Twenty one projects. Affordable, portable, and fun for all ages.Using a ;Kumihimo' foam braiding wheel and a few inexpensive supplies, anyone can create cords in a rainbow of colors and textures. From fuzzy to fine, sumptuous to soft, cords take on a whole new life when transformed into gorgeous jewelry.
24 Braided and Beaded Jewelry Projects on the Kumihimo Disk
Author: Rebecca Combs
Publisher: Kalmbach Books
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Kumihimo Basics & Beyond presents techniques for creating all-cord braids and beaded braids, then teaches beaders how to transform them into finished jewelry. Short demonstrations of the key techniques needed for each project are presented in easy-to-grasp portions, allowing beaders to learn and practice as they go. Rebecca Combs demystifies tricky “kumihimo math” by providing detailed supply lists for each project in the book, plus teaches beaders how to calculate the amount of fiber and how many beads they’ll need for their future kumihimo projects.
Production, Properties, Mechanics, and Technical Applications
Author: Sohel Rana
Publisher: CRC Press
Category: Technology & Engineering
Braiding is a very old textile manufacturing technology that traditionally has been used to produce items like ropes, shoe laces, and cables. Recently, braiding has gained attention in the medical, aerospace, transportation, and civil engineering communities, among others, due to its ability to produce structures that can fulfill the explicit demands imposed by these technical sectors. Braided Structures and Composites: Production, Properties, Mechanics, and Technical Applications provides a single source of cutting-edge information on braiding and its applications. Featuring chapters authored by leading experts in their respective fields, this first-of-its-kind book: Explains the basic principles of braiding technology for industrial textiles, composites, and products Identifies the key parameters that influence the braiding process and its produced structures Shows how to control these parameters to achieve the desired material characteristics Discusses braided structure modeling and analysis techniques and software tools Describes various application requirements and their design solutions Braided Structures and Composites: Production, Properties, Mechanics, and Technical Applications supplies a critical understanding of braiding from concept to product design and application. This book is vital to the development of multifunctional products with highly specific features using braiding technology.
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