Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Regal Bracelet

Christina Larsen’s Regal Bracelet design takes the cross kumihimo structure outlined in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy to a whole new level. The simple braided wire technique gets a completely different look when multiple lengths of wire are used in place of one.

The result is a more substantial braid for a simple yet elegant kumihimo bracelet. While the Regal Bracelet is easily customized with different combinations of colored wires, the bracelet shown calls for single lengths of silver wire encased between two copper wires. This helps to accentuate the braiding and create visual interest throughout the bracelet.

Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy: Regal Bracelet

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

Project Details

Size
Bracelet shown measures 1 3/8” x 7¾” (3.5 x 19.5 cm)

Level
Beginner

Required Materials
• 16′ (4.9 m) of copper 22-gauge wire
• 8′ (2.4 m) of silver 22-gauge wire
• 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
• Electrical tape
• Square kumihimo disk
• 2 pairs of flat-nose and chain-nose pliers
• E6000 glue

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


Learn more about the art of kumihimo wireworking in Kumihimo Wirework Made Easy!

 

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