Kumihimo Basics And Beyond

Author: Rebecca Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 162700064X
Size: 31.69 MB
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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.

Kumihimo Basics And Beyond

Author: Rebecca Ann Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Publishing Company
ISBN: 9781627000437
Size: 50.37 MB
Format: PDF, Kindle
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This all-in-one resource provides clear techniques for both all-cord and beaded braids, plus it teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry.Perfect for those who are completely new to kumihimo and are ready to start adding beads, mixing up fibers, adding clasps, and learning other fundamental techniques.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 beadsthey'll need for their future kumihimo projects.

Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified

Author: Rebecca Ann Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627002286
Size: 10.32 MB
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This is the second Kumihimo book by Rebecca Combs. This book will focus more on the beginner and shares some of the most popular features that made the first book a runaway success: conversational voice, skill-building format, Kumihimo math, and continuing to use the inexpensive Kumihimo foam disk. Kumihimo Simplified includes 5 “new” braids: 8-warp basket weave, 16-warp rectangular, 16-warp hollow basket, 8-warp half-round, and 8-warp square. Beads will be included within the braids where appropriate, however, the focus will be straight braid. Special sidebars will include Creative Closures - 5 different ways to finish Kumihimo braids, besides the common gluing of endcaps.

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

Author: Giovanna Imperia
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823027171
Size: 11.48 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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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.

Soutache Bead Embroidery

Author: Amee Sweet-McNamara
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 0871167506
Size: 22.98 MB
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Amee K. Sweet-McNamara introduces readers to an old material in a new way, where they can practice new embroidery skills, and create gorgeous, unique pieces of jewelry. Amee’s secret ingredient is soutache, a type of colorful cord that she winds, binds, and stitches into place. The first section of this book focuses on learning the techniques, while the second section teaches readers how to incorporate these techniques into beautiful soutache projects. With photos and illustrations taking the reader every step of the way, beginners will start with small earrings and work up to necklaces, cuffs, and pendants, while experienced stitchers can dive right into the new design ideas.

The Beginner S Guide To Kumihimo

Author: Dorothy Wood
Publisher: David & Charles
ISBN: 1446371840
Size: 19.65 MB
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Learn how to make stunning braided jewellery using the popular technique of Kumihimo – the art of Japanese braiding. Kumihimo is enjoying a surge in popularity in contemporary jewellery making as an innovative and on-trend technique. This beginner-friendly guide features step-by-step diagrams and photographs to help you start braiding and create beautiful jewellery projects at home. Written by renowned jewellery crafter and first Ambassador for Swarovski Elements, Dorothy Wood, The Beginner’s Guide to Kumihimo is the essential guide to Japanese braiding techniques for jewellery craft. The book covers a range of techniques including flat braids, square braids, honeycomb braids, hollow braids, spiral braids, braiding with beads, using different cords and wire, and finishing techniques.

Twist Turn And Tie

Author: Beth Kemp
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438067143
Size: 77.12 MB
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The traditional Japanese art of cord braiding—known as kumihimo—has been around for centuries. The technique, which uses a loom and several strands of silk thread, was once used to create the strong, slender cords that reinforced samurai warrior armor. Today, it is primarily used to make beautiful, color-drenched cords for jewelry and other decorative items. In Twist, Turn & Tie 50 Japanese Kumihimo Braids, readers will get everything they need to get started in this ancient craft, including a mini braiding loom!

How To Make 50 Fabulous Kumihimo Braids

Author: Beth Kemp
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 9780764167997
Size: 36.73 MB
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Find 50 flat braiding projects, including friendship bracelets, shoelaces, bag handles, jewelry, watch straps and more, and an enclosed kumihimo square loom. Clear instructions and step-by-step photographs make this a must-have guide for tweens, teens, and adults.