The Delaware Valley Bead Society (DVBS) will sponsor Pat Rinderle’s “Kumihimo Earrings” on Tuesday, November 21, 2017, at 7pm in the Café of the Hunterdon County Senior Center, 4 Gauntt Place - Building #1, Flemington, NJ. The program is free and open to the public, but non-members must pre-register.
Kumihimo (KOO mee HEE moe) is an ancient Japanese form of braiding, used functionally and decoratively by samurai warriors.
Originally created as a form of finger braiding using ribbons and cords, notched disk-like tools were later employed to enable braids to be made more quickly. In today’s beading world, kumihimo is used to create beautiful braided and beaded jewelry using a foam disk, cords, fibers or strong nylon thread and, of course, beads. In this program, Rinderle will show us how to make kumihimo earrings. Kits containing written instructions, beads, S-lon beading cord, sterling silver ear wires and silver plated bead caps will be available for purchase ($5). The kits contain 3 colorways: aqua, silver and pearl; lavender, silver and pearl; and black, silver and pearl. Discs are not included in the kits but will be available for purchase ($2). Participants should bring their kumihimo discs (if they have them), a beading mat and scissors. Join us and learn about an ancient art and, if you choose, get started creating something beautiful!
Rinderle is a member of the DVBS and has previously taught a basic Kumihimo class. She will present her program during the two-hour DVBS meeting. To register, e-mail your name, address and phone number to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (908) 246-1231.