Retired - Love the Earth Bracelet

PROJECT B643
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Advanced
The earth tones of this bracelet remind me of camping and the outdoors. The design is a 10-warp flat kumihimo braid, very fashionable and easy to make!
Instructions
For this project we are going to be braiding a flat 10-warp kumihimo braid.
  1. Start by choosing which colors from your cord mix you want to use. Each color comes in a 3 yard length. You will need a total of 10 cords which are 24" long each. Select and cut your cords.
  2. For the design of this bracelet, we are going to just go for a random pattern. Please watch the video on How to 10-Warp Flat Braid Kumihimo. From the video, line up your cords on the square kumihimo disc as shown and wind your bobbins. If you are completely new to Kumihimo, you might find it helpful to watch the beginning of the video on making an 8-warp round braid. It explains winding of the bobbins, lining up your thread, weighting down your braid, etc.
  3. Braid 7". Without removing your braid from the disc, carefully try to wrap the braid around your wrist. The clasp will add about 1/2" more and you will need to allow for room to finish and tie off your braid too (video in the next step). See if you need to braid more length for a comfortable fit. When you are happy with the length, go to the next step.
  4. Now, please watch the video on how to tie off and finish your Kumihimo braid ends. Do so on both sides of your braid and attach your cord end crimps as shown in the video.
  5. Open a jump ring and link it to the loop at the end of your cord end crimp and also the loop at the base of your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. Go to the other side of your bracelet and repeat this step except attach a 6mm jump ring instead of your lobster clasp.
  6. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • FCL-2514 - Beautiful Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 10mm (10)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1421 - 22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-3914 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-4026 - 22K Gold Plated Closed Jump Rings 6mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-3007 - Beadsmith Satin Rattail Braiding Cord 1mm Earthtones Mix 4 Colors - 3 Yds Each
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8902 - NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads Black 64YD (58 Meters)
    Project uses 30 inches. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-6103 - Beadsmith No Tangle Flexible Plastic Thread Bobbins For Kumihimo Or Macrame 1 7/8 Inch (8 Pack)
  • XTL-6114 - Lightweight Kumihimo Square Plate For Japanese Flat Braiding
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-3004 - Beadsmith English Beading Needles Assortment So Handy
  • XTL-6063 - Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
Additional Information
Theme Men's
Ingredients FCL-2514, FCR-1421, FJR-3914, FJR-4026, XCR-3007, XCR-8902,

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.
Gold Plated Curved Lobster Clasps 12mm  (10 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$8.29 / Package | SKU: FCL-2514
22K Gold Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 IN. (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$4.70 / Package | SKU: FCR-1421
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge 22k Gold Plated (100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.39 / Package | SKU: FJR-3914
NYMO Nylon Beading Thread Size D for Delica Beads
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bobbin.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: XCR-8902
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Kumihimo Square Plate For Japanese Flat Braiding
$3.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-6114
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
English Beading Needles Assorted Variety Pack
$3.30 / Package | SKU: XTL-3004
Gator Weight For Kumihimo Braiding - 1.6 Ounces (1)
$11.45 / Package | SKU: XTL-6063

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