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Big City Kitty Bracelet

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Big City Kitty Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Teri McCamish

This braided bracelet is full of wild style! The texture and neutral colors are perfect for any urban jungle setting. You'll love wearing it to work, parties and anywhere in between.

Step one:
Start by cutting nine strands of the Lovely Knots 1mm ivory Chinese knotting cord approximately three feet long each. Then cut five strands of the Lovely Knots 1mm black Chinese knotting cord three feet long each and two strands of the Lovely Knots 1mm light chocolate Chinese knotting cord three feet long each.

Step two:
Look through our Getting Started with Kumihimo Handy Tip to start your pattern. You will be working with 16 strands instead of eight. You will separate the strands out into eight groups with two strands each. Refer to this PDF to know how to position your cord. Once your strands are placed correctly, you can begin braiding. Braiding with 16 strands follows the same technique as braiding with eight. You start with the strands at position 16 and work counter clockwise from there.

Step three:
Braid until your bracelet is long enough for your wrist when folded over. Remember that attaching the clasp takes away approximately 1 1/2 inches of length from the bracelet. Also remember to stretch the braid before cutting as much as you can to see if that will affect the length.

Step four:
Glue the ends of your braid into the slot of the antique copper-plated round hook clasp set and allow to dry. You can now loop the fold of the braid around the clasp hook.
Approximate Size: 7 Inches
Estimated Time:3 Hours Plus Dry Time
Difficulty Level:Beginner

Tools & Supplies:
Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk (TOOL-0034)
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces (E6000)
Perfect End Thread Burner (BURN)
Nymo D Bobbin Golden (NYD-GOLD)
List of Components:
Lovely Knots 1mm Ivory Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0095, qty x)
Lovely Knots 1mm Light Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0086, qty 1)
Lovely Knots 1mm Black Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0084, qty 1)
Antique Copper-Plated Round Hook Clasp Set (CLASP-0451, qty 1)

Alternate Products:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Lovely Knots 1mm Silver Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0088)
Lovely Knots 1mm White Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0085)
Lovely Knots 1mm Navy Blue Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards (STRNG-0090)
Black-Plated Round Hook Clasp Set (CLASP-0452)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Lovely Knots 1mm Ivory Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Ivory Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0095
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Lovely Knots 1mm Light Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Light Chocolate Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0086
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Lovely Knots 1mm Black Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Black Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0084
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Antique Copper-Plated Round Hook Clasp
Antique Copper-Plated Round Hook Clasp
Code: CLASP-0451
Length 33mm, Width 24mm, Hole Size 5mm x 10mm 
1-34-78+
$8.69 $6.95$7.89 $6.31$7.09 $5.67
Qty>

Alternate Components

Lovely Knots 1mm Silver Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Silver Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0088
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Lovely Knots 1mm White Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm White Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0085
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Lovely Knots 1mm Navy Blue Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Lovely Knots 1mm Navy Blue Chinese Knotting Cord - 50 yards
Code: STRNG-0090
Length 50 yds 
Sale Price: $3.11
Price: $3.89
Qty>
Black-Plated Round Hook Clasp
Black-Plated Round Hook Clasp
Code: CLASP-0452
Length 33mm, Width 24mm, Hole Size 5mm x 10mm 
1-34-78+
$8.69 $6.95$7.89 $6.31$7.09 $5.67
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk
Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk
Code: TOOL-0034
1-45-910+
$2.99 $2.39$2.69 $2.15$2.39 $1.91
Qty>
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
E6000 Glue 3.7 Fluid Ounces
Code: E6000
1-34-78+
$5.49 $4.39$5.29 $4.23$5.09 $4.07
Qty>
Perfect End Thread Burner
Perfect End Thread Burner
Code: BURN
Sale Price: $18.39
Price: $22.99
Qty>
Nymo D Bobbin Golden
Nymo D Bobbin Golden
Code: NYD-GOLD
Size D (64 yards) 
1-910-1920+
$1.56 $1.24$1.42 $1.13$1.28 $1.02
Qty>



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