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

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

by Giovanna Imperia

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Overview

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780823085514
Publisher: Potter/Ten Speed/Harmony/Rodale
Publication date: 03/15/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 393,873
Product dimensions: 8.40(w) x 10.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

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.

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Kumihimo Wire Jewelry: Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding 3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
There is not enough available in the 15 page sample (over half cover, copyright, dedication, etc) to have any idea if this would be a doable craft for me. I wasn't expecting projects for free in the sample but something about technique & tools would have been extremely helpful in deciding whether to purchase it or not. The idea looks interesting but that's the best I can say.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I agree with the other review there is simply not enough of the sample to know if the book is worth it.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago