Kumihimo Braided Chain Necklace - Black & Gold

PROJECT N795
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
Elegant and sophisticated, this kumihimo necklace is actually braided with chain. Although the finished result looks complicated, the design is simple to create.
Instructions
There is no real difference to the Kumihimo braiding technique whether using chain or cord. The real difference is how you start and finish the braid.
  1. To see how to make this necklace from start to finish, please watch the video: How to Make a Kumihimo Chain Necklace.
  2. In the course of the video you will learn how to cut your chains to the appropriate lengths, tie their ends together with wire, create a simple 8-warp kumihimo braid, end your braids with wire, create wrapped wire loops, and finally how to finish off your design with lengths of single chains and a clasp.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99958 - 22K Gold Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 8 packages.

  • CHA-99957 - Black Oxidized Plated Slim Rolo Chain 2mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 8 feet. You will need 8 packages.

  • WCR-4598 - Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
    Project uses 24 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-2529 - 22K Gold Plated Sleek Lobster Claw Clasps 9mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5240 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5032 - Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Additional Information
Theme Special Occasion
Ingredients CHA-99958, CHA-99957, WCR-4598, FCL-2529, FJR-5240,
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.
22K Gold Plated Fine Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-99958
Black Oxidized Plated Rolo Chain, 2mm, by the Foot
You will need 8 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.15 / Package | SKU: CHA-99957
Artistic Wire, Silver Plated Craft Wire 24 Gauge Thick, 10 Yard Spool, Gold Color
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$5.29 / Package | SKU: WCR-4598
22K Gold Plated Straight Lobster Claw Clasps 9mm (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$4.34 / Package | SKU: FCL-2529
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$2.17 / Package | SKU: FJR-5240

Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Beadsmith Wire Looping Pliers - Concave And Round Nose
$12.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5032
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose

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