Bead Fest

Philadelphia, PA

Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet
Teacher: Maggie Thompson
 
Friday, August 17, 2018
1:00 PM-4:00 PM
 
Hands on Workshop
 
Greater Philadelphia Expo Center
 
Pre-Registration Closed
 
Pricing Information
 
Price: $85.00
Materials Fee: $30.00
The Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet is your little slice of the "Heavenly Kingdom"! It features mixed elements of silk cords and seed beads. This unique design is easy to create and even more fun to wear! 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 determine their bracelet length as well as proper braiding tension. Students will learn the basics needed not only to make this particular piece but also to create other 8 cord spiral braided pieces.

  • Student Maximum: 20 (2 seats left)
  • Skill Level and Technique: Beaded Kumihimo, Wire Jewelry Making, Beginner
  • Prerequisite: Wire wrapped loop, a willingness to learn a new technique - kumihimo!
  • Supply List: 6" round foam kumihimo disk 50 gram weight; 8 bobbins; super glue gel or E-6000 glue; thread burner; chain nose pliers; round nose pliers; side cutter; scissors; Big Eye needle
  • Kit Contents: 80" of Superlon medium weight cord; 80" of 2mm silk cord; 120 size 6 seed beads; two 4mm metal rounds; two 4" pieces of 20 gauge wire; two 6mm oval jump rings; two 10x13mm cone shaped end caps with top holes (inside diameter 8mm); one small magnet clasp
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