Retired - Holiday Lights Wrap Bracelet

PROJECT B6029
Designer: Suki Song
Skill Level: Intermediate
This is an edgy take on the otherwise classic red and green theme of Christmas.
Instructions
You will need to use some type of weight for this project. Instead of a gator weight, you can also create a weight using a binder clip and a dapping tool. You will also need 2 pieces of tape. This project is not difficult, but it is time consuming. Allow yourself many hours to complete this.
  1. To start this project, unwrap the Griffin Silk Cord from each of their cards. Take all of their tails, (non-needle side) and tie a simple overhand knot about 1 inch from the end.
  2. Now it is time to place your cords onto your Kumihimo disk. Thread the knot through the hole in the middle of the disk, and attach a weight to it. Hold your Kumihimo disk so that the 32 is up top and the numbers are facing you. Arrange your threads in the following position: the green cord between 31&32. The red cord between 32&1. The green cord between 7&8. The red cord between 8&9. The red cord between 15&16. The green cord between 16&17. The red cord between 23&24. And finally, he green cord between 24&25.
  3. Afterwards, you'll want to string on the beads. Start off by stringing on 50 Opaque Green AB beads onto the green cord between 31&32. String 50 Transparent Garnet Gold Luster beads onto the red cord between 32&1. String 50 Silver Lined Green beads onto the green cord between 7&8. String 50 Opaque Red beads onto the red cord between 8&9. String 50 Matte Metallic Green Iris beads onto the red cord between 15&16. String 50 Opaque Red Luster beads onto the green cord between 16&17. String 50 Metallic Suede Light Green Mini Dagger beads onto the red cord between 23&24. Finally, string 50 Siam Ruby Mini Dagger beads onto the green cord between 24&25.
  4. Please watch the video: How to Braid Beaded Kumihimo.
  5. Based upon what you learned in the video, braid 1/2 without beads, then braid the entire rest of your length with beads until you have about 16.5 inches of beadwork. After that, braid another 1/2 inch without beads. For the beaded portion, you will need to add more beads to your Griffin Silk cord as you go. In the end, you will have a length of braided and beaded kumihimo that is approximately 17.5 inches long.
  6. Please watch the video: How to Tie off and Finish Kumihimo Braid Ends.
  7. From what you learned in the video, use the taping method and place tape over the non-beaded braided ends of your kumihimo braid, right up next to the beads.
  8. Once you have taped an end, cut through the tape 1/4" from the beadwork.
  9. Place a dab of E6000 glue over your cut off cord ends. Place the silver plated cone shaped hook cord end of your clasp set over the glue and one of your cords. Place the eye ford end portion onto the other. Close your clasp.
  10. You're done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • DBM-0105 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Transparent Garnet Gold Luster DBM0105 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0148 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Silver Lined Green DBM0148 7.2 Grams
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • MDB-0016 - Czech Glass Mini Dagger Beads, 2.5x6mm, 10 Gram Tube, Siam Ruby
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0214 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Red Luster DBM0214 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • MDB-0013 - Czech Glass Mini Dagger Beads, 2.5x6mm, 10 Gram Tube, Metallic Suede - Lt. Green
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0324 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Matte Metallic Green Iris DBM0324 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0163 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Green AB DBM0163 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • DBM-0723 - Miyuki Delica Seed Beads 10/0 Opaque Red DBM0723 8 GR
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4222 - 22K Gold Plated Cone Shaped Hook & Eye Cord Ends -Fits Up To 3.2mm Cord (4 Sets)
    Project uses 1 set. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-9614 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Garnet Red
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

  • XCR-9607 - Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Dk. Green
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 4 packages.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
Additional Information
Theme Christmas
Ingredients DBM-0105, DBM-0148, MDB-0016, DBM-0214, MDB-0013, DBM-0324, DBM-0163, DBM-0723, FCR-4222, XCR-9614, XCR-9607,

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.
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Transparent Garnet Gold Luster DBM0105
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$3.14 / Package | SKU: DBM-0105
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 7.2 Grams, Silver Lined Green DBM0148
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.81 / Package | SKU: DBM-0148
Czech Glass Mini Dagger Beads, 2.5x6mm, 10 Gram Tube, Siam Ruby
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: MDB-0016
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Red Luster DBM0214
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.99 / Package | SKU: DBM-0214
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Matte Metallic Green Iris DBM0324
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$5.44 / Package | SKU: DBM-0324
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Green AB DBM0163
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.36 / Package | SKU: DBM-0163
Miyuki Delica Seed Beads, 10/0 Size, 8 Grams, Opaque Red DBM0723
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 8 Grams.
$2.36 / Package | SKU: DBM-0723
Hook & Eye Cord Ends, Cone Shaped Fits 3.2mm Cord, 4 Sets, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Sets.
$2.89 / Package | SKU: FCR-4222
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Garnet Red
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: XCR-9614
Griffin Silk Beading Cord & Needle Size 6 Dk. Green
You will need 4 package(s).
1 package = 1 Card.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: XCR-9607
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.25 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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