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Kumihimo Summertime Anklet Project

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Part Number:PROJ-0383

About This Project

Summer is as carefree as popsicles and flip flops! So is this fun neon colored Kumihimo Anklet! The inspiration for this design came from a conversation Kelly and I were having about Kumihimo and the Neon color craze! I told her I wanted to do something but didn't have the right design idea yet...thus came the anklet. I have used the S-Lon for beaded Kumihimo but why not just as the cord? The colors are so vibrant and the braid is fine, but not too fine. With a few drops of neon Swarovski Pearls and a puffy heart charm, I think we have a winner! Of course any of the wonderful colors will do, but there is something special about these yummy summer shades of fun!

Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Designer

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Lead Designer
  1. To create this anklet, you need to know how to Kumihimo! I am using four colors, however the Episode 1 Video will teach you all you need to know about how to make the anklet Episode 1: Simple Twist Pattern and I will fill in the rest!
  2. The average size of an anklet is 8 to 10". I err on the greater size, so I will assume 10". So the formula is 3x(the length desired). So we will cut 2 strands of each of the 4 colors, 30" in length, a little extra if you feel you need it.
  3. Put all the strands together and tie an overhand knot at the end.
  4. Now we are ready to load the disk. Placing the knot in the center hole, add a pink strand North (to the left of 32) and a pink strand South (to the left of 16). On the other side of each pink, place a yellow strand North and South. Place a green strand West (to the left of 24) and a green strand East (to the left of 8). On the other side of each green, place an orange strand, West and East.
  5. You will see that your thread colors are in opposing slots across from one another.
  6. Make your braid until you have the desired length. I made mine just about 10", knowing I was going to loose an inch or so, for the crimp ends, clasp and extension chain. If you do not want to use chain, plan accordingly.
  7. Treat the end you removed from the disk first, trimming the excess threads. Apply the crimp ends, according to the usage video on the product page.
  8. Measure the piece and determine your length, and apply some Zap-a-Gap to the braid, about 1/4" of area below and above where you want to cut, so that you will be cutting in the middle of that 1/4" glued area.
  9. After the glue is dry enough make your cut and apply the other crimp end as you did above.
  10. Add jump rings to attach the clasp and extension chain.
  11. Add heart charm and pearl drops on head pins to the jump ring that you attached the chain to, to complete.

Tools and Materials Needed:
Kumihimo 6" Round Braiding Disc With Instructions
S-Lon Bead Cord, Neon Pink, 77 Yards
S-Lon Bead Cord, Neon Orange, 77 Yards
S-Lon Bead Cord, Neon Yellow, 77 Yards
S-Lon Bead Cord, Neon Green, 77 Yards
Silver Pewter Pinch Crimp End, 3.5mm- 2pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Pink, 20pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Yellow, 20pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Green, 20pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 4mm, Neon Orange, 20pc- 1pc

Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Pink, 10pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Yellow, 10pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Green, 10pc- 1pc
Swarovski Crystal Pearls, 6mm, Neon Orange, 10pc- 1pc
Silver Plate 2" Head Pins With 2mm Ball, 22 Gauge, 10pc- 2pc
Silver Plated Small Puffed Heart Charm, 7mm- 1pc
Silver Filled Trigger Clasp, 11mm- 1pc
6mm Silver Plated 18 Gauge Jump Rings, 10pc- 2pc
Silver Filled Oval Cable Chain By The Foot, 2x3mm- 1"
Chain Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Beadalon Flush Cutter with Soft Ergonomic Handles

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