The Braided Look: 4-strand Necklace
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.
: : : Materials : : :
- Bead, mother-of-pearl, white, round, 4mm (260 beads)
- Bead, garnet, 4mm rounds (130 beads)
- Bead, fossil, dark blue, round, 4mm (130 beads)
- Bead tips (8 bead tips)
- Gold splitrings, 6mm (2 split rings)
- Clasp, Screw-type (1 clasp)
||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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