Big City Kitty Bracelet Instructions Designed by Artbeads
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)
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)