Bead Fest Texas 2018
 

Workshops by Maggie Thompson

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03/17/20185:30 pm - 8:30 pm Saturday, March 17, 2018
1509, Oh! Bead Kumi Bracelet- $114
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo

The Oh! Bead Bracelet features a unique pairing of a focal bead (lampwork, ceramic, glass, etc.) and O beads. It's a fun bracelet to make and even more fun to wear -- whether by itself or stacked with other bracelets! This class is a beginner level so students will learn how to make the basic 8 cord kongo gumi spiral braid, including how to use the necessary equipment. Each student will also learn how to determine bead gauge to control the length of their bracelet. Students will learn the basics needed not only to make this particular piece but also to create other 8 cord spiral braid pieces.. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: A willingness to learn a new technique - Kumihimo

Materials you are required to bring: 6" round foam kumihimo disk; 50 gr weight; 8 bobbins; super glue gel; thread burner; chain nose pliers; Big Eye needle; scissors

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1509, Oh! Bead Kumi Bracelet- $114 [More Info]
Maggie Thompson
03/18/20188:30 am - 11:30 am Sunday, March, 18, 2018
1510, Dragonscale Kumihimo Earrings- $109
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo,Wire Work

These enchanting earrings are a breeze to make using a kumihimo disk and delicate dragonscale beads. They measure 2" in length from the earwire to the bottom of the crystal bicones. They are lightweight, unique and so very sparkly!! You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Wrapped Wire Loop and a willingness to learn a new technique - kumihimo!

Materials you are required to bring: 6" round foam kumihimo disk, weight, bead clamps, scissors, super glue gel, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, side cutter, thread burner

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1510, Dragonscale Kumihimo Earrings- $109 [More Info]
Maggie Thompson
03/18/20181:00 pm - 4:00 pm Sunday, March, 18, 2018
1518, Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet- $114
 
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Level: Beginner Description of Workshop Levels
Technique: Kumihimo,Wire Work

The Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet is your little slice of the "Heavenly Kingdom"! It features mixed elements of silk cords and seed beads. This unique design is easy to create and even more fun to wear! This class is a beginner level so students will learn how to make the basic 8 cord kongo gumi spiral braid, including how to use the necessary equipment. Each student will also learn how to determine bead gauge to determine their bracelet length as well as proper braiding tension. Students will learn the basics needed not only to make this particular piece but also to create other 8 cord spiral braided pieces. You WILL complete this project in class.

Prerequisites/Skills Needed: Wire wrapped loop, a willingness to learn a new technique - kumihimo!

Materials you are required to bring: 6" round foam kumihimo disk' 50 gram weight; 8 bobbins; super glue gel or E-6000 glue; thread burner; chain nose pliers; round nose pliers; side cutter; scissors; Big Eye needle

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1518, Silken Threads Kumihimo Bracelet- $114 [More Info]
Maggie Thompson
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