The Beadsmith Kumihimo Simple Braided Bracelet

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The Beadsmith Kumihimo Simple Braided Bracelet

Learn basic move sequence while producing a beautiful braid while creating The Beadsmith Kumihimo Simple Braided Bracelet!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Remove the disk from the package and review the instructions for a Simple 8-Warp Braid and Whipping & Finish Braid Ends that are on the printed insert. Download the template for the pattern.
  • 2
    Clean Start: Lay the four cords side by side then fold in half and use a twist tie for the 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.
  • 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 braid, then gather your accessories, glue and ruler.
  • 5
    Decide on the length of your braid (don't forget that the end caps and clasp will add about 1 inch to the overall length). Next, you'll need to whip and cut the braid (refer to Whipping & Finishing Braid Ends instructions on the 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. If you want to add a charm or beads for the dangle, place the pendant slide on the braid before you glue onto the second end cap.
  • 6
    Glue will dry very fast. Wait about 10 minutes for the glue to set up, then connect a toggle part to each end cap with an opened jump ring.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • The Beadsmith Kumihimo 6 inch Braiding Disk 104743068
  • The Beadsmith Kumihimo Braided Color Mix Rattail 3 yard by 4 strand Lilac 104743177
  • The Beadsmith Kumihimo Accessories 6 mm - Bullet Silver Plated 104743072
  • The Beadsmith Bob-Eez No Tangle Thread Bobbins 104743066
  • E6000 MV Industrial Strength Craft Adhesive 7 oz. 104148182
  • Twist Tie or Scrap of Cord
  • Ruler
  • Charms or Beads of Your Choice for the Dangle (optional - see step 5)
Download Project Template