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- Necklaces Braided on the Kumihimo Disk is a perfect beginner book. It assumes you’ve never done it before and grows in difficulty from there, all clearly rated.
- Braiding with Beads 2: Braiding Solutions for the Kumihimo Disk starts with just adding beads and then gets more creative with every variation. It has more advanced beading techniques.
- Kumihimo Combinations is about combining different colors, materials, stitches, and braiding patterns. Keep your projects interesting and add some spice.
Date and Time: 01/01/1970 from -
Buy 2 get 1 free! Not only are these books on sale from their regular price, but when you purchase two, you get the third free. Just choose all three to get the deal–discount will be automatically applied.
These three books by author and kumihimo expert Karen DeSousa are all great resources for kumihimo artists, beginner to intermediate. There are reference pages in the front with everything you need to consider when beginning your project to how to do the basics. The instructions are detailed and the diagrams and photos are fantastic. Take advantage of this deal and heighten your kumihimo skills.
Karen DeSousa was a Des Moines native. After retirement, she discovered the craft world of beading design and later, kumihimo, a traditional Japanese braiding art. She took classes, advanced rapidly and “unretired” to start a successful web-based business, Accent Bead Design, creating beaded designs and craft design books and selling materials in the U.S. and internationally. As an emerging American expert applying kumihimo to jewelry arts, Karen attended international conferences in the U.S., Kyoto, Japan and Manchester, England. She published 11 bead craft and kumihimo braiding books that were sold around the world. She also taught classes throughout the U.S. [source]