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October 1: Kumihimo 101: The Basics

  • Disk Setup (8-cord)

  • Round Braid Move

  • Reading a Pattern

  • Cording

  • Adhesives

  • Wonder Clips vs Bobbins

Bead Runway Kumihimo Technique Pattern Series Vol 1

Book Projects:

October 8: Earth & Sea Graduating Necklace

  • Intro to Bead Runway Graduating Layout

  • Visual Pattern Layout & Design

  • Braiding around a center core support

  • Beaded Extenders

October 15: DewDrops Necklace (new versions coming soon)

  • Double Drop

  • Working with teardrops

  • Kumihimo Math

  • Choose your length

October 22: Peacock Necklace

  • Counted patterns

  • Expanding counted patterns

  • Working with segments

  • Altering counted patterns

    November 12: Seafoam & Sand Necklace

  • Working with Long Magatamas

  • Planning a Pendant

  • Reverse Loading a design

November 19: Finishing Class

  • Recap of book class project series

  • How to finish each project

  • Bead Journal Notes

  • Open Q&A .. ask anything

  • Prep for Beader’s Choice class

November 26: Beader’s Choice Graduation Class

  • Make your own graduating pattern using the beads of your choice

  • When to omit

  • Using what you have

  • Benefits of Wood beads and hemp

  • When to use a center core support

  • Center core alternatives

    One on one sessions available

December 10: Queen’s Jewels feat Jesse James Beads

  • Make a dazzling show stopper holiday piece inspired by a Jesse James Bead Strand and Design Elements

  • Strung Beaded Focal

  • Basic Bead Stringing and Finishing Tool Skills

December 17: Make a Strung Beaded Focal with Jesse James Beads

  • How to finish with a Jesse James Beads strung beaded focal

  • Bead Journal Notes

  • Learn basic jewelry tools skills

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January 7: Summer Night’s Graduating Necklace

  • Intro to Bead Runway Graduating Layout

  • Visual Pattern Layout & Design

  • Braiding around a center core support

  • Beaded Extenders

January 28: Forget Me Not Necklace

  • Counted patterns

  • Expanding a counted pattern

  • Alternating cords to accommodate different bead hole sizes

  • Dots on side pattern

  • Working with segments

  • Benefits of wood beads

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