Class Name: Kumihimo Flat Braid
Class Cost: $65.00
Class Length: 5 Hours
Class Level: All Skill Levels
Designer: Pat Blandon-Chajud
Bonus: In an effort to ensure that students achieve successful results in class, as well as to keep the cost of the class low, we request that students purchase class supplies or class kit from Crystal Creations Bead Institute. On all PAID classes, students will receive 10% off all applicable class supplies and/or required kits for class project. Class discounts do not apply for FREE Classes, FREE Workshops, or Guest Teacher kits which are brought in by teachers.
Kumihimo, the art of Japanese braiding takes on a unique dimension with this new jewelry variation. Originally used to make ties, cording and belts for Samurai armor, now it will be used to make this beautiful woven long necklace, or lariat. For this class you will learn all about the Kumihimo loom, called a Marudai, and the bobbins. Class will include techniques on how to load on the beads, the setup, how to balance and weave this puffy flattish piece, as well as how to remove it from the loom and add embellishment and fringe. There is homework for this class. This class is great for all levels of beaders.
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