Bead Society of Cape Cod

New Location as of April, 2016! The Bead Society of Cape Cod meets the third Thursday of every month at the Cultural Center of Cape Cod on 307 Old Main Street, South Yarmouth, MA 02664. Come for the social hour at 6:15pm, formal meetings begin at 7pm sharp. $6 per meeting for non-members, $40 purchases a year's membership. For more information, please contact us at or write us at P.O.Box 104, South Dennis MA, 02660.

Wednesday, August 09, 2017

Our next meeting is Thursday, August 17th, Kumihimo for Beginners (or Kumihimo refresher). The very talented Lynn Hahn will be teaching. This is a great opportunity to acquire or practice your kumihimo skills, especially if you're thinking of attending the kumihimo weekend in September.

August 17th Supply List - Kumihimo bracelet

Kumihimo disk
8 bobbins
4mm Swarovski crystals - 100
Miyuki 3mm color-lined drops – 2 tubes
Size 8 seed beads – 1 tube
small clip or snap
medium twisted big eye needle (from Michaels)
shank button no larger than ¾” or toggle clasp & 2 6mm jump rings
T-135 C-Lon cord (I will have a variety of colors with me, so don’t stress over this one)
G-S Hypo Cement
Bead mat

You can substitute almost any 4mm bead for the Swarovski crystals. Czech crystals, Preciosa crystals, pearls or druks, all will fit into the pattern. Your bracelet will just have a different ‘look’ than the ones with the crystals.

If you use 6x4mm Czech drops they will stick out from the braid, so your bracelet will have little bumps all over. Again, they work, but the look is different.

Kathy Taylor has the recommended drops at her shop. C-Lon cord is available from Lynn Hahn and also weights.

If you plan to string your beads at the meeting after buying the cord, I recommend showing up early and pre-counting your beads. Hope to see you there!


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