Basics & Beyond : 24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk

Book - 2014
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Kumihimo Basics and Beyond presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky "kumihimo math" by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beadsthey'll need for their future kumihimo projects.
Publisher: Waukesha, Wis. :, Kalmbach Books,, 2014.
ISBN: 9781627000437
Branch Call Number: 745.5942 CO
Characteristics: 95 pages : color illustrations ; 28 cm


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Mar 15, 2015

This is a great book for a Kumihimo beginner. It's explained well with pictures and diagrams. Patterns are also included.
Bonus: This is a local (Tucson) Author/Artist/Bead store owner.

argylsok Jan 19, 2014

This book offers really useful advice on creating Japanese braids with a disk as opposed to the traditional (and ungainly) marudai.

Rebecca Combs advises the crafter to use weights when using beads, and she explains the rationale for this.

The projects are attractive and workable, and the instructions are concise and clear.

Altogether a superior book on this ancient craft!


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