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Home > Tutorials > Kumihimo Braided Earrings

Kumihimo Earrings

by Carmi Cimicata
 
Materials: Kumihimo Round Braid Disc Kit, rattail, end caps, thread, Hypo Cement, closed jump rings, earring hooks, wire, round-nose pliers
 
We have had several kumihimo articles to help you get started making necklaces and bracelets.  These earrings are what you can make with any extra kumihimo braid you may have. In fact, you might make a longer braid now in order to make matching earrings!
 
I used these small pewter end caps to make my earring attachment.  You could use other end caps or kumihimo findings.  If you use the end caps, you will need to make a wire loop and glue the kumihimo braid in place as shown here.
 
When you want to cut a kumihimo braid you need to tie off a section so it doesn't unravel too much.  This is the first time I wanted to let my rattail ends remain unbraided as part of the finished earrings.  I needed to cover that tied-off section.
 
I used a closed jump ring to make it look finished.  I glued it in place with Hypo Cement which also kept the braid from unraveling in the future.
 
Add an earring hook and you're done!