Garden Floral Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B2410
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
Spiraling vines of flowers make this Kumihimo pattern a wonderfully pretty style. Try it in a variety of color palettes to suit your mood!
Instructions
These instructions will give you a bracelet that measures about 6 inches. To lengthen the size of the bracelet simply add beads to each strand respectively. As you braid you can measure, noting that the clasp will add 1 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 white cord, eight 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. Place the cord in each slot on either side of the dots.
  4. You will then add 38 beads to each of the 8 strands and wind them around the bobbins in the following order: June Bug on the strands between 31 and 32, 32 and 1, 8 and 9, 24 and 25. Snowflake on 7 and 8, 23 and 24. Aqua/Gold Lined on 15 and 16, 16 and 17.
  5. Begin the braid by braiding 1 inch of cord before adding the beads. Again, as you work measure the braid. Due to tension and tightness, a good idea is to measure as you feel you are getting close to your desired length. You may find you have to adjust the number of beads. Then continue braiding 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.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • JSH-0110 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 506 - Higher Metallic June Bug (8 Grams)
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0058 - Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 #284 'Aqua/Gold Lined', 8 Grams
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSH-0059 - Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 141 'Ceylon Snowflake' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 Tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4248 - Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 1 Spool. 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-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6103 - 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 St. Patrick's Day, Spring
Ingredients JSH-0110, JSH-0058, JSH-0059, XCR-4248, 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.
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 506 - Higher Metallic June Bug (8 Grams)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.85 / Package | SKU: JSH-0110
Toho Seed Beads, Round 8/0 #284 'Aqua/Gold Lined', 8 Grams
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: JSH-0058
Toho Round Seed Beads 8/0 141 'Ceylon Snowflake' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: JSH-0059
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - White / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.85 / Package | SKU: XCR-4248
Magnetic Clasp, Tube Cord Ends Fits 6.2mm Cord, 1 Set, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.05 / Package | SKU: FCR-4246
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.54 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.15 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.55 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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