The Braided Look: 4-strand Necklace

From the Fire Mountain Gems and Beads Collection
Braiding multiple strands of small beads gives body to the design and creates visually captivating textures. These easy-to-follow instructions for four-strand braids will get you started.

For each strand: 2 mother-of-pearl, 1 fossil and 1 garnet.
  • Connect a bead tip. Connect all our bead tips to one splitring. Fasten split jumpring with a pin to the work surface.
  • Thread 130 beads.
  • Connect a bead tip
Braid all four strands together, as illustrated on the left, for a length of about 19 inches, (strands will be in original order when finished).
Connect the four bead tips to the other split ring, being careful to retain proper order.
Connect each split ring to one-half of the clasp.

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