Ballet Pinks Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B2448
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Color blocking is a fun way to use multiple colors in Kumihimo without having to spiral them. The hardest part is choosing your favorite colors!
Instructions
These instructions will give you a bracelet that is approximately 8 to 8.5 inches. For a longer or short bracelet adjust the number of beads. Note that the clasp will add about an inch. You will also need a toothpick or scrap of wire for this project.
  1. Begin by watching our video: How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo and Make a Bracelet.
  2. Then cut four stands of cord, 8 feet each. Fold in half and tie an overhand knot.
  3. Place the cords in the disc as shown in the video and add your weight.
  4. Please watch our video: How to Create a Color Block Pattern in Kumihimo + Sizing Tips! You will then add the beads to each of the 8 strands and wind them around the bobbins. To each strand add 17 ivory, 17 ballerina, and 17 rose beads.
  5. Begin the braid by braiding 1 inch of cord before adding the braids. Then continue braiding, adding the beads as seen in the video and finish with 1 inch of braiding without beads, same as you did at the beginning.
  6. Carefully take the braid off of the disc, trim the bobbins off and tie an overhand knot.
  7. To see how to finish with the magnetic clasp please watch our video: How to Finish a Kumihimo Braid to Fit into a Larger Clasp or Cord End. Take a length of super-lon cord and tie an overhand knot over the braided portion of the end of the Kumihimo without the beads. Tie a second overhand knot to secure. Then take the tails and wrap around the braided portion to bulk up the tail end. When it is the right bulk to fit in the well of the clasp, tie another knot to secure and trim the ends with your scissors.
  8. Trim the end of the braided portion so it fits inside the well of the cord end. Using a toothpick or scrap of wire, add a dab of E6000 to the well. Place the end of the braid into the cord end. Set aside. Move to the other end of the bracelet and repeat the above steps.
  9. Allow to dry unclasped for at least 24 hours before wearing for maximum bond.
Please note that the size of your braid can vary due to the tension on the braid. If it is too loose it will be longer. The tighter the braid the shorter it will be.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-4326 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size #18 Twisted Nylon - Rose Pink / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 32 Feet. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-9592 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #9592 Ivory Ceylon
    Project uses 136 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-94466 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #94466 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Ballerina
    Project uses 136 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • DMRR-94238 - Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #94238 Duracoat Silver Lined Dusty Rose
    Project uses 136 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4246 - Magnetic Clasp, Tube Cord Ends Fits 6.2mm Cord, 1 Set, Silver Plated
    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-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 Valentine's Day, Spring, Mother's Day, Easter
Ingredients XCR-4326, DMRR-9592, DMRR-94466, DMRR-94238, FCR-4246, 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 - Rose Pink / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: XCR-4326
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #9592 Ivory Ceylon
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.42 / Package | SKU: DMRR-9592
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #94466 Duracoat Opaque Dyed Ballerina
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.15 / Package | SKU: DMRR-94466
Miyuki Round Seed Beads, 8/0, 22 Gram Tube, #94238 Duracoat Silver Lined Dusty Rose
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$4.75 / Package | SKU: DMRR-94238
Magnetic Clasp, Tube Cord Ends Fits 6.2mm Cord, 1 Set, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-4246
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:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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