Students should have experience using a marudai.

3-day class fee: $1,145 plus $95 kit fee.

Added benefits for Master Class students:

  • Waived registration fee.
  • Advance registration for general classes.
  • Fun-filled tote bag.
  • Special event tickets.
  • Graduation celebration.
  • Transportation to class location.
  • Breakfast and lunch on class days.
  • Commemorative Show bead, pin, and T-shirt.

Adrienne Gaskell’s jewelry designs explore the ancient Japanese fiber art of kumihimo braiding. By incorporating gemstones, pearls, and beads, Adrienne has brought this technique into the realm of modern jewelry design. Her designs have been featured in Lark Books, the Bead&Button BeadDreams competition, Bead&Button magazine, and the Toho Design Challenge. She exhibits her award-winning jewelry at juried art shows and select galleries across the country. Adrienne is the current president of the American Kumihimo Society. She teaches kumihimo workshops in the United States and Japan.

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