Retired - Draccus Kumihimo Bracelet

PROJECT B7015
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Intermediate
Dramatic dragon scale beads add luster and texture to this kumihimo bracelet, making for a pretty yet reptilian accessory.
Instructions
  1. To start, watch our video on how to braid beaded kumihimo and make a bracelet.
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut eight 30 inch lengths of purple S-lon cord and knot them at one end.
  3. On four of the strands, string 50 dragon scale beads. The holes are tiny, but they will fit!
  4. On two of the remaining strands, string 50 purple seed beads. On the last two strands, string 50 rose gold seed beads. Wind your threads in the bobbins as shown in the video.
  5. Arrange your threads in the grooves of the kumihimo disc in this order: dragon scale between 31 and 32, purple beads between 32 and 1; gold beads between 7 and 8, dragon scale between 8 and 9; dragon scale between 15 and 16, gold beads between 16 and 17; purple beads between 23 and 24, dragon scale between 24 and 25.
  6. Begin braiding without beads for about half an inch. Then begin adding beads to your braid.
  7. When you reach the end of the beaded section, continue to braid without beads for another half inch.
  8. Watch our video on how to tie off and finish kumihimo braid ends. Use another few inches of S-lon to wrap the ends of the braid close to the beading, to add thickness so that the braid ends fit snugly into the cord ends. Trim away the excess braiding.
  9. Glue the ends of the braid into the cord ends using E6000. Let dry for a couple of hours.
  10. Using your pliers, open a jump ring. Attach the loop of your clasp to the loop of one of the cord ends.
  11. Open another jump ring and attach it to the loop of the other cord end. Close your clasp, and you're finished!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • BCP-14109 - Czech Glass, Dragon Scale Beads 1.5x5mm, 9.5 Gram Tube, Crystal Sliperit
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0134 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 928 'Rainbow Rosaline/Opaque Purple Lined' 8 Gram Tube
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • JSK-0354 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 PF551 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Rose Gold (8g)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4244 - BeadSmith Super-Lon Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Purple / 77 Yard Spool
    Project uses 21 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-2125 - TierraCast Maker's Collection, Taj Cord Ends Fits 6mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Copper Plated
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1141 - TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Copper Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5161 - Genuine Antiqued Copper Open Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (50)
    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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6113 - Lightweight Kumihimo Round Mini Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording
  • 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
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
Additional Information
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Ingredients BCP-14109, JSK-0134, JSK-0354, XCR-4244, FCR-2125, FCL-1141, FJR-5161, 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, Dragon Scale Beads 1.5x5mm, 9.5 Gram Tube, Crystal Sliperit
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 9.5 Grams.
$4.57 / Package | SKU: BCP-14109
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 928 'Rainbow Rosaline/Opaque Purple Lined' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$1.69 / Package | SKU: JSK-0134
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #PF551 - Permanent Finish Galvanized Rose Gold (8g)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: JSK-0354
Super-Lon (S-Lon) Cord - Size 18 Twisted Nylon - Purple / 77 Yard Spool
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$3.41 / Package | SKU: XCR-4244
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: FCR-2125
TierraCast Brass, Lobster Clasps 12x7mm, 4 Pieces, Antiqued Copper Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$1.76 / Package | SKU: FCL-1141
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$8.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$5.32 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$17.51 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020
Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$5.77 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514

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