Adrienne Gaskell’s innovations explore the ancient Japanese art of kumihimo. Her jewelry incorporates gemstones, pearls, and beads and has been featured in “Showcase 500 Art Necklaces” by Lark Books, Bead&Button’s BeadDreams competition, and the Toho Design Challenge. She exhibits at juried art shows and galleries across the county. Her teaching resume includes: The Braids 2012 in Manchester England, Braids 2016 in Tacoma, WA, Bead& Button show since 2006, Japanese Kumihimo Society and Toho Bead Company in Kyoto, Tokyo and Hiroshima Japan. Adrienne’s popular DVDs, Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai, and More Beaded Kumihimo on the Marudai, were the first instructional videos for braiding with beads on the marudai.