Candy Cane Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B2440
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
You can almost smell the peppermint with this spiraling candy cane style Kumihimo braided bracelet featuring Swarvoski crystal bicones.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a 6.5" inch bracelet around a mandrel. To modify the length, adjust the length of the braided portion accordingly by adding or subtracting additional seed beads to each strand and each side. Note: You will also need some tape and a toothpick or scrap of wire for this project.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo and Make a Bracelet. In this video you will learn how to do a 8 Strand Kumihimo Bracelet. From what you learned in the video you will cut 4 strands 4 feet in length each of red cord and 4 strands 4 feet in length each of white cord.
  2. Gather all 8 cord ends and tie a simple overhand knot tying them all together. Holding the board facing up, thread this knot through the center hole.
  3. Place the red cords to the left and right of the 32 dot as well as to the left and right of the 16 dot. You will then want to place the white cords to the left and right of the 24 dot and to the left and right of the 8 dot. Attach your weight to the knot after you have positioned your cords.
  4. Now string 14 white seed beads, 12 white bicones, and 14 white seed beads on to each of the white cords.
  5. Now string 14 red seed beads, 12 red bicones, and 14 red seed beads on to each of the red cords.
  6. Begin the braiding as shown on in the video. Braid about one inch of cord before you begin adding the beads.
  7. Continue braiding until you have added all of your beads, or reached your desired length. Then continue braiding and finish with 1 inch of braiding without beads, same as you did at the beginning.
  8. Carefully take the braid off of the disc, trim the bobbins off and tie an overhand knot.
  9. Finish off the bracelet with tape and glue as seen in the above video. Allow the bracelet to dry overnight, unclasped for maximum bond.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4248 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 16 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4245 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Shanghai Red / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 16 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • SWBI-14069 - Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, White Alabaster
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • SWBI-1485 - Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Siam
    Project uses 48 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • DMRR-0408 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #408 Opaque Red
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-0402F - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #402F Matte Opaque White
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4227 - Silver Plated Magnetic Tube Cord Ends/Clasps - Fits Up To 3.2mm Cord (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6113 - Kumihimo Round Mini Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording
  • XTL-6103 - The Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients XCR-4248, XCR-4245, SWBI-14069, SWBI-1485, DMRR-0408, DMRR-0402F, FCR-4227, XTL-1054,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-4248
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Shanghai Red / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.42 / Package | SKU: XCR-4245
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, White Alabaster
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.95 / Package | SKU: SWBI-14069
Swarovski Crystal, #5328 Bicone Beads 4mm, 24 Pieces, Light Siam
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 24 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: SWBI-1485
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #408 Opaque Red
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0408
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 11/0 Size, 8.5 Gram Tube, #402F Matte Opaque White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8.5 Gram Tube.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: DMRR-0402F
Silver Plated Magnetic Tube Cord Ends/Clasps - Fits Up To 3.2mm Cord (4 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$4.49 / Package | SKU: FCR-4227
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.88 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$9.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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