By Giovanna Imperia. Email us for corrections. Availability: In stock. $ Qty: 1 . 1; 2; 5; 10; 25; Add to Cart. Yarns. Metallics · Active Yarns · Plastic Yarns. In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to. Read “Kumihimo Wire Jewelry Essential Techniques and 20 Jewelry Projects for the Japanese Art of Braiding” by Giovanna Imperia with Rakuten Kobo.
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A former artist-in-residence at the Houston Center for Contemporary Craft, she has been teaching kumihimo workshops since She posts information about her classes and workshops at giovannaimperiadesigns. Would you like to jeweelry us about a lower price?
If you are a seller for this product, would you like to suggest updates through seller support? In ancient Japan, beautiful yet functional cords made with the traditional braiding art of kumihimo adorned everything from kimonos to samurai armor to prayer scrolls. In Kumihimo Wire Jewelry, innovative jewelry artist Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning wire jewelry.
In addition jewely 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 striking projects–stylish bracelets, rings, earrings, and necklaces–all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders, and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction.
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Showing of 72 reviews. Top Reviews Most recent Top Reviews. There was a problem filtering reviews right now. Please try again later. Caddis Nymph, Western Massachusetts. There is no argument about the inspiring nature of this book. But the instructions are full of errors. For example, in the set of three red silk and gold wire bracelets, two of the three braiding instructions are wrong, as is the estimate for how long to cut your materials for the three, which are all braided on one warp.
Furthermore, the finishing instructions are very vague: The publisher has no errata sheet.
The author’s website offers corrections, but doesn’t respond when contacted. What makes for a good “how to” art book is that it has clear instructions for how complete specific base projects. What makes a GREAT “how to” art book is that it does all of that, PLUS it introduces skills that help other creative artists form their own relationship with the materials. Not only are Gioviana’s instructions clear, but she guides you through a learning process that helps you to see how the materials work and enables you to create your own relationship with the process and materials.
If you are advanced in your creative process, but new to kumihimo this is a great starter book. She works through basic weaves first, THEN introduces the same work in metal If, however,you are looking to make simple projects that yield beautiful results quickly, you might be disappointed.
This is a book from an artist who seems to be interested in introducing those inclined to beginning their journey with new materials and processes. She also has clearly defined projects to complete, but the interesting thing is that all of these projects build your skills and relationship to the work so that you may create your own work afterward.
No dead ends here Kindle Edition Verified Purchase. This is a great book for me. It may not appeal to everyone or to those who are just learning to do Kumihimo.
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My interest is mainly learning how to make the wider bands that are in the book. I have some other ideas in mind for the wider bands and some of the smaller ones than just jewelry or the typical cords and things that Kumihimo kumiuimo are made for. I would recommend this book for probably someone who is a little more experienced than a beginner.
But then everyone has their own level and speed of learning. I still consider myself a beginner, but I just couldn’t resist this beautiful book. Overall it is a very nice book and to help understand some of the moves on the Maru-dai or a Kumihimo disk, watch some of the people manipulating the cords on Kumihijo. That seems to help me understand things better that may not be so clear in a book.
I do google the names of some of the cords that are in my books and then look for a clearer explanation imleria video to help me see what has gy be done to get the look of the cord or project I am working on if I can’t quite understand a book explanation or direction. I kuminimo been doing kumihimo for years, with fibers, and am also a jewelery maker who uses various media.
I have read about and seen Giovanna’s work online and always wanted to take one of her workshops.
Well, this book, which arrived today although I ordered it last summer, was well worth the wait!!!! She is an incredible artist and this book is a must have reference for anyone wishing to work in kumihimo with wire. Her techniques are clearly illustrated in this book; the projects look fantastic, and this is the first time I have seen kumihimo taken to this artistic of a level. In most circles, this technique is practiced more as a craft; pretty but not out of the box. Giovanna gives solid instruction on the various braiding techniques possible with both the round and the square disk that in itself is a rare treat!
Her examples look completely professional in execution and finishing and she gives clear instructions on how to accomplish that yourself. This is the most exciting book on jewelery making I’ve seen in ages!! Kumihimo is the ancient Japanese art of braiding. I have done kumihimo before with various strings, ribbons and yarns and have come up with some great results.
This book takes this art form to a whole other level using wire. Doing Kumihimo with wire is a bit trickier of course, but CAN be done. The instructions in the book are very clear and accompanied by tons of illustrations and photos.
This book is appropriate for all skill levels. There are simple, basic designs great for the beginner and there are more complicated designs for the advanced braider. There are 20 designs in the book. Kumihimo is a great art form and does not require a lot of tools and supplies, making it an ideal “on the road” craft to take with you when you go on vacation. The rest of the projects in the book are beautiful as well, but the one on the cover is still my favorite. This is a good book with some great looking projects, but the instructions are fare from being clear.
I read a d re-read and studied the diagrams and still am having problems following along. They seem to skip details that are very important to making the project a success.
I would suggest that a buyer have a decent immperia of proficiency at Kumihimo before purchasing gkovanna book. I enjoy Kumihimo, but seeing it worked this beautifully, and with wire, is absolutely stunning. This artist is truly gifted. One person found this helpful. Such pretty and unusual pieces are in this book.
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