Rebecca Ann Combs has always had a passion for creating and teaching. She is the founder of Design & Adorn Beading Studio and has been teaching a variety of jewelry making classes here since 2008. Her specialty is kumihimo jewelry, which she creates using both the foam disk as well as the more traditional wooden marudai. In addition to the courses she teaches at Design & Adorn, she leads workshops at national & international conventions such as the Bead & Button Show, American Kumihimo Society Gathering, and the International Braid Society Conference.

She is the author of two best-selling books Kumihimo Basics and Beyond and Kumihimo Jewelry Simplified.

She is also the author of Kumihimo Design:  Mastering Composition & Color which is available to students of her multi-day design retreats.


In this short video Rebecca answers the question, “What is kumihimo?”