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Baby Takadai™ Now Available

Only a few left in stock! Back in late 2020, in the midst of COVID, the first Baby Takadai™ was born. I designed this new piece of braiding equipment to be used as a tabletop version of a full scale t...

Kumi-U Club – Changes for 2022

2021 was a great year for Kumi-U members. Every Wednesday Adrienne hosted Zoom meetings on a variety of kumihimo topics. These meetings featured live demonstrations, guest hosts and lively Q&A ses...

Using Gemstones in Kumihimo

Gemstone beads elevate your beaded kumihimo designs to the realm of sophisticated jewelry. However, it can also be difficult to use gemstones in braids. Large center drilled beads in general pose a lo...

Organize and Get Creative

I think of myself as fairly organized, even possibly a little O.C.D., but, wow, I’ve learned a lot from social media about how to make the most out of the space you have.  Marie Kondo also had some gr...

New Bead Storage Containers

I have taken some of my at home time during COVID to do a lot of organizing and de-stashing. Its been a great lesson in what works and what doesn’t. During the process I’ve found a lot of ...

Kumihimo Wednesdays

Wednesday evenings at 7pm ET Adrienne hosts a live Zoom meeting and shares topics of interest to kumihimo enthusiasts of all levels of experience.  Learn Adrienne’s innovative techniques and tip...

Project Tutorials Now Available

Exclusive project patterns as well as ones that have been featured in Bead & Button and Beadwork Magazines will be released throughout the year.  Most of the tutorials that were previously feature...

Origin Story – Gaskell & Shankey Jewelry

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 ...