Iridescent Braids

A necklace and bracelet of braided tubular herringbone-stitched ropes

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The designer was inspired to make this project after admiring some braided silver jewelry in a catalog. To achieve a similar effect, she braided three ropes of tubular herringbone-stitched Delicas, then used tubular peyote stitch to make beaded end caps.
Required Materials: Metallic Delicas, magnetic clasps, beading thread. See project for complete list.
Tools Needed: Beading needle, thread conditioner, round pencil. See project for complete list.
Techniques Used: Tubular Herringbone, Peyote Stitch, Ladder Stitch
Finished Size: 17" (necklace); 8" (bracelet)
Originally Published: Beadwork, August/September 2005

SKU: EP1114

Author/Speaker/Editor: Jennifer VanBenschoten

Format: eProject