Hira-Genji Leather Bracelet
Wednesday, June 6th, 6-9pm
Hira-genji is a traditional flat braid done on the marudai, often used for obi-jime (the belts used to tie Kimono). This version uses leather cord to create a cool bracelet that can be as thin or wide as you wish, with a colorful design. It can be made delicate for girls or masculine for guys by varying the width of the bracelet and the thickness of it’s components.
This class will be taught using the foam plate. For a bracelet, that makes the project quite easy to set up and portable. I will have a variety of leather cord from .5mm up to 2mm to choose from. Your kit will include a braiding plate, cord for the project, and choice of different types of magnetic clasps.
Interested? Visit the Bead and Button registration page to sign up. The bracelet kit includes a clasp, square brading plate, and options for leather. I’ll communicate with students prior to the class with color options and styles so that we can get right to braiding! Hope to see you in Milwaukee!