The Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo

The Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo

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Learn how to make stunning braided jewellery using the popular technique of Kumihimo a€“ 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 Beginnera€™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.Choose any of the 16-strand hollow braid patterns, such as the two-colour spiral shown here, and work a 16-strand hollow ... plastic tube, then remove the tube ( see Removing the Core) and finish with end caps to make a very pretty bracelet.

Title:The Beginner's Guide to Kumihimo
Author:Dorothy Wood
Publisher:David & Charles - 2015-01-31


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