Jade Dragon Kumihimo Bracelet

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PROJECT B2400
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Like the scales of a shimmering dragon, this Kumihimo bracelet is a green and gold spiral of Miyuki Long Magatama beads.
Instructions
You will also need a scrap of wire or toothpick for this project.
  1. To begin this project, please watch the video on How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo with Long Magatama Beads. This video shows how to make the braid portion of this bracelet. If you have never done Kumihimo before, please watch How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo and Make a Bracelet. This second video will show you how to load your beads onto your bobbins, set up your threads, and get started.
  2. For this bracelet, cut 8 lengths of Super-Lon cord 5 feet each. Tie their ends together into an overhand knot. Onto 7 of the strands, string 28 Green Long Magatama beads and wind the thread and beads onto a bobbin. On to the last strand string 28 Gold Long Magatama beads and wind the thread and beads onto a bobbin.
  3. Thread your knot through the hole in the middle of your Kumihimo disc and attach a weight.
  4. Line your strands up on the Kumihimo disc so that each strand is on either side of the dots as seen in the video. It does not matter where you place your gold strand.
  5. Following what you learned in the videos, braid 1/4" without any beads. Next braid 6.5" using your Long Magatamas. The clasp and cord end caps will add about 1.75" so keep this in mind. Braid with the beads until you reach your desired length. Please note that due to the thickness of the braid, your finished bracelet will be 8.5" clasp end to clasp end, stretched out but measure 6.5" on a mandrel. After you are happy with how long it is, braid another 1/4" without beads.
  6. Please watch the video on How to Tie Off and Finish Kumihimo Braid Ends. From what you learned in the video, glue your barrel cord ends to each side of the braid using E6000 glue.
  7. To attach your clasp, open an oval jump ring and link it to one of the cord ends as well as one half of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Go to the other side of the necklace and repeat this step.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • KMG-038 - Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Transparent Green Luster (8.5 Grams)
    Project uses 3 Tubes. You will need 3 packages.

  • KMG-067 - Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Duracoat Galvanized Gold (8.5 Grams)
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1755 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1608 - BeadSmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12mm, Fits 6.5mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3916 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4240 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Green / 77 Yard Spool
    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-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6103 - 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 St. Patrick's Day
Ingredients KMG-038, KMG-067, FCL-1755, FCR-1608, FJR-3916, XCR-4240, XTL-1054,

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.
Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Transparent Green Luster (8.5 Grams)
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.65 / Package | SKU: KMG-038
Miyuki Long Magatama Seed Beads 4x7mm - Duracoat Galvanized Gold (8.5 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: KMG-067
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Craftsman Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-1755
BeadSmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12mm, Fits 6.5mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1608
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings Oval 4x6mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-3916
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Green / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.29 / Package | SKU: XCR-4240
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.32 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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