Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelet

While planning out projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Christina Larsen knew she wanted to include a number of beaded wire kumihimo designs. One of these designs ended up becoming the Edgy Bracelet, the first beaded wire kumihimo design that Christina ever created.

A length of the cross kumihimo braid structure is completely transformed in this design when beads are added along the edge of the bracelet. Explore different looks for this design by experimenting with a variety of materials. Thicker wire and stronger colored beads create a bold statement bracelet, while finer wire paired with delicate bicones makes for a more elegant look.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelet

From Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelets and variation.  Image courtesy of David Baum.

 

Project Details

Size
Bracelet shown measures 3/8” x 8-5/8” (1 cm x 22.5 cm)

Level
Beginner

Required Materials
• 9-1/3’ (2.9 m) of 20-gauge wire
• 48 rounds (3 mm)
• 2 ribbon ends (10 mm)
• 3 jump rings (5 mm)
• 1 lobster claw clasp
• Extender chain

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

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Edgy Bracelet

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

See more wire kumihimo projects in the Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy Lookbook!


Find more beaded wire kumihimo jewelry in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

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