About Adrienne Gaskell

St. Petersburg, Florida, USA 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 Manchester England, Braids 2016 Tacoma, WA, Bead& Button show since 2006, Japanese Kumihimo Society and Toho Bead Company in 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.
12 09, 2022

Susan Basch

By |2022-11-26T08:35:37-06:00September 12, 2022|News|

Susan Basch 1952 - 2022 Remembering Susan - by Adrienne Gaskell Susan Basch exemplified everything an organization values in its membership; dedication, creative contributions, [...]

15 02, 2022

April Virtual Gathering

By |2022-05-15T08:35:55-05:00February 15, 2022|News|

Videos for Viewing Classes and ... If you are registered for either The Odyssey of Kongo and Naiki by Rosalie Neilson or 3D Explorations [...]

3 11, 2021

Joan Anderson Remembered

By |2021-11-08T16:21:27-06:00November 3, 2021|News|

One of the AKS founding members, Joan Anderson, has passed. Her daughter Amy was with her when she passed away in the hospital. She was [...]

30 07, 2021

Karen DeSousa Obituary

By |2021-11-08T15:08:46-06:00July 30, 2021|News|

Karen DeSousa was known to many in the kumihimo community as a talented author and teacher. She started her own craft company which published five [...]

7 06, 2021

How I learned to Photograph My Braids

By |2021-08-03T14:57:08-05:00June 7, 2021|Blog, News|

With my newfound love of Kumihimo, I wanted to combine my hobbies and start sharing the braids I created through photos. Jewelry seems to have particular challenges.  Thus, my quest to learn to take a better picture became my mission.  Whether you have a 35mm camera, a point-and-shoot, or you are using your cell phone, I think many of these tips will be helpful.