Kumihimo Basics and Beyond

Author: Rebecca Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 162700064X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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 Books
ISBN: 9781627000437
Format: PDF, ePub
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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.

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

Author: Giovanna Imperia
Publisher: Potter Craft
ISBN: 0823027171
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.

Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified

Author: Rebecca Ann Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
ISBN: 1627002286
Format: PDF, ePub, 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.

Twist Turn and Tie

Author: Beth Kemp
Publisher: Barron's Educational Series
ISBN: 1438067143
Format: PDF, Mobi
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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!

Beginner s Guide to Kumihimo

Author: Donna McKean-Smith
Publisher: Search Press(UK)
ISBN: 9781782215349
Format: PDF
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Learn the basics of kumihimo braiding and beading to create over 12 pieces of gorgeous jewellery. Kumihimo is a popular jewellery-making technique with origins in Japanese tradition. This colourful and informative beginner's guide to the craft explains how to use a circular kumihimo disc and a variety of braids and beads to create 12 stunning pieces of jewellery, plus colour and style variations, for any occasion. Kumihimo is a transportable craft so once you have mastered the basics of placing your braids over the disc in different formations to make a variety of patterns and motifs, you can create kumihimo jewellery wherever you go.

Elegant Knotted Jewelry

Author: Becky Meverden
Publisher: Krause Publications
ISBN: 9780896898189
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Explore Maedeup, the ancient art of Korean knotting. Now you can discover the beautiful, traditional craft of maedeup, as you create gorgeous jewelry projects using colorful cording and beads. Author Becky Meverden first shows you how to create the knots themselves, then how to use them in projects from a simple pair of knotted earrings to an intricate dragonfly necklace and a modern wire plus cord watch. Elegant Knotted Jewelry includes everything you'll need to know to create your own maedeup jewelry: Step-by-step instructions that guide you through tying 10 traditional Korean knots 30 beautiful, elegant projects incorporating the techniques you've learned, updating this traditional art for the 21st Century Tips on designing and planning your own original maedeup jewelry—information on everything from how to calculate the amount of cording you'll need to how to tighten the knots Insight into the history and culture behind the craft Whether you're a knowledgeable knot crafter or new to knots, Elegant Knotted Jewelry will inspire you to explore the world of Korean knots and create beautiful maedeup jewelry.

Creative Beaded Jewelry

Author: Carolyn Schulz
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 1462911749
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Craft colorful and unique jewelry with this Asian-inspired craft book. Bracelets embellished with Chinese floral and butterfly motifs, a gold-and-pearl lariat inspired by the fridges of a Persian carpet, and the pupular Shamballa bracelet— these are just a few of the many artful pieces you'll learn to make in this wonderful new DIY jewelry book. Jewelry techniques include: Wire Strung Jewelry Loop & Chain Jewelry Memory Wire Jewelry Knotted Jewelry Elastic Cord Bracelets Suitable for novices and experienced jewelry-making experts alike, some of the projects take just a few minutes to complete, and all of them are fun and inexpensive to do. They result in jewelry that looks great and can be worn anywhere! Most of the 33 jewelry projects in this jewelry making book use materials you can find in any craft store. Each chapter in Creative Beaded Jewelry takes you through the basics of a different stringing method and then sets you on an adventure through the many ways you can use it to create your own personalized designs.

Dimensional Bead Embroidery

Author: Jamie Cloud Eakin
Publisher: Lark Books (NC)
ISBN: 9781454710769
Format: PDF, Docs
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Jamie Cloud Eakin shows beaders of all levels the mechanics of more than 30 indispensible techniques for bead embroidery--a process that involves sewing beads onto a fabric base. With step-by-step instructions, helpful diagrams, and gorgeous photography, Eakin covers everything from common surface stitches to decorative fringes and picot. Readers can create nine breathtaking pieces, from dazzling earrings to an elegantly accented purse.