Instructor: Adrienne Gaskell
In this class students will learn how to embellish an oimatsu braid using four additional warps with pearls. Once students learn this technique they will be able to explore limitless possibilities using all sorts of beads to create their own unique designs.
Zoom Class Recording
Embellished Oimatsu Q&A Recording
Weighted Plastic Bobbins
Lengthen Leather on Tama
Embellished Oimatsu – Starting the Pearls
Embellished Oimatsu – Ending & Securing the Pearls
Embellished Oimatsu – Ending the Braid
A recording of the live class will be posted here on October 12
Kit: $62 includes shipping, USA only.
Kit contents: Japanese metallic fibers, leather, glass pearls, big eye needle, acrylic clasp, cords for the pearls, instructions. Students will have a choice of kits in four color choices: Shades of Silver, Green with Envy, Purple Haze or Cafe au lait.
Supply List for students not purchasing a kit:
*3 Ropes Japanese Metallic @ 2.8 m
(each rope has 4 bundles/sections with approx. 24 ends per bundle/section)
4 Lengths of 6 ft (2m) of S-Lon Tex 135 (0.4mm)
*20 feet 1mm round leather cord
120 Czech glass pearls 4mm (1 strand)
8 mm clasp
• 16 Tama of equal weight (70 to 100g)
• 4 Weighted bobbins
• Counterweight 45% of total tama weight
• Chopstick or double pointed knitting needle
• Fray Check
• Darning Needle with cotton thread
• Bead Mat
Skill Level: Advanced with marudai experience.