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Rock Your World Kumihimo

  • B20K
  • Instructor: Adrienne Gaskell
  • Class Type: Master
  • Date: Sun.-Tue. August 23-25
  • Time: 9:00am-5:00pm (1 hr break) ()
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 15
  • Class Fee : $1,240.00
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Additional Information
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.
This workshop is designed for motivated students who are proficient using a marudai either with beads or fiber.
Project completion:
Project will be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 18 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Marudai, 12 tama, 30% counter weight, bead mat or work surface, bead spinner, scissors, and tape measure. Optional supplies: Task light, magnifiers, spring stoppers, Tulip awl, hemostat clamp, wire cutters and cord zapper.
Materials in Kit:
Toho seed beads in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors, Unicorne Beads teardrops, keshi pearls, a variety of Czech shaped beads, braiding cords, inner core, needles, Adrienne’s Core Gizmo, and a detailed, illustrated instruction manual.
One seat per person per class.