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Kumihimo Wire Jewelry

Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding
Imperia, Giovanna (Book - 2011)
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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"--Publisher.
Authors: Imperia, Giovanna
Title: Kumihimo wire jewelry
essential techniques and 20 jewelry projects for the Japanese art of braiding
Publisher: New York. : Potter Craft, 2011
Characteristics: 144 p. :,col. ill. ;,28 cm
Summary: "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"--Publisher.
ISBN: 0823085511
9780823085514
Statement of Responsibility: Giovanna Imperia
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 142-143) and index
Subject Headings: Braid Japan Wire craft Japan Jewelry making Japan
Topical Term: Braid
Wire craft
Jewelry making
LCCN: 2010013083
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