Retired - Kumi-He-Man Bracelet

PROJECT B153
Designer: Andrea Morici
Skill Level: Beginner
Make this ultra-cool kumihimo bracelet for your favorite guy. You might just love this unisex bracelet enough to make one for yourself, too!
Instructions
  1. To make this handsome bracelet, first watch our instructional video on how to make a simple 8-warp kumihimo braid.
  2. Start with eight pieces of hemp at twenty four inches long each.
  3. Create a kumihimo braid which is approximately one inch longer than you want your finished length to be. Since we are creating a bracelet for a man, the finished length will be around eight inches, minus the hook and loop portion of the clasp.
  4. When you have made the braid one inch longer than the finished length, remove it from the kumihimo disk and cut off excess hemp.
  5. Using clear tape, tightly bind each end as shown in the video.
  6. Onto your kumihimo braid, thread your Pandora-style beads. The center bead will be a tight fit and will stay put in the middle of the bracelet. The Celtic braid beads will have a looser fit and will move about. The two swirl bracelets are also tight and should be placed about an inch and a half away from either end.
  7. Using a sharp pair of scissors or your flush cutters, trim down your tape ends to about one quarter of an inch.
  8. Spread a small amount of E600 on each end of the bracelet, and insert them into the cord ends.
  9. Set aside to dry for a few hours, and then your new bracelet will be ready to wear!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • XCR-3538 - Beadsmith Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm Three Color Variety 29.5 Feet Each
    Project uses 16 feet. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-2694 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BMB-2691 - Sterling Silver Antiqued Basketweave Bead - European Style Large Hole - 9.6mm (1)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • BMB-2700 -
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 2 packages.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 package. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6095 - Beadsmith Lightweight Kumihimo Round Disc Disk For Japanese Braiding and Cording 35mm Hole
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients XCR-3538, BMB-2694, BMB-2691, BMB-2700, 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.
Natural Hemp Twine Bead Cord 1mm Three Color Assorted Variety Pack - 29.5 Feet Each
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Assortment.
$5.89 / Package | SKU: XCR-3538
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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