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Kentucky Bluegrass Bracelets







Designed by Cynthia Kimura

The art of kumihimo allows you to bring together beautiful colors in unique ways. Artbeads chief jewelry designer Cynthia created lush color palettes by using beads in her kumihimo. The fresh greens and hints of purple and gold create effortless style in each bracelet. Learn more about kumihimo and how Cynthia made these bracelets in this Artbeads Cafe episode. You'll be inspired to create your own colorful kumihimo designs!

Techniques Used:
Kumihimo Braiding with Beads
Attaching an End Cap to Kumihimo

Green Bracelet

TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Silver-Lined Light Gold
Code: TBRD8-22
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.19$1.09$1.00
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Medium Aqua AB
Code: TBRD8-163B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14$1.05$0.97
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Grass Green
Code: TBRD8-167B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14$1.05$0.97
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Transparent Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD8-4
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.02$0.93$0.86
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Swarovski 5328 5mm XILION Bicone Lime
Code: 5328-LIME5
Length 4.5mm, Diameter 5mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
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JBB Gold-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PG-BD004
Length 8mm, Width 8 mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
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JBB Gold-Plated Pewter Spiral Toggle Clasp
Code: PG-TOG001
Loop 18x15.5mm, Bar 24mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.36$2.18$2.02
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Gold-Filled 14K Open Jump Ring 0.035 x .180 inches (0.9 x 4.6mm)
Code: GF-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.44$0.40$0.37
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2-inch Satin Hamilton Gold-Plated 20 Gauge Eye Pin
Code: FIND-0450
Length 52mm, Wire Gauge .8mm/20 gauge, Opening Diameter 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.19$0.17$0.15
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Purple and Green Bracelet

TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Gold-Lustered Amethyst
Code: TBRD8-201
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-78-1516+
$1.89$1.75$1.61
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Metallic Dark Rainbow Iris
Code: TBRD8-86
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.21$1.11$1.02
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Frosted Silver-Lined Lemon Lime
Code: TBRD8-24F
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-910-1920+
$1.35$1.24$1.14
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TOHO Bead Round 8/0 Trans-Rainbow Grass Green
Code: TBRD8-167B
Size 8/0, 8g bag 
1-1112-2324+
$1.14$1.05$0.97
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Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Purple Velvet
Code: 5000-PURV6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.48$0.44$0.40
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JBB Antique Copper-Plated Brass Leaves with Flowers Toggle Clasp
Code: BCA-TOG07
Loop 23mm x 18mm, Bar 31.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.76$3.49$3.24
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2-inch Antique Copper-Plated 20 Gauge Eyepin
Code: BCA-EP20-22
Length 2 inches, Gauge 20 
1-5960-119120+
$0.15$0.13$0.12
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6mm Copper 18 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: FIND-1050
Diameter 6mm, Opening Diameter 4mm, Wire Gauge 1mm/18 gauge 
1-7980-159160+
$0.09$0.08$0.07
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JBB Antique Copper-Plated Pewter End Cap
Code: PCA-BD001
Length 8.5mm, Width 8mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24$1.14$1.05
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Tools and Supplies

The BeadSmith S-Lon (Super-Lon) Bead Cord Bright Mix - 4 Spools, 77 yards ea.
Code: SLON-MIX07
Approx. 77 yards 
Price: $14.50
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The Beadsmith Small Kumihimo Round Braiding Foam Disk
Code: TOOL-0139
Diameter 4.5 Inch, Thickness 3/8 Inch 
1-56-1112+
$3.44$3.18$2.95
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The BeadSmith 1 7/8-Inch No Tangle Thread Bobbin with 3/8-Inch Hole
Code: SUP-0051
Diameter 46mm, Hole Size 10mm 
Price: $0.52
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Large Loop Scissors
Code: TOOL-123
Length 4-inches 
Price: $5.14
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Nymo D Bobbin White
Code: NYD-WHT
Size D (64 yards) 
Price: $1.78
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