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  • Kumihimo Beaded 8 Strand Cord

    Kumihimo is an ancient form of Japanese braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. In this class you will incorporate beads into your braid to make your bracelet. Kumihimo is Japanese for "gathered threads." Prerequisite for this class is Beginning Kumihimo Braid.For this project you will need: *Braiding cord (pearl cotton from embroidery section of craft store)*Kumihimo bobbins - 8*Seed Beads*Kumihimo Braiding Disk*Closure or buttonBefore class, cut string/thread into 9 20" lengths. String enough beads on each to equal 7" in beaded string/thread per chart below.If you are making a 7 inch braid using size 6/0 seed beads, you will need 45 beads per inch x 7 inches = 315 beads, divided up between the 8 strands (approx. 39 beads per strand).Bead size 6/0 - 45 beads per inchBead size 8/0 - 60 beads per inchBead size 11/0 - 70 beads per inchCylinder size 8/0 - 50 beads per inchCylinder size 11/0 - 90 beads per inch
  • Beginning Kumihimo Braid

    Kumihimo is an ancient form of Japanese braid-making. Cords and ribbons are made by interlacing strands. In this class you will incorporate beads into your braid to make your bracelet. Kumihimo is Japanese for "gathered threads." For this project you will need: *2 colors of braiding cord - "Dazzle It" or "Rat Tail"*Kumihimo braiding disk*Closure or button*Super Glue or E6000*A kumihimo weight or a heavy washer
  • Viking Weave Bracelet

    "Viking Weave" is not knitting with two needles but a type of weaving. Chains are made from long pieces of wire and are worked by hand into interconnecting loops. No solder necessary because wire is spliced together in a way that is nearly impossible to detect in the finished piece. Bring to class: *Fine point marker*tape measure and ruler*8 1/4" wooden dowel*22g Artistic Brand wire*12"of 18 guage wire (any color)*Masking Tape*Bracelet findings (clasp, jump rings)*Viking Braid Caps*E6000 glue Optional additional supply fee of $5 for customized Viking Weave ToolOptional supply fee of $5 for one pair of cone caps