Kumihimo Jewelry Making for Beginners


Naomi Ellenberg-Dukas & Yin Guang  

Kumihimo is a Japanese form of braiding, translated as “gathering of threads.” The earliest form of kumihimo dates back to 794 BC, when braids were used to secure clothing for religious ceremonies, and later to join Samurai armor. Today, Kumihimo is used to make beautiful braided jewelry. In this two-session workshop you will learn the basic Kongoh braiding technique to make both a bracelet and a choker necklace, then progress to braiding with freshwater pearls to create a bracelet. You can ultimately join them to create a stunning necklace. Leave with the ability to practice Kumihimo on your own. Come get your Kumi going! Tuition includes a $35 materials fee.


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