BEADED KUMIHIMO BRACELET
with Leslie Ford
12:00pm - 1:00pm
Leslie will demonstrate how to create a glamorous beaded kumihimo bracelet! Learn which beads work best with these weaves, what cord to use, and more. There will not be enough time to finish the bracelet in class, however, you will have enough information to complete it on your own time.
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.