Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Corset Bracelet

The Corset Bracelet from Christina Larsen’s book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy is a great example of how well wire can play with leather in kumihimo braiding.

Two wire bands of diagonal braid structure are softened in appearance with the addition of leather cording laced between them and around the outer edges. Make the Corset Bracelet your own by using a bold colored leather, or create a more subdued accessory with a more neutral palette.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Corset Bracelet. Image courtesy of David Baum.

From Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Corset Bracelet. Images courtesy of David Baum.

Project Details

Bracelet shown measures 9/16” x 8 3/8” (1.5 cm x 21.5 cm)

Required Materials
• 16’ (4.9 m) of 22-gauge wire
• 4-3/4’ (1.5 m) of 0.5 mm leather cord
• 2 ribbon ends (13 mm)
• 3 jump rings (5 mm)
• 1 lobster claw clasp
• Extender chain

Required Tools
• Measuring tape
• Wire cutters or flush cutters
• Scissors
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• Fine round-nose pliers
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue

Discover the beauty of braiding leather and wire together in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

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