The Beadsmith Braided Necklace with Chain

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by Beadsmith Design Team

The Beadsmith Braided Necklace with Chain

Neutral colors like this coordinate with so many things!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove the Kumihimo Braiding Disk from the package and review the Instructions for a Simple 8-Warp Braid and Whipping & Finishing Braid Ends in the printed insert. You may also want to download the project template for a guide to the colors used in this project.
  • 2
    Lay the four cords side by side then fold in half and use a twist tie or cord to tie them together at the center. Place the tied center into the center hole of the disk; set your warp as shown in the Warp Set and create the braid following Instructions for a Simple 8-Warp Braid. You are going to need at least 12 to 16 inch of braid.
  • 3
    Once you’ve finished the braid, remove it from the board and relax the tension by stretching it and running your hand from bottom to top. You’ll notice the braid gets a little thinner and longer once it’s relaxed.
  • 4
    Tie a knot in the loose end of the braid. Decide on the length of your braid. (Tip: end caps and clasp will add about 1 inch to overall length.) For this design you need 3 equal pieces of braid approximately 4 inch long each. Next whip and cut the braid (Whipping & Finishing Braid Ends instructions on Disk insert), then glue on the end caps. (Tip: if you set the end cap open side up into the hole in a spool of thread it will free up both hands for adding the glue to the cap.) Wait about 15 minutes for the glue to dry/set up.
  • 5
    Connect your braided pieces with chain to end caps using jump rings, and add chain to the ends of the other sides of the braided pieces. To finish add a toggle clasp.
  • 6
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Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Beadsmith Kumihimo 6 inch Braiding Disk 104743068
  • Beadsmith Kumihimo Braid Color Mix 2 mm x 12 yard Cool Neutrals 104787205
  • Beadsmith Kumihimo Finding Sets 6 mm Bullet Silver Plate 3 pc. 104743072
  • Beadsmith Bob-EEZ No Tangle Thread Bobbins 8 pc. 104743066
  • Chain with Your Choice of Length and Color
  • Craft Wire
  • Ruler
  • Twist Tie or Scrap of Cord
  • Super Glue
Download Project Template