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Christmas Wreath Kumihimo Bracelet

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Christmas Wreath Kumihimo Bracelet

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S-Lon Bead Cord 77yrds (70m) White
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Miyuki Long Magatama 4x7mm Frosted Green Iris Opaque 10g
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Preciosa Size 6 Round Seed Beads Silver Lined Red 50g
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Antique Silver Lobster Clasp 10x18mm Pk2
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Silver Plated Jump Rings 4mm 0.8mm Pk50
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Christmas Wreath Kumihimo Bracelet

Difficulty: Intermediate


Learn how to make this Christmas Wreath Kumihimo Bracelet using Seed Beads and Rose Gold Star Dust Beads.

Step 1

Cut 4 strands of s-lon cord approx. 6 times the length you'd like your finished bracelet to measure. Holding all 4 cords together, fold in the middle of the cords and knot together creating 8 ends. Place the knot through the hole in the centre of the braiding board. Spread the cords, placing one strand either side of each dot on the board.

Step 2

Thread 30 long magatama bead on to each strand, each bead must face the same direction so you must always thread up through the hole consistently. On four of the strands, randomly thread a few red and rose gold beads.  Turn the braiding board over and wrap each cord into its own no-tangle bobbin. You may want to add a weight to the knot to help your braid pull downwards as you work.

Step 3

You should have a cord either side of dot 32. Rotate the board so you are holding this dot at the top. Take the cord from the notch to the left of dot 16 (at the bottom) and move it straight upwards to the notch to the left of the two cords at the top. You will now have 3 cords at the top and one at the bottom. Now take the cord furthest right at the top and bring it down to the right of the remaining bottom cord. Turn the braiding board 90 degrees counter-clockwise and repeat the same process, moving the bottom left cord to the top left, and the top right cord to the bottom right. Repeat until you have created a few centimetres of unbeaded braid.

Step 4

Now bring a bead down the next cord you work with. Place it all the way to the bottom of the cord. You will find that it sits under the cord you used last. Make sure the longer part of the bead points outwards. Repeat this every time you move a cord until you have used all the beads you added earlier. You can use more or less beads if you want to change the size of the bracelet. Create a few more centimetres of unbeaded braid.

Step 5

Remove cords from the notches and knot together so the braid doesn’t unravel. Now wrap some cotton or thread tightly around the braid just below the knot, and sew through the braid a couple of times to make sure it is securely fastened. When you are happy that you have secured the braid; take some sharp scissors and cut off the knot.

Step 6

To complete, glue each end into the clasp using fevi kwik, and leave to dry.