Digital Image Protection – Watermarking

The Internet is easily the most popular and powerful marketing tool for jewelry artists to present their work to the world. The ability to upload images of their work to social media platforms, blogs, and on-line stores has empowered artists to step outside of local realms to gain world-wide sales and following. The price for […]

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Braids 2016 Conference

The International Braid Society’s conference, Braids 2016, was held in Tacoma from July 24-July 29th. It was truly an international gathering, with 181 registrants from 14 countries. The conference hosted 30 teachers from around the world, who gave an impressive 36 classes over four days. The entire AKS board was there, as were a number […]

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Is It Kumihimo if it didn’t come from Japan?

A good friend and troublemaker recently asked the question “Does it have to come from Japan to be Kumihimo?” My first inclination was to dismiss the question because the answer seems fairly obvious – if I use a Kumihimo pattern to produce a braid, then, of course, its kumihimo. In retrospect, the answer is not […]

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