BEADED KUMIHIMO BRACELET
with Leslie Ford
9:30am - 12:30pm
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Create a glamorous beaded kumihimo bracelet! This class will teach the basics of kumihimo braiding, patterns and how to add texture and interest to your braids. Learn time-saving tricks and tips on how to start and finish your braid cleanly. You'll also leanr which beads are suitable for braiding and more importantly, which to avoid. A motivated student can expect to complete the braided bracelet portion in the time allotted. If not, no worries, demonstrations and instructions for completing your project at home are included.
Skill level: Beginner
Students are encouraged to bring magnifiers or Optivisors if needed.
Instructor: Leslie Ford - www.thequiltedbead.etsy.com
When her love affair with glass and flame began nearly 14 years ago, Leslie Ford never dreamed she'd be playing with cords and threads and tiny little seed beads today. All those years ago, she started creating lampwork beads to embellish the art quilts she was creating and soon discovered that she was addicted to the flame and melting glass. It wasn't long before the beads became the art and she was surrounding herself with more and more of her precious glass creations. She began to look for new ways to display and wear her bead creations and discovered the ancient Japanese technique of kumihimo braiding. She taught herself this new technique and true to form, another addiction was born! These days, her challenge is matching the small seed and magatama beads to the wondrous colors in her lampwork beads. Leslie sells her beads and kumihimo designs at local art and craft fairs and on her Facebook page year round.
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Please print your Paypal receipt for free admission to the show all weekend. Valid for class participant only. Online registration for all classes closes at midnight on October 2, 2014.
Mail-in registrations will close on September 26, 2014.
You will be able to register for classes at the show, although due to extreme popularity, some classes may be full by then.