Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Framed Leather Bracelet

When designing projects for her book Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy, author Chrisina Larsen was inspired to create a bracelet that elegantly incorporated leather and wire together.

The resulting Framed Leather Bracelet is a stunning design that utilizes the two materials together flawlessly. Two bands of cross kumihimo braid structures frame an internal band made by braiding wire and leather together. This creates a beautiful intricate-looking bracelet that is easier to make than it looks.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Framed Leather Bracelet

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

Project Details

Size
Bracelet shown measures 3/8” x 8” (1 cm x 20.5 cm)

Level
Intermediate

Required Materials
• 11’ (3.4 m) of 20-gauge wire
• 21 1/3’ (6.5 m) of 26-gauge wire
• 6’ (1.9 m) of 1 mm leather cord
• 2 ribbon ends (20 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
• Scissors
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Framed Leather Bracelet

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

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