Braided Splendor (D)

Instructor: Rebecca Combs

Braided Splendor

The Braided Splendor pushes the limited of what’s possible with beaded kongoh gumi.  In this class you’ll learn how to manipulate the structure of the braid using a precise bead count to create the illusion of hand-stitched beaded beads.  Other techniques includes braiding around a core and dropping multiple beads at once.

Kit: $98, includes shipping via USPS Priority Mail, USA only.
Kit contents: Printed instructions, needle, Superlon micro, Toho seed beads sizes 15 – 8, Toho demi round beads, assorted Czech glass beads, head-pins, end caps, chain, lobster claw, binding thread.

A Supply List will be available for students outside of the United States or anyone wishing to work with beads from their stash.

Student Equipment: Scissors, kumihimo disk (regular thickness), 8 weighted bobbins (23 grams each), clip-on center weight (45 grams), beading mat, calculator, writing materials.

Skill Level: Advanced.

Student should be able to independently set-up and braid a beaded Kongoh Gumi on the disk. Unbraiding proficiency is essential. Students should be able to identify both correct and incorrect points of braiding.