Golden Queen Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B2393
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
This 24 warp kumihimo bracelet braids together a spiral of pinks, purple, black, blue and gold to make a statement piece that is worthy of a style queen.
Instructions
You will also need a piece of tape and a scrap of wire or a toothpick for this project.
  1. To learn how to make this bracelet, please watch our video: How To Make a 24 Warp Kumihimo Round Braid. In this video you will see where to place the cords, how to make the braid, and how to finish it off with a toggle clasp.
  2. From what you learned in the video, place the cords into the slots by placing them to the right and left of the following numbers: Purple - 64, 32. Light Pink - 5, 38. Blue - 10, 44. Gold - 16, 48. Black - 21, 54. Dark Pink - 27, 59.
  3. Then begin braiding as seen in the video. Braid until you have reached your desired length. I recommend leaving extra length to accommodate for the clasp. From one end of the cord end to the other will be 2 inches. Keep in mind your cord end will cover 1/4 of an inch of the braiding. If you are having trouble with the sizing, braid extra, make one end of the clasp first, then see at what point you need to cut off the other end of the braid.
  4. Instead of using the extra cord as seen in the video, you will use scotch tape to cover the ends so that they fit into the well of the cord end easily.
  5. Add a dab of glue using a toothpick to the cord end and place the braid into the end. We recommend waiting at least 24 hours before wearing to allow the glue to fully set.
  6. Finally, open one jump ring and attach it to one end of the toggle clasp and to one cord end. Close the jump ring and repeat on the other side to attach the other end of the clasp.
You will need 24 bobbins to complete this design.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-0115 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Black (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0103 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Hot Pink (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0116 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Light Peach (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0109 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Dark Turquoise Blue (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0119 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Gold (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-0112 - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Purple (6 Yards)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2116 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Pagoda Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. 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.

  • FCL-1759 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Renaissance Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5250 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0381 - BeadSmith Double Density 64 Slot Kumihimo Disk, For Japanese Braiding 6, White
  • XTL-6108 - No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 2 1/2 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-5614 - BeadSmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
Theme Summer
Ingredients XCR-0115, XCR-0103, XCR-0116, XCR-0109, XCR-0119, XCR-0112, FCR-2116, XTL-1054, FCL-1759, FJR-5250,

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.
Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Black (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$2.35 / Package | SKU: XCR-0115
Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Hot Pink (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$2.70 / Package | SKU: XCR-0103
Final Sale - Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Light Peach (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$1.25 / Package | SKU: XCR-0116
Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Dark Turquoise Blue (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$2.90 / Package | SKU: XCR-0109
Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Gold (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: XCR-0119
Rayon Satin Rattail 1mm Cord - Knot & Braid - Purple (6 Yards)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 6 Yards.
$2.70 / Package | SKU: XCR-0112
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Pagoda Cord Ends Fits 10mm, 2 Pieces, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$8.45 / Package | SKU: FCR-2116
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
TierraCast Maker's Collection, Renaissance Toggle Clasp Set, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$3.60 / Package | SKU: FCL-1759
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$6.05 / Package | SKU: FJR-5250
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Tools, Thread Snips 4.25 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.69 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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