In Uncategorized on May 5, 2013 at 4:00 am
May is shaping up to be another busy month here at Bead Rock, birthday parties and free Saturday Demo’s have been keeping us on our toes.
Each Saturday for the month of May, Darlene Colpitts will be presenting the ancient art of Japanese braiding which is called “KUMIHIMO”. Kumihimo means to gather threads – wikipedia.
Darlene will be putting on a “Free” Kumihimo demonstration between 1:00 and 3:00 pm each Saturday in the month of May. You will be surprised at how easy it is to maneuver the cord and start making your very own kumihimo braid. There are so many uses for the braid and jewelry is one of them. Embellishing your beautiful braid for necklaces, bracelets and tie belts are just a few of the many uses. One of my favorites is a gold colour celtic knot sewn on a black t-shirt, turning an inexpensive top into a stylish designer piece.
Kumi is worked on a disk, using a variety of cords and fibres. From basic “kumi” to a beaded braid, it’s fun, it’s fast to work up and it’s addictive. You can throw it into your purse and practically do it anywhere. Great pastime with amazing results!
Beading Babes of Durham will continue to meet Wed., May 8th from 7 – 9 pm and Sun., May 12th from 2 – 4 pm (project will be kumihimo basics bracelet with charm)
Wed., May 22nd from 7 – 9 pm and Sun., May 26th 2 – 4 pm (project will be beaded kumihimo with borosilicate beads, necklace or bracelet)
A big “Thank You” to Joan Case for providing us with your passion and expertise during the Saturday “Free Chainmaille” Demo’s – Your chainmaille is truly one of a kind!
In Uncategorized on April 10, 2013 at 5:09 am
Chainmaille – by Joan Case
April is all about Chainmaille at Bead Rock Store/Studio – We will be holding “Free Demo’s” on Saturday, April 13, 20, 27, 2013 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm. Introducing you to the amazing world of Chainmaille (also spelt Chainmail).
Joan Case who will be giving the demonstration has perfected the Art of Chainmaille. Her enthusiasm for this medieval art of linking various size rings (known as jumprings) together to form a design and pattern, turning it into wonderful jewelry has become contagious. Truly captivating as you watch Joan turn a heap of rings into a masterpiece.
Note: Beading Babes of Durham will be learning the Love Knot on the Wed., April 10th class (Sun. April 14)
Wed., April 24th will be the 1/2 persion pattern – (Sun. May 5)
Creativity is endless with chainmaille!