Zip it Up© Double Braided Bracelet with Single Color Edge Beads
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The Zip it Up© Double Braided Bracelet with Single color edge beads consists of two braids and is based on techniques from my Edge Bead Necklace ©2012 and my Magatama Fringe Necklace© 2012. Both braids in the Zip it Up© Double Braided Bracelet are Kongoh Gumi Braids. The Kongoh Gumi braid itself is an opportunity for design. The braids can be solid or multicolored with a variety of different patterns.
You will need: Kumihimo Disk (I really like the BeadSmith Thick Mini ($3.75), 8 Bobbins (I use the small plastic EZ Bobbins, Fray Block (a must), Scissors, Tape Measure, Cord Zap (optional but super nice to have), Needle & Thread (if you don't have a Cord Zap or Fray Block) and Glue. I use WeldBond. WeldBond is available at some craft stores as well as Ace Hardware stores.
You should know: Kongoh Gumi or Round Braid and how to "drop" beads. If you need a refresher on "dropping" beads, check out Kumihimo Tip #14.
– C-Lon Bead Cord (pre-cut)
– Super Duo Beads
– Seed Beads
– Riveted or Punched Tin Magnetic Clasp (as shown)
- Zipping Thread
– Instructions with photos