Thursday, April 15, 2021
Friday, April 16, 2021
Saturday, April 17, 2021
Time: 9am- 12pm (CST)
Class Description: With this project Adrienne will teach students some of her innovations for kumihimo beaded braids: An ombre color blend braid, adding accent beads in an even row, and the perfect finishing touch, a beaded tassel. The highlight of this project is the twisted braid that magically emerges from the ombre braid and then disappears into the tassel. It all comes together with Adrienne’s exclusive engineering techniques.
Instructor: Adrienne Gaskell
Skill Level: Intermediate
Prerequisite: Proficient making beaded braids on a disk or marudai. Some experience with counted bead patterns is helpful but bead weaving experience is not required.
Materials Kit (included in price): Seed beads (Toho), SLon Bead Cord & Micro Cord, stainless steel wire, drop beads, big eye needles, beading thread, magnetic clasp. Domestic US shipping.**
- Round foam disk with 8 plastic bobbins, counter weight optional if desired
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- Marudai, 8 tama of equal weight, 30% counter weight, chopstick.
- Additional Supplies:
- Sharp scissors
- Bead mat
- Hemostat clamp (smooth jaw)
- Beading needle #11 or #12
- magnifiers and task light are recommended for creating the tassel.
*Note: Kit only and extra kit options do not include instructions or recording. You must choose either a Zoom or Zoom/Kit combo to receive written instructions. Kits will begin to ship March 30, 2021, unless otherwise arranged with instructor.
**Domestic US shipping is included in Kit price. Please contact instructor directly to arrange for international or expedited shipping.