Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Oh! Bead Kumi Bracelet
Teacher: Maggie Thompson
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
8:30 AM-11:30 AM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $85.00
Materials Fee: $30.00
The Oh! Bead Bracelet features a unique pairing of a focal bead (lampwork, ceramic, glass, etc.) and O beads. It's a fun bracelet to make and even more fun to wear -- whether by itself or stacked with other bracelets! This class is a beginner level so students will learn how to make the basic 8 cord kongo gumi spiral braid, including how to use the necessary equipment. Each student will also learn how to determine bead gauge to control the length of their bracelet. Students will learn the basics needed not only to make this particular piece but also to create other 8 cord spiral braid pieces.

  • Student Maximum: 20
  • Skill Level and Technique: Beaded Kumihimo, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: A willingness to learn a new technique - Kumihimo
  • Supply List: 6" round foam kumihimo disk; 50 gr weight; 8 bobbins; super glue gel; thread burner; chain nose pliers; Big Eye needle; scissors
  • Kit Contents: 220" Super lon medium weight cord; 192 size 8 seed beads; 128 O beads; one 5/8" x 5/8" focal bead (with hole large enough to accommodate 8 cords); two 5x12mm crimp ends (ID 3mm); two 6mm oval jump rings; one small magnet (or clasp of choice)
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