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Toni's Treasure Kumi Bracelet

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Instructor: Maggie Thompson
Maggie Thompson is a self-taught jewelry designer who began designing with seed beads as a hobby 25 years ago. Eight years ago she turned this passion into a business, Maggie T Designs. Her Etsy shop, http://www.MaggieTDesigns.etsy.com features her many designs sold as both kits and tutorials. She is also the inventor of “The Traveller”, a portable kumihimo stand, available for sale in her shop. In the last 3 years she’s written 3 ebooks and a webinar for Interweave Press/F&W Media, publishers of Beadwork Magazine, showcasing her specialty of Japanese Kumihimo braiding. Maggie teaches classes and is employed at Beadville USA in Chaska, MN ( http://www.beadvillechaska.com) where both her kits and kumihimo stands are available. In February 2017 Interweave featured her necklace/bracelet combo piece “Kumihimo Three Ways” as a kit - offered with “The Traveller” kumi stand included. Both sold out and are now being offered again as of April 2018. Her “Kumi 3 Ways” necklace was the cover photo for the April/May 2018 Beadwork issue. Maggie is a past Board member and current member of the Upper Midwest Bead Society, a Minneapolis, MN based organization founded by Diane Fitzgerald in 1987.

Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees:
$85 » workshop fee
$40 » kit fee

The Toni’s Treasure bracelet combines the basic 8 cord spiral kumihimo braid with basic bead weaving techniques to create a truly unique design. The kumihimo braid includes 2-hole Super Duos which provide the foundation for this design, while the Swarovski bicones provide the sparkly “icing on the cake”!
Skill Level: This class is an advanced beginner level. Students should be familiar with the basic 8 cord spiral kumihimo braid and the necessary equipment as well as basic bead weaving techniques.
Costs: $85 class fee + $40 kit fee
Length: 3 hours
Supplies: 160” Super lon med weight cord; 266-8° seed beads (8 gr); 38-Super Duos®; 1 gr-11° seed beads; 40-4mm Swarovski bicones; 2-22ga 6mm oval jump rings; 2-5x4mm glue-in endcaps (ID 3mm); 1-3 ring 15x20mm magnetic clasp; 4-wire guardians; #11 beading needle; 2 yds-8 lb Fireline®
Tools: 6” round foam kumihimo disk; 50 gr weight; 8-2 ½” bobbins; thread burner; super glue gel; scissors; chain nose pliers; Big Eye needle

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