Chino Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B2382
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
A sliding bail with a lotus charm turns an ordinary Kumihimo braid into a unique charm bracelet featuring the Finishing Touches Collection by TierraCast.
Instructions
These instructions will give you an 7 inch bracelet. To modify the length, adjust the length of the braided portion accordingly. Note: You will also need some tape and a toothpick or scrap of wire for this project.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Make a Simple 8-Warp Kumihimo Braid Bracelet. In this video you will learn how to do a 8 Strand Kumihimo Bracelet. From what you learned in the video, take the four colors and cut them in half so you have: 2 blue, 2 brown, 2 light blue and 2 white.
  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 blue cords in between 32 and 1 notch and the 24 and 25 notch.
  4. Place the brown cords in between 31 and 32 notch and the 23 and 24 notch.
  5. Place the light blue cords in between 7 and 8 notch and the 15 and 16 notch.
  6. Place the white cords in between 8 and 9 notch and the 16 and 17 notch.
  7. Attach your weight to the knot after you have positioned your cords. Begin the braiding as shown on in the video.
  8. Continue braiding until you have reached your desired length.
  9. Next, please watch our video: How to Add a Large Hole Bail to a Kumihimo Braid. In this video you will see how to finish off this bracelet and add the charm and bail.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCO-9388 - Slider Bail, Roped Round 16mm, Fits 8mm Cord, Brass Oxide Finish, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4262 - Cord End, Roped Dome 12.5mm, Fits 5mm Cord, Brass Oxide Finish, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7232 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Large Beaded Toggle Clasp 16.5mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-170 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Open Lotus Design 13x14mm, 2 Pieces, Brass Oxide Finish
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3012 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Chino Mix Tan/Blue 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    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:
  • PL5510 - Tronex Tools, Smooth Bent Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • PL5130 - Tronex Tools, Short Chain Nose Pliers with Standard Handle and Tip Protector 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6108 - No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 2 1/2 Inch (8 Pack)
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Boho, Autumn
Ingredients FCO-9388, FCR-4262, FCL-7232, PND-170, FJR-5471, XCR-3012, 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.
Slider Bail, Roped Round 16mm, Fits 8mm Cord, Brass Oxide Finish, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.63 / Package | SKU: FCO-9388
Cord End, Roped Dome 12.5mm, Fits 5mm Cord, Brass Oxide Finish, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FCR-4262
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Large Beaded Toggle Clasp 16.5mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.06 / Package | SKU: FCL-7232
TierraCast Pewter Charms, Open Lotus Design 13x14mm, 2 Pieces, Brass Oxide Finish
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$1.43 / Package | SKU: PND-170
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Chino Mix Tan/Blue 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 12 yards (3 yards Per Color).
$5.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-3012
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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