Yuma Bracelet

PROJECT B8066
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Four shades of 1.5mm leather cord comprise this rustic kumihimo bracelet. The 8-warp braid is finished with TierraCast antiqued copper cord ends and a sunburst toggle clasp. A great design for both men and women!
Instructions
These instructions will make an 8 inch bracelet, designed to fit a 7 inch wrist (we recommend adding approximately an inch to your desired length to compensate for the wider girth of the bracelet). To modify the size, adjust the amount of leather cord used accordingly. You will also need thread or S-lon cord, as well as a toothpick, to complete this project.
  1. Begin by watching our video: How to Make a Simple 8-Warp Kumihimo Braid Bracelet
  2. Based on the technique shown in the video, cut four 2 foot lengths of each of the following colors of 1.5mm leather cord: chocolate, red, natural, and beach. Tie them together with an overhand knot at one end.
  3. Wind your cords onto the bobbins as shown in the video.
  4. Arrange the cords in your kumihimo disc in the following order: One strand of red to the left of the 32 dot at the top, one strand of natural on the right of the 32 dot. One strand of beach to the left of the 16 dot at the bottom, one strand of brown to the right. One strand of beach to the left of the the 24 dot, one strand of brown to the right. One strand of red to the left of the 8 dot, one strand of natural to the right. Attach your weight to the knot after you have positioned your cords.
  5. Create an 8 inch kumihimo braid.
  6. Next. watch our video on how to tie off and finish kumihimo braid ends. Based on the "bulking up" technique shown in the video, cut a piece of thread or S-lon cord and wrap it tightly around one end of your braid, and tie a square knot. Meaure 6.5 inches down the length of your braid and repeat this process to tie off the other side of your bracelet. Once both ends are secure, use scissors to trim the excess leather.
  7. Using a toothpick or scrap of wire, apply a dab of E6000 glue into the well of one cord end. Then tuck one side of the braid into the cord end. Repeat this step on the opposite side of your bracelet. Allow the glue to dry for at least one hour.
  8. Finally, use pliers to open a jump ring, and link the loop of one cord end onto one side of your toggle clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step on the opposite side of your bracelet. All done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHY-1503 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Chocolate
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHY-1505 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Corida Red
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHY-1501 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Natural
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • CHY-1508 - Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm, By the Yard, Beach
    Project uses 4 feet. You will need 2 packages.

  • FJR-01000 - Nunn Design Findings, 5mm 18 Gauge Open Jump Rings, 10 Pieces, Antiqued Copper
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-4264 - Cord End, Roped Dome 16mm, Fits 8mm Cord, Antiqued Copper, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7044 - TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Sunburst Toggle Clasp 17.5mm
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

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

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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)
  • 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-0023 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-9920 - Beadaholique Bead Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Men's, Autumn
Ingredients CHY-1503, CHY-1505, CHY-1501, CHY-1508, FJR-01000, FCR-4264, FCL-7044, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Chocolate
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-1503
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Corida Red
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-1505
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Natural
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-1501
Genuine Leather Cord, Round 1.5mm,  By the Yard, Beach
You will need 2 package(s).
1 package = 1 Yard.
$1.49 / Package | SKU: CHY-1508
Nunn Design Findings, 5mm 18 Gauge Open Jump Rings, 10 Pieces, Antiqued Copper
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Pieces.
$1.13 / Package | SKU: FJR-01000
Cord End, Roped Dome 16mm, Fits 8mm Cord, Antiqued Copper, 2 Pieces, By TierraCast
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.31 / Package | SKU: FCR-4264
TierraCast Copper Plated Pewter Sunburst Toggle Clasp 17.5mm
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FCL-7044
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
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Bent Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
Beadaholique Beading Mat, 12.5x9.25 Inches, 1 Piece
$4.64 / Package | SKU: XTL-9920

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