It has been a very busy week or so for me because on Thursday my new DVD was launched on Jewellery Maker. It has been titled Micro Kumihimo to differentiate it from other kumihimo DVDs and it concentrates on making more delicate and intricate jewellery using kumihimo braiding techniques. The materials are finer cords and smaller gemstones, with a few metal seed beads thrown in for good measure! My aim was to demonstrate the skills and tricks necessary to achieve good tension, resulting in firm, smooth braids. I explain how to use the kumihimo disk and how to create intricate surface patterns before moving on to two different bracelet designs, a necklace and a lariat. For each design I show an alternative, to show how easy it is to adapt designs to create your own individual look. It is suitable for beginners, but at the same time those more experienced in kumihimo will find that there is plenty to inspire them. All that for £4.95? What a bargain! There are still some available here.
The launch was very exciting because the DVD simply flew out! I was told that it was by far the best selling DVD this year! If you would like to see the show, click here.