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  • 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
  • Encaustic Effects With Acrylics

    Learn to create encaustic like effects using acrylic materials. Mimic the soft luminous effect of beeswax by applying multiple layers of various acrylic gels and mediums and paint. Bury images and patterns deep below the surface and create lovely soft transparent and translucent layers. Become familiar with faux encaustic like wax formulas and give your work a whole new feeling. Create the wax like look of encaustics with the durability of acrylics. Open to all levels of painting experience. All GOLDEN paints, gels and mediums provided. Bring to class: 2 - 9 x 12 canvases or cradled hardboard surfaces to work on, synthetic paintbrushes, a variety of palette knives, palette for paint, water container, rags, papers for collage, stencils (if you have them), plastic to cover your table and a bag lunch. $10 materials fee paid to instructor.
  • 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
  • Self-made Book with Closure

    Book cover is made with red rosin paper that we will paint (no experience required). Book has three sections in it, ready for painting, journaling, sketching, or anything else you want to do with it. We will make the front and back covers and a closure tab (with buttons if you like). This is a great book to use as a gift or for your own reminders, lists, etc. Size is 5 X 5 1/2”.