Kumihimo Wirework Earrings

PROJECT E8093
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Subtle tones of rose gold and hematite are woven into a kumihimo braid using 24 gauge wire. The design holds a flattering teardrop shape, neatly finished with a capsule bead cap and wrapped wire loop.
Instructions
By following the instructions below, you will make one earring. Repeat all instructions to make the second earring.
  1. To see how to make this pair of earrings from start to finish, please watch the video: How to Make a Round Kumihimo Braid Using Wire. First you will see how to cut and arrange 24 gauge wire on a kumihimo disc. Then you will see how to create the 8-warp round braid. You will also see how form the braid into a teardrop shape, and attach it to an earring hook using a wrapped wire loop and capsule bead cap.
By purchasing the supplies for this project, you can make multiple pairs of earrings!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • WNT-2436 - Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Hematite Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • WNT-2437 - Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Rose Gold Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
    Project uses 7 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-6151 - Capsule Bead Caps, with Flaps 7x6mm, 25 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FEA-4025 - Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
    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-6108 - No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 2 1/2 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-100 - Micro Grip Pliers, Side Cutters, 4.5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-101 - Micro Grip Pliers, Long Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-104 - Micro Grip Pliers, Round Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
  • XTL-4003 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Fine Point Steel Awl
  • XTL-9920 - Beadaholique Bead Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Ingredients WNT-2436, WNT-2437, BMB-6151, FEA-4025,

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.
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Hematite Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: WNT-2436
Wire Elements, Tarnish Resistant Rose Gold Wire, 24 Gauge 30 Yards (27.4 Meters)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$6.89 / Package | SKU: WNT-2437
Capsule Bead Caps, with Flaps 7x6mm, 25 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 25 Pieces.
$2.84 / Package | SKU: BMB-6151
Bali Style 1 Ball Silver Plated Earring Hooks 21mm with 1.5mm Ball (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$9.67 / Package | SKU: FEA-4025
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$8.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Micro Grip Pliers, Side Cutters, 4.5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Micro Grip Pliers, Long Chain Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Micro Grip Pliers, Round Nose, 5 Inches Long, 1 Piece
Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Fine Point Steel Awl
Beadaholique Beading Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
$4.64 / Package | SKU: XTL-9920

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