Tools and Materials Needed:
- 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!
- 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.
- Put all the strands together and tie an overhand knot at the end.
- 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.
- You will see that your thread colors are in opposing slots across from one another.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- After the glue is dry enough make your cut and apply the other crimp end as you did above.
- Add jump rings to attach the clasp and extension chain.
- Add heart charm and pearl drops on head pins to the jump ring that you attached the chain to, to complete.
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