Create beautiful wire jewelry with a traditional Japanese braiding technique. In this book, Giovanna Imperia offers a fresh twist on this time-honored technique, adapting it to create stunning, contemporary wire jewelry. In addition to a concise history of kumihimo and an overview of its essential materials, tools and techniques, readers will learn the basics of this braiding method, plus how to create 20 striking projects, all supported with detailed, step-by-step instructions and illustrations. This comprehensive book, which also includes pieces by prominent kumihimo jewelry artists from around the world, will inspire jewelry makers, beaders and wireworkers at all skill levels to take their craft in a vibrant new direction. Published by Ptter Craft, New York. Paperback, 144 pages.