Chino Kumihimo Flat Braid Wrap Bracelet

PROJECT B642
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
This pretty bracelet is a casual accessory that would be perfect with a pair of jeans or cotton dress. The braid rests flat against the wrist and is very comfortable to wear!
Instructions
For this project we are going to be braiding a flat 10-warp kumihimo braid and are going to make it long enough to wrap 2 times around the wrist.
  1. Start by cutting all your cords so that each length is 36 inches long. You should now have a total of 12 cords. Remove the two cords which are your least favorite color (the ones you will want least in your design). Now you have 10 cords.
  2. For the design of this bracelet, we are going to just go for a random pattern. Please watch the video on How to 10-Warp Flat Braid Kumihimo. From the video, line up your threads on the square kimihimo disc as shown and wind your bobbins. If you are completely new to Kumihimo, you might find it helpful to watch the beginning of the video on making an 8-warp round braid. It explains winding of the bobbins, lining up your thread, weighting down your braid, etc.
  3. Braid 12". Without removing the braid from the disc, loosely wrap it around your wrist 2 times. Your clasp and ends will add about an inch. See if you need to braid additional length so that the bracelet will wrap around your wrist without being too snug.
  4. Now, please watch the video on how to tie off and finish your Kumihimo flat braid ends. Do so on both sides of your braid and attach your cord end crimps as shown in the video.
  5. Open a jump ring and link it to the loop at the end of your cord end crimp and also the loop at the base of your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. Go to the other side of your bracelet and repeat this step except attach a 7mm jump ring instead of your lobster clasp.
  6. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-2534 - Silver Plated Diamond Embossed Lobster Clasps 14mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1420 - Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5170 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3012 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Chino Mix Tan/Blue 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 12 yards. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8902 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Black 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 30 inches. 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-6103 - Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6114 - Lightweight Kumihimo Square Plate For Japanese Flat Braiding
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients FCL-2534, FCR-1420, FJR-5140, FJR-5170, XCR-3012, XCR-8902, 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.
Silver Plated Diamond Embossed Lobster Clasps 14mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.24 / Package | SKU: FCL-2534
Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1420
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.36 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.24 / Package | SKU: FJR-5170
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).
$6.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-3012
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-8902
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

Tools and Other Supplies:

Kumihimo Square Plate For Japanese Flat Braiding
$3.75 / Package | SKU: XTL-6114
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
$2.85 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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