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Michigan League of Handweavers Conference & Workshops 2017


Sunday June 4, 2017 9 to 11 am


#205 - Fiber Jewelry  -  Jeanne Norman Sarna  Class Size: 15


When metals and gem stones prices started going through the roof we started to see more fiber jewelry as an alternative. Jeanne Norman Sarna will share her passion for all kinds of fiber jewelry in this presentation-style 2-hour seminar. During this seminar we will view state of the art images and discuss many samples of fiber jewelry. Many of us have taken classes and workshops in addition to having a lifetime of fiber skills that can be easily redirected to make unique fiber jewelry. Simply adding a few jewelry finishing techniques will help make your pieces have that professional look. This seminar will inspire you to look at fiber jewelry in a new very doable way. A PowerPoint presentation with fiber jewelry samples will be shown.



Kumihimo Japanese Braiding – Jeanne Norman Sarna


Kumihimo Braiding has been practiced for over 5 thousand years by many cultures. The Japanese have developed over two thousand different braid structures, each of them have thousands of variations. This workshop will focus on the eight-element, round Kongo Gumi braid. Learn the basics of working in the Japanese style, using a modern foam disk.

The beginning project will be to make a bracelet, starting with how to make the braid. Once the braiding is mastered, learn to add beads in pattern & finish with professional jewelry techniques. Next, learn about variations of the Kongo Gumi braid. A few simple changes will produce a unique braid.

Start a second project, your choice: bracelet, necklace, dog leash, cords for a mixed media project or make anything out of the braid; it will be up to you. Kumihimo is very addictive, you will now have the skills to do a variety of projects. Limit: 12.

Instructor: Jeanne Norman Sarna
Jeanne is an accomplished mixed media artist from Troy, MI who has taught extensively on a variety of fiber art techniques.


SUPPLY LIST: e-mail or call 248-813-8888.


SAT – JUN 10 – 9am-4:30pm
Lunch included 12-1pm; other workshop visits 4-4:30pm


FEE: $65.00



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