Dark Neon Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B3021
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
This bracelet showcases cool Miyuki glass cube beads in a purple-lined blue color and Chinese knotting cord in a dark neon mix. This bracelet is quite modern and striking.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 7" long. To adjust the length, simply braid more or less. You will need some tape and 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.
  1. Begin by unwinding your dark neon Chinese knotting cord from its card. I used the colors Mykonos Blue, Vivacious Purple and Acai Blue. I did not use the Emerald Green. These will be the 3 colors you use in your kumihimo bracelet.
  2. You will need eight 30" lengths of your Chinese knotting cord. With your scissors, cut three 30" lengths of cord in Vivacious Purple, two 30" lengths of Mykonos Blue cords and three 30" lengths of the Acai Blue cord.
  3. Take all of their tales and tie a simple overhand knot about 1 inch from the end, thread it through the middle of the disk, and attach a weight to the end.
  4. Next, onto one of your Mykonos Blue knotting cords, string on your tube of Miyuki delica square beads.
  5. Watch the video: How to Make a Simple 8-Warp Kumihimo Braid Bracelet. You will also want to see how to add beads to your braid and can do so in the video: How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo and Make a Bracelet.
  6. You will follow the same techniques as you learned in the video, just replacing the satin rattail cord with Chinese Knotting cord.
  7. Line up your cords on your Kumihimo disk so the ribbons are placed in this order: Vivacious Purple is to the left and Acai Blue is to the right of the 32, Vivacious Purple is to the left and Acai Blue is to the right of the 16. Mykonos Blue is to the left and Vivacious Purple is to the right of the 8 and Mykonos Blue is to the left and Acai Blue is to the right of the 24.
  8. Braid as long of a bracelet that you want (taking into account that the clasp will add an inch). I braided 7".
  9. Once you have finished braiding, take your weight off of the tail and clamp it over the strands that you just braided to hold them in place. Remove your braid and strands from the disk.
  10. Set aside your braid while you watch the video: How to Tie Off and Finish Kumihimo Braid Ends..
  11. Take your braid and measure the length that you want for your bracelet, starting at the knot. Based upon what you learned in the video above, place a piece of tape over the braid near the knot and then also at the interval on the braid that is the length you want for your bracelet. Finish off your ends now as seen in the video and attach your ribbon end caps with glue. Let dry.
  12. Open your 8mm jump ring and link it to one of the cord ends. Close the jump ring with your pliers.
  13. Next, open a 6mm jump ring and link it to the loop on your silver plated lobster clasp and also the loop on the cord end on the other side of your bracelet. Close the jump ring.
  14. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-0362 - Chinese Knotting Cord Assortment 0.8mm Thick - Dark Neon Mix (4 Pack)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • DSQ-2651 - Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Beads Purple Lined Blue 2651 10 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5479 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5160 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1610 - Beadsmith Silver Plated Barrel Cord Ends With Ring 12.5mm Long - Fits Up To 8mm Cord (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2513 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    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-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • 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)
  • XTL-6062 - Kumi Weight With Gator Clip For Kumihimo Braiding - 3.1 Ounces (1)
Additional Information
Ingredients XCR-0362, DSQ-2651, FJR-5479, FJR-5160, FCR-1610, FCL-2513, 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.
Chinese Knotting Cord Assorted Variety Pack 0.8mm Thick - Dark Neon Mix (4 Pack)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Pack.
$7.59 / Package | SKU: XCR-0362
Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Beads Purple Lined Blue #2651 10 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: DSQ-2651
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.31 / Package | SKU: FJR-5479
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.92 / Package | SKU: FJR-5160
BeadSmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12.5mm, Fits 8mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.17 / Package | SKU: FCR-1610
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12.5mm  (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.24 / Package | SKU: FCL-2513
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:

Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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