The Braided Look: 3-strand Bracelet
Braiding multiple strands of small beads gives body to the design and creates visually captivating textures. These easy-to-follow instructions for three-strand braids will get you started.
: : : Materials : : :
- Bead, tigereye, 4mm round
- Gold-plated beads, smooth round, 4mm
- Gold-filled jumpring, solder filled, approximately 22 gauge, round, 2.3mm
- French wire, 2-3 inches
- Nylon thread, #2
||Separate the three strands. Take the top (or right-hand) strand and pass it over the center strand, so that it lies between the center and the bottom strand.
||Take the opposite strand and again pass it over the center strand.
||Repeat Step 1 and Step 2 alternately, and you're braiding.
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