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My Sweet Sarah Kumihimo and Embellished Netting Choker

  • B180764
  • Instructor: Cheryl Focht
  • Class Type: General
  • Date: Mon. June 4
  • Time: 9:00am-4:00pm (1 hr break) (6 hours)
  • Skill Level: Intermediate
  • Maximum Class Size: 20
  • Class Fee : $239.00
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Create this stunning choker that sparkles like rose gold with diamonds. The choker is made from a mixed media blend of one of the more versatile Japanese kumihimo braids, Kongoh Gumi, and flat or vertical netting. Separately, both are fun and easy, but together create a dazzling necklace that looks deceptively complex as though you spent hours making it. Kits will also be available in white, black, and turquoise.
Students will Learn:
Learn how to prepare the disk for braiding a Kongo Gumi braid with rows of SuperDuo beads along the bottom. Special attention will be given to the setup of the disk and attachment of the counterweight. Students will learn how to calculate and prepare the cord, why weights are important and how to manage the cords; learn how to lock beads in place at the point of braid; how to look for the point of braid; finishing techniques including binding, cutting, gluing, and attaching crimp end caps. A fully illustrated seven page tutorial with 25 plus photos and color illustrations will walk students through kumihimo as well as the embellished netting that will then be added to the bottom of the choker. Each step is shown in detail, including the direction the needle and cords will run. Sizing will be taught along with adding extender chains to accommodate varying size choker lengths.
Basic braiding on kumihimo disc. Prior braiding with beads not required. Knowledge of netting or other bead weaving is not necessary as fully illustrated examples are shown for each and every step.
Project completion:
Project will not be completed in class
Minimum Age Requirement:
At least 16 years old.
Supplies to Bring:
Beading mat, beading wax, clear nail polish, reading glasses, scissors, tape measure, task lamp, thread conditioner, kumihimo disk and eight bobbins (instructor will have available for sale).
Chainnose without grooves, small flatnose.
Materials in Kit:
8/0, 15/0 seed beads; 2.5 x 5 mm SuperDuos; Swarovski 6 mm pearls or other 6 mm beads; Swarovski 3 mm crystals; S-Lon Tex 210 #18 bead cord, S-Lon size AA; One-G thread or Nymo; #10-11 beading needles; crimp end caps; split and/or jump rings; extender chain.
One seat per person per class.
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