Fill the Gap – a 7 Cord Beaded Bracelet

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Instructor: Sally Battis
Sally Battis – I have been crafting most of my life. Once I retired from my full time job, beading (Kumihimo mostly) has been my thing. I have an online store where I make and sell Kumihimo bead kits. I fell in love with a 7 cord braid called Fill the Gap a few years ago. I created a 7 cord template that sits on top of your Kumihimo braiding disk which makes all the difference in braiding ease. I am also the creator and admin of a Facebook group called Kumihimo Supplies Tutorials where we can post Kumihimo related supplies (kits) and patterns.

Skill Levels: All
Dates/Times: February 9, from 2:00pm to 5:00pm
Fees: $50 » Class Fee- Kits are $35 Kits, will include the braiding disk, 7 cord template, beads, cord and clasp. Additional kits of just beads and cord are $25

Class is for a beaded bracelet of 7 different beads. There will be many different kits to choose from. Students will learn how to load and braid a beaded bracelet using only 7 cords as compared with the normal 8 cord Kumihimo round braid (Kongo Gumi). The finished braid looks very much like a kumihimo braid, but is much easier to braid.
Students can bring their own beading mat, but I will have some available for those who do not have one. They also can use braiding weights that I will have on hand. If they do not finish the braid before the end of class they will be shown how to attach the clasp. If they attach the clasp at home they will need E-6000 or Crazy Glue to hold the crimp style clasp securely.

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