In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armour to prayer scrolls. In this book, innovative jewellery artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honoured technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewellery.
In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools, and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 projects that include: stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces. All projects include step-by-step instructions and illustrations.
This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewellery artists from around the world, will inspire jewellery makers of all skill levels.