Sunday, March 13, 2011

Kumihimo Wire Jewelry.

I recently received an advance copy of Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Technique + 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding by Giovanna Imperia (published by Crown Publishing/Potter Craft).
The term kumihimo means intersected threads. It refers to any type of braid executed using the loop-manipulation method (which does not require equipment) or any number of strands.
Any number of materials may be used, including wire and fiber.The book covers all of the basics, including how to braid with round and squre disks as well as various techniques for finishing projects. It offers some historical information as well.

The photos are detailed and many projects are showcased using colored wire. The instructions are clear, concise, and very detailed. Read Alyn Evan's experience trying out the Kumihimo techniques in the book on the Crafter News blog.

Kimihimo Wire Jewelry will be available on March 15.

1 comment:

Cindy said...

This looks really cool! I am taking a kumihimo jewelry making class this summer so may have to check this out once I learn the basics.