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.Kumihimo braids worked in wire will hold their shape when curved or bent. This piece has three different braids worked on the one piece, and making a sample like this, changing from one technique to another that has the same set up, will give you a quick introduction to the possibilities when working with wire. Because of its strong structure, wire can be used in Kumihimo to make pieces of jewellery like this fabulous brooch. It is made from a 16-strand hollow braid that is flattened andanbsp;...

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

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