Belt with Suede Lace Cord, Swarovski® Crystals and Silver-Finished "Pewter" Drops

Embellished Slides

STEP 1
Mix a small amount of 2-part epoxy as per the manufacturer’s instructions.

Apply a small amount of adhesive to the front of a large slide then press on a crystal flat back. Repeat to embellish the front of three large slides then set them aside to cure.

Braid and Slides

STEP 2
Thread five 12-foot strands of suede lace onto a large slide. Center the slide on the cords, lining them up as shown.

Lift each side of each cord and use E6000® adhesive to secure it to the back of the slide. Set aside to cure.
STEP 3
On one side of the slide, separate the cords into a fan shape. The left cord will always be the working cord.

Move the working cord over the second cord, under the third, over the fourth, and under the fifth. Place the working cord in the right-most position.

Repeat this process to 5-strand braid approximately 2 1/2 inches.
STEP 4
Thread the three center cords onto a small slide, bringing the slide against the braided section.
STEP 5
Repeat Step 3 to braid approximately 1 1/2 inches.
STEP 6
Repeat Steps 2 - 4 to add another large slide and another small slide.
STEP 7
Braid the cord to two inches more than the desired length for one half of the belt.

Create an overhand knot at the end of the braid.
STEP 8
Repeat Steps 3 - 7 to braid and add slides to the opposite side of the cords.

Tassel Ends

STEP 9
Trim the cords to various lengths between 2 and 3 inches.
STEP 10
Add a cord end with loop to the end of each cord.
STEP 11
Use jump rings to add a round drop to the loop of each cord end.

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