Off-Balance Kongoh Gumi by Adrienne Gaskell Introductory Offer - Just $39 - Class size is limited Kongoh Gumi (Round Braid) is often the first braid students learn. This 12 tama adaptation of the braid creates a wonderful curly spiral. Adrienne’s variation incorporates sparkly bling along the ridge, perfect for fun
Once upon a time there were two jewelers - Maureen Shankey and Adrienne Gaskell. They met nearly 20 years ago when Adrienne was stalking Maureen at a local art show - of course it was at an art show! Maureen was the brainy professor with all the degrees, an MFA
Cores are most often used to prevent a beaded braid from collapsing. A braid may collapse when the inside of the braid forms too large of a hollow space. A core is used to fill that hollow space and keep the braid round. A 2-drop kongoh beaded braid may develop
2-part epoxy is the only glue that makes a permanent bond and it is the only glue that I recommend for all glue on clasps. Epoxy forms a secure bond between the clasp and the braid even when there is a small amount of empty space in the clasp end.
I have been searching the globe for quality products that every braider should have in their toolbox. Some of my favorites include: Cord Zap – New from Beadsmith, extra strong for heavier cords. The hottest Thread Zapper on the market! Cuts and cauterizes synthetic cords and threads.
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