Design Principles for Kumihimo Jewelry
with Adrienne Gaskell
Immerse yourself in this opportunity to experience a three-day jewelry-making retreat, to study under Adrienne Gaskell in the unique and creative town of Asheville, North Carolina. Prepare to refresh your creative spirit.
You will spend quality time in a comfortable studio classroom focused on mastering kumihimo beaded and fiber braids on the marudai, as well as learning jewelry design theory. You’ll share delicious lunches daily with Adrienne and fellow classmates, then relax and unwind at the Welcome Social and Instructor Showcase. The retreat will wrap up with a Group Photo Session after class to celebrate your accomplishments and provide lasting memories of our time together in Asheville.
This class will allow you to direct your course of study depending on your skill level and project goals. Adrienne will provide time to work on projects as well, but the focus is not on completing the project but in mastering the skills. Adrienne will also share inspirational tips for creating award-winning jewelry.
This course is open to students who are proficient using a Marudai with beads and who are ready to be guided in both group and individual sessions by a master instructor.
- Kumihimo beaded and fiber braids on the Marudai
- Step-by-step review of the principles of jewelry design theory
- Skills and application of design theory
- The ability to create pieces that truly reflect your personal style
- Inspirational tips to stay connected to your work
Did you know?
Adrienne is the current president of the American Kumihimo Society. She teaches kumihimo workshops in the United States and Japan.