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By Keiko Kubo

Keiko's new angle to ikebana, the japanese artwork of flower arranging, combines conventional innovations with glossy tastes. Her influences—which variety from sculpture to today's Western floral styles—come jointly to create exclusive preparations which are actual and attention-grabbing, easy and swish, and attainable for someone to accomplish. This e-book offers step by step directions for growing 20 wonderful ikebana preparations in a number styles and sizes. every one association is finished in exactly 3 basic steps and makes use of easy-to-find floral fabrics and boxes. The publication additionally comprises an creation to the heritage of ikebana, in addition to a consultant to the elemental principles of ikebana layout and floral thoughts. feedback for locating and selecting fabrics and provides make it effortless to start.

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Using smaller rings does make this pair of earrings more challenging. 4mm) Long project Doubled Mini Japanese Cross Earrings This variation uses additional tiny sterling silver rings (the same sizes as the tiny niobium rings) to link multiple crosses together. indd 47 Japanese Cross Bracelet You don’t have to stop at linking just two components together. Keep going until you have enough for a bracelet or even a necklace! 2mm) Take the Japanese Cross weave, vary the ring size slightly and fold the weave in on itself, and you’ve got a whole new look.

With a red ring, double the brown ring you added in Step 6 and close. The new ring goes through the same 8 small rings. To visualize where the next set of large rings go, it can be helpful to lay the piece flat. Repeat Step 8 until you reach the end of your piece. The last set of large rings only go through 2 hanging rings from Row 1. At the end of your piece you should have 4 small hanging rings (2 from each row). You could attach the clasp directly onto the last set of rings from either row; however, the piece may look lopsided because the clasp is not centered.

The lime rings should alternate with the midnight blue rings within a single unit. The next “argyle sock” unit over will be a mirror image of the first. This is how the zigzag effect is achieved. Add 2 lime rings (instead of 4) to the end unit. Stage 3: Weave the Outer Rows 6 Close 48 tiny inner rings (silver) and 44 tiny connector rings (for this pattern, also silver). Your first ring will go through the first 4 hanging rings, just like the regular Japanese Lace (see page 54, Step 6). With a new medium ring, scoop up 2 inner (silver) color rings and go through those first 4 hanging rings.

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