Blossom Wrap Bracelet

PROJECT B6004
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Intermediate
This subtle, feminine bracelet makes a great layered accessory. Although mainly composed of a soft pink pastel palette, decorative gold beads make it shimmer and sparkle.
Instructions
You will need to use some type of weight for this project. Instead of a gator weight, you can also create a weight using a binder clip and a dapping tool. You will also need 2 pieces of tape. This project is not difficult but it is time consuming. Allow yourself many hours to complete this.
  1. To start this project, unwrap the Griffin Silk Cord from each of their cards. Take all of their tails, (non-needle side) and tie a simple overhand knot about 1 inch from the end.
  2. Now it is time to place your cords onto your Kumihimo disk. Thread the knot through the hole in the middle of the disk, and attach a weight to it. Hold your Kumihimo disk so the 32 is up top and the numbers are facing you. Arrange your threads in the following position: the light pink cord between the 31 and 32. The white cord to the right of the 32 between the 32 and the 1. The pink cord between 24 and 25. The light pink cord between the 23 and 24. The pink cord between the 15 and 16. The white cord between the 16 and 17. The white cord between the 8 and 9. And finally, the pink cord between the 7 and 8.
  3. Afterwards, you'll want to string on the beads. Start off by stringing on 60 gold beads onto the light pink string between 31&32. String 60 pink beads onto the white string between the 32&1. String 60 white beads onto the pink string between 7&8. String 60 gold beads onto the white string between 8&9. String 60 pink beads onto the pink string between 15&16. String 60 light pink beads onto the white string between 16&17. String 60 white beads onto the light pink string between 23&24. Finally, string 60 light pink beads onto the pink string between 24&25.
  4. Please watch the video on How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo.
  5. Based upon what you learned in the video, braid 1/2 inch without beads, then braid the entire rest of your length with beads until you end up with approximately 12 inches of cord left on your spools. After that, braid another 1/2 inch without beads. For the beaded portion, you will need to add more beads to your Griffin Silk cord as you go. In the end, you will have a length of braided and beaded kumihimo that is approximately 26 inches long.
  6. Please watch the video on How to Tie off and Finish Kumihimo Braid Ends.
  7. From what you learned in the video, use the taping method and place tape over the non-beaded braided ends of your kumihimo braid, right up next to the beads.
  8. Once you have taped an end, cut through the tape 1/4" from the beadwork.
  9. Place a dab of E6000 glue over your cut off cord ends. Place the silver plated cone shaped hook cord end of your clasp set over the glue and one of your cords. Place the eye cord end portion onto the other. Close your clasp.
  10. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-9601 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 White
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • XCR-9611 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Lt Pink
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-9612 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Pink
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • DBM-0157 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Opaque Cream AB' DBM0157 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0207 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Salmon AB Pink DBM0207 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0042 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 'Silver Lined Gold' DBM0042 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0106 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Pink Luster DBM0106 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

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

  • FCR-4222 - 22K Gold Plated Cone Shaped Hook & Eye Cord Ends -Fits Up To 3.2mm Cord (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 Set. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6103 - Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Special Occasion
Ingredients XCR-9601, XCR-9611, XCR-9612, DBM-0157, DBM-0207, DBM-0042, DBM-0106, XTL-1054, FCR-4222,

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.
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 White
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.40 / Package | SKU: XCR-9601
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Lt Pink
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-9611
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Pink
You will need 3 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-9612
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Cream AB DBM0157
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.40 / Package | SKU: DBM-0157
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Salmon AB Pink DBM0207
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.25 / Package | SKU: DBM-0207
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Silver Lined Gold DBM0042
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.35 / Package | SKU: DBM-0042
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Pink Luster DBM0106
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$4.99 / Package | SKU: DBM-0106
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
Hook & Eye Cord Ends, Cone Shaped Fits 3.2mm Cord, 4 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-4222
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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