The Bead Spinner can be a very helpful tool once you get the hang of it. In this class you’ll learn all the tips & tricks and will soon be bead spinning like a pro.
Level 1: Kumihimo 101 is the prerequisite for this course. If you haven’t completed Kumihimo 101 at Design & Adorn you should be able to complete all of the skills taught in that class before enrolling in Kumihimo Beaded Rope.
Techniques Learned: Using a bead spinner to string seed beads. Making a kumihimo beaded rope in which each of the 8 warps carries seed beads.
Length of Class: 2 Hours
What Will I Actually Make in Class? Bead spinning is a bit tricky at first, but you’ll love it once you get the hang of it. We’ll spend the first hour of class learning to use the bead spinner by stringing all of the beads for our necklace. After that we’ll start braiding. Most students will finish at least 4-6″ of beaded braid.
- Round Kumihimo Disk
- 8 Weighted Bobbins
- 1 Center Weight (Gator Weight Lite)
- 30 grams Size 8/0 Japanese Seed beads
- Superlon Bead Cord – Size 18
- Focal Bead with 10mm Hole or 10mm Bail (optional)
- 8mm Endcaps
- Jumprings & Clasp if not using magnetic endcaps
- E6000 Glue
- Other things you’ll need that you can borrow during class:
- Bead Spinner
- Bead Spinner Needle
- Fuzzy Beading Mat