Marilyn Clayton works predominantly with gemstones and uses various methods of wrapping, weaving and connecting the jewellery she makes.
Marilyn likes to have the stones and beads she is working with dictate the medium used. Kumihimo is a versatile system of weaving using cording, thread, wire, etc alone or using beads. Marilyn is seen working the kumihimo in sterling silver and rose gold filled wire to make a flat braided bracelet to go with the ametrine necklace, also pictured.
Here are some pictures of various applications for kumi. The possibilities are endless.
Drop by the gallery and see how it’s done!
Marilyn will be in the gallery next on the 13th & 14th of July.
Marilyn, you do a great job with Kumihimo and the final pieces are beautiful!