Pru McRae's love of Japanese braiding techniques has led her to experiment with traditional braids to unlock their potential in contemporary jewellery making. Her innovative disk has become a must-have piece of equipment in the kumihimo world.The Prumihimo(R) Disk: A fresh approach to kumihimo has eight carefully chosen projects to develop your skills and help you explore the Prumihimo (R) disk to learn: how to braid without beads, how to add beads on one, two, three or four sides of the braid, how to embellish a braid with seed beads, how to use different shapes of bead to achieve different effects, how to develop your own designs. Continue your journey in kumihimo braiding and you will soon be creating beautiful jewellery with the Prumihimo (R) disk.
In the pages of this fantastic book, you'll learn to create romantic bead-woven jewelry that is reversible, convertible, interchangeable or otherwise transformable. You decide whether to wear the Encanto necklace with one, two, or three focals, the Bella Fiore as a lariat, pendant, or wrap bracelet, or the Hanami as a brooch or pendant. Combine the popular shaped 2-hole seed beads (SuperDuos, Rullas, bricks, triangles, lentils), along with round seed beads, pearls, crystals, firepolish beads, Swarovski rhinestones, hand-dyed Shibori silk ribbons, delicate chain, and other materials to create 16 projects
Many projects also include variations illustrating different colourways so you can easily customize designs to suit your own taste. Once you've master a beaded component, you'll be able to modify it with different beads, colors, or embellishments to create something uniquely yours.
159 pages, full colour throughout. Softback.