Retired - Chocolate Easter Bunny Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B3031
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Intermediate
Created using a soft Easter-themed color palette and accented by a cute 'chocolate' bunny, this fun Kumihimo bracelet is sure to put a smile on your face.
Instructions
You will need some tape and a paint brush for this project. This bracelet measures about 8 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" bracelet, you will have 7" of braiding and a 1" clasp.
  1. Before you begin, please watch the video: How to Make a Simple 8-Warp Kumihimo Braid Bracelet. You will follow the same techniques as you learned in the video, just replacing the satin rattail cord with your silk string.
  2. Take out your silk string in Pink, Lavender, Beige, Pale Pink, Light Green, Light Blue, Light Gray and Light Blue. Do not cut these lengths, because you will be using one length for each warp. These will be the 8 colors used in your kumihimo bracelet.
  3. Tie your ends into a simple knot, thread it through the middle of the disk, and attach a weight to the end.
  4. Line up your silk string on your kumihimo disk so that they are placed in this order: Ivory is to the left and Dark Pink is to the right of the 32, Light Blue is to the left and Lavender is to the right of the 16. Beige is to the left and Light Green is to the right of the 8 and Light Grey is to the left and Light Pink is to the right of the 24.
  5. Braid as long of a bracelet that you want (taking into account that the clasp will add an inch). I braided my bracelet for 7 inches.
  6. 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.
  9. 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 cord end caps with glue. Let dry.
  10. Optional: Set aside two inch lengths of the silk string ends you cut off to use as a decorative accent. Refer to the photo.
  11. As your bracelet is drying, paint your Vintaj bunny charm using bronze Vintaj patina. Let dry.
  12. With your pliers, open up your 4mm jump ring and slide it through the loop on your Vintaj bunny charm. Close the loop.
  13. Next, open up an 8mm jump ring and attach it to the loop on one of your cord ends and also slide on the smaller jump ring from your Vintaj bunny charm. Close the jump ring.
  14. Open up another 8mm jump ring and slide it through the loop on the cord end on the other side, as well as the loop on your clasp. Close with your pliers.
  15. Lastly, take about 2 inches of your extra ribbon lengths (I chose four colors: beige, pink, lavender and light green) and tie a simple knot through the 8mm jump ring that does not have the Vintaj bunny charm attached to it.
  16. You're done. Enjoy!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-46081 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Bright Pink
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46065 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Nude Beige - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46000 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Ivory White
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46091 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Lavender Purple
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46084 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Pale Pink
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46094 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Green - Discontinued Color
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46101 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Grey
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-46092 - Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Blue
    Project uses 42 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9076 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7538 - Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Pendant - Artful Rabbit 25 x 10mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5140 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5479 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1610 - Beadsmith Silver Plated Barrel Cord Ends With Ring 12.5mm Long - Fits Up To 8mm Cord (4)
    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-2513 - Beautiful Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6062 - Kumi Weight With Gator Clip For Kumihimo Braiding - 3.1 Ounces (1)
  • 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)
Additional Information
Theme Easter
Ingredients XCR-46081, XCR-46065, XCR-46000, XCR-46091, XCR-46084, XCR-46094, XCR-46101, XCR-46092, XTL-9076, PND-7538, FJR-5140, FJR-5479, FCR-1610, XTL-1054, FCL-2513,

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.
Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Ivory White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-46000
Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Grey
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$3.39 / Package | SKU: XCR-46101
Silk Fabric String, 2mm Diameter, 42 Inches Long, 1 Strand, Light Blue
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Strand.
$2.03 / Package | SKU: XCR-46092
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Aged Bronze - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-9076
Vintaj Natural Brass Stamping Pendant - Artful Bunny Rabbit 25 x 10mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.95 / Package | SKU: PND-7538
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 21 Gauge Thick (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.15 / Package | SKU: FJR-5140
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 8mm 20 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$1.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5479
BeadSmith Cord Ends, Barrel with Ring 12.5mm, Fits 8mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-1610
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
Silver Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12.5mm  (10)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$5.65 / Package | SKU: FCL-2513
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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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