Retired - Autumn Jewels Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B3008
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Created using lovely silk ribbons in an assortment of jewel and autumn tones, this kumihimo bracelet is an elegant piece for Fall.
Instructions
You will need some tape and an applicator for your glue. This bracelet measures 8.5 inches, you will easily be able to make it longer or shorter in the instructions below. The clasp will add approximately 1" to your length, so for a 8.5" bracelet, you will have 7.5" of braiding and a 1" clasp.
  1. Take out your silk ribbons in Amethyst, Raspberry Pink, Mustard Yellow, Plum, Light Grey, Light Green, Sage Green and Cerulean Blue. These will be the 8 colors used in your kumihimo bracelet.
  2. Next, please watch the video: How to Make a Simple 8-Warp Kumihimo Braid Bracelet.
  3. You will follow the same techniques as you learned in the video, just replacing the satin rattail cord with your silky ribbon.
  4. Tie your ends into a simple knot, thread it through the middle of the disk, and attach a weight to the end.
  5. Line up your ribbons on your kumihimo disk so the ribbons are placed in this order: Amethyst is to the left and Raspberry Pink is to the right of the 32, Mustard Yellow is to the left and Light Green is to the right of the 16. Plum is to the left and Light Grey is to the right of the 8 and Sage Green is to the left and Cerulean Blue is to the right of the 24.
  6. Braid as long of a bracelet that you want (taking into account that the clasp will add an inch). Once you have finished braiding, take your weight off of the tail and clamp it over the strands that you just braided to hold them in place. Remove your braid and strands from the disk.
  7. Set aside your braid while you watch the video: How to Tie Off and Finish Kumihimo Braid Ends .
  8. Take your braid and measure the length that you want for your bracelet, starting at the knot. Based upon what you learned in the video above, place a piece of tape over the braid near the knot and then also at the interval on the braid that is the length you want for your bracelet. Finish off your ends now as seen in the video and attach your ribbon end caps with glue. Let dry.
  9. (Optional: Set aside two inch lengths of the silky ribbon ends you cut off to use as a decorative accent. Refer to the photo.)
  10. Open one of the jump rings that comes with the clasp set and attach it to the loop on one of your cord ends as well as one half of your toggle clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step on the other side of your bracelet.
  11. Take your extra ribbon lengths (I chose three: Plum, Cerulean Blue and Raspberry Pink) and tie a simple knot through one of the jump rings on one side of your clasp set.
  12. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-4892 - BeadSmith Silver Plated Barrel Findings Kit For Kumihimo Braids - Fits 8mm Cord
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48033 -
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48015 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Raspberry Pink
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48055 -
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48101 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Grey
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48094 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Seafoam Light Green
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48058 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Sage Green
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-48056 - Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Cerulean Blue
    Project uses 42 inches. 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-6108 - No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 2 1/2 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-6062 - Kumi Weight With Gator Clip For Kumihimo Braiding - 3.1 Ounces (1)
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Ingredients FCL-4892, XCR-48033, XCR-48015, XCR-48055, XCR-48101, XCR-48094, XCR-48058, XCR-48056, 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.
BeadSmith Silver Plated Barrel Findings Kit For Kumihimo Braids - Fits 8mm Cord
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$5.99 / Package | SKU: FCL-4892
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Raspberry Pink
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$4.15 / Package | SKU: XCR-48015
Silk Fabric Flat Silky Ribbon, 2cm Wide, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$1.98 / Package | SKU: XCR-48101
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.42 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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