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Tropical Sky Kumihimo Necklace

Tropical Sky Kumihimo Necklace

Tropical Sky Kumihimo Necklace

Products used in the project

Item QTY Price

Silver Plated Iron Jumprings 4mm 0.8mm Thick P...

F0210

1 £1.31 Now: £0.98

Silver Plated Curb Chain with Clasp 2x3mm 17in...

CH27

1 £1.19

Titanium Plated Mini Toggle Clasp 13mm with Decoration Pk1

F0251

1 Out of stock

No Tangle Thread Bobbins with 24g Weights 1-7/...

W368

1 £6.97

Kumihimo Braiding Disk Round 6 Inch Pk1

W323

1 £2.09

Antique Silver Zamak Cord Ends with Loop 4x10mm 2mm Hole Pk4

F0141

1 Out of stock

Fevi Kwik One Drop Instant Adhesive/Glue 1g Tube

W311

1 £1.99 Now: £1.49

Some of the products required to make this item are either out of stock or no longer available.

Total Cost = £12.72
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Step 1

You may prefer to keep the lobster clasp that comes with the CH27 silver plated chain.
If so, there will be no need to purchase the mini toggle clasp.
If you wish to change the clasp, cut the original clasp off and attach the two sections of toggle clasp using jumprings.


Step 2

Join the toggle clasp and find the centre point of the chain.
Cut the chain in half.
This is where the kumihimo design will fit.

Step 3

Cut 8 strands of thread each measuring approx. 30".
Wrap these around bobbins leaving a tail to thread your beads onto.
Thread 25 beads onto each thread.
You should have 4 threads of turquoise beads and 4 threads of white beads.

Step 4

Position one of each colour at the 4 points on your kumihimo board. 

Step 5

Knot the threads together through the centre of the board.

Step 6

Braid approx. 1cm of the thread before starting to add the beads. 

Step 7

Continue adding beads to your braid until you have used all of them. 

Step 8

Finish by braiding another 1cm section with just thread, this will be glued into your cord ends. 

Step 9

Glue along this section of braided thread so that it doesn't unravel.
Cut a point at the end of the braid so that it will easily go into the cord end.
Place the cord into the cord end when it is dry to see if it fits properly.
Add some more glue all the way down the 1cm of braided thread and push it into the cord end.
You may want to add a drop of glue around the base of the cord end to secure further. 
Repeat for the other end of the kumihimo braid. 

Step 10

Once you are happy that these are secure, attach jumprings to the loops on the cord ends. 

Step 11

Loop the jumprings onto your chain that you cut earlier. 

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