Retired - Mod Mushroom Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B7023
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
The puffy, rounded shape of these Czech glass mushroom beads adds a whimsical touch to this substantial kumihimo bracelet. Mod and funky!
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6 1/2 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of beads loaded onto each strand of your kumihimo braid. You will also need a scrap of wire or toothpick for this project.
  1. Begin by watching our video on how to braid beaded kumihimo and make a bracelet.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut eight 3 foot lengths of purple S-lon cord and tie an overhand knot to tie them together at one end.
  3. String 30 round amethyst 4mm beads onto four of the strands.
  4. String 30 blue travertine mushroom beads onto two of the strands.
  5. String 30 bronze mushroom beads onto the last two strands.
  6. Wind your threads in the bobbins as shown in the video.
  7. Arrange the threads in your kumihimo disc in the following order: two strands of amethyst round beads on either side of the 32 dot at the top, two strands of amethyst round beads on either side of the 16 dot at the bottom, two strands of blue mushroom beads on either side of the 24 dot at the left, and two strands of bronze mushroom beads on either side of the 8 dot at the right. Attach your weight to the knot after you have positioned your cords.
  8. Begin braiding without beads for about 1 inch. Then begin adding beads to your braid.
  9. Once you reach the end of the beaded section, continue to braid without beads for another 1 inch. Then knot your threads and cut off the excess S-lon.
  10. Next, watch our video on how to tie off and finish kumihimo braid ends. Based on the "build up" technique shown in the video, use an extra 1 foot of S-lon to wrap one end of the bracelet close to the beading, to add thickness so the braid fits snugly into the glue-in toggle clasp. Leave 1/2 inch of wrapped braiding and cut off the rest. Repeat on the other end of the bracelet.
  11. Glue one end of the braid into one piece of the glue-in toggle clasp using E6000 (you can use a toothpick or scrap of wire to spread the glue). Repeat on the other side of the bracelet. Set aside to dry overnight.
  12. Your bracelet is ready to wear!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCT-248 - Czech Glass, Mushroom Beads 6x5mm, 50 Pieces, White Travertine Blue
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCT-233 - Czech Glass, Mushroom Beads 6x5mm, 50 Pieces, Jet Bronze
    Project uses 60 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BCP-7445 - Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Amethyst' (100)
    Project uses 120 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XCR-4250 - BeadSmith Super-Lon Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Medium Purple / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 26 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7484 - Silver Plated Large Glue-In Toggle Clasp - Fits 6.2mm Cord (2 Sets)
    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-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-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients BCT-248, BCT-233, BCP-7445, XCR-4250, FCL-7484, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Czech Glass, Mushroom Beads 6x5mm, 50 Pieces, Jet Bronze
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.15 / Package | SKU: BCT-233
Czech Glass Druk 4mm Round 'Amethyst' (100)
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.59 / Package | SKU: BCP-7445
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Medium Purple / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$4.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-4250
Silver Plated Large Glue-In Toggle Clasp - Fits 6.2mm Cord (2 Sets)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Sets.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-7484
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
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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