Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding (Paperback)
 
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Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding (Paperback)

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    In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a......more

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In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry.
 
In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects--stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces--all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
 
This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.

GIOVANNA IMPERIA is a fine craft jeweler whose work has been exhibited and included in both private and museum collections around the world. A former artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, she has been teaching kumihimo workshops since 2001. She posts information about her classes and workshops at giovannaimperiadesigns.com.

Author:
Imperia, Giovanna
Genre:
CRAFTS & HOBBIES / Jewelry
Audience:
General/trade
Format:
Paperback
Pages:
144
Language:
English
Publisher:
Clarkson Potter
Publish Date:
03/15/2011
Copyright Year:
2011
ISBN:
9780823085514
Height:
10.5 in
Wdth:
8.25 in
Thickness:
0.25 in
Unit weight:
1.3 lb
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  • For the advanced Kumihimo artist

    This book is a terrific resource for the advanced kumihimo artist. It takes in depth reading and practice to create the woven pieces out of wire. I would use a harder surface loom instead of a foam loom, since these always come with a caution to not use wire on them.

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    • Please tell us about the quality of the product. The book was perfect and arrived in a suitable shipping package
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