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Everyone can braid things, right? Can you braid more than 3 things? Here is how to braid 8 strands of cord, string, yarn, leather strips or you name i...
Take four strands of cord, string, yarn, or these things which are the "self ties" out of old yoga pants.
While the purpose of this instructable is how to braid, you will need something to start on. A great looking belt buckle like this cat belt buckle fro...
Stabilize the belt buckle so you can tug on it a little bit. I tied a cord on the belt buckle, then tied the cord around a chair leg. Depending on the...
Starting with the belt buckle upside down, take the first cord, fold in half and make a loop. Feed the loop under the belt buckle end. Fold the loop ...
Do the same with each of your cords doubling the cords and ending up with 8 cords to braid. In the image from left to right, there are 2 blacks, 2 bl...
Always count from left to right, 1 through 8. Starting with the 5th cord (gray) from the left, put it over the 4th cord (blue.) The colors are now b...
Take the 3rd cord (blue) and put it over the 2nd cord (black.) Then continue that same black cord over the 5th gray one. The colors are now black, ...
Take the 7th cord (black) and put it over the 6th cord (gray), then under the 5th cord (blue) then over the 4th cord (black.) The colors are now blac...
Take the 1st cord and put it over the 2nd, under the 3rd, over the 4th. The colors are now blue, gray, black, black, black, blue, gray, black.
Take the 8th cord and put it under the 7th, over the 6th, under the 5th and over the 4th. Now the colors are blue, gray, black, black, black, black,...
Time to tighten it all up a little. Tug a little on each cord and pushing the braided parts closer together.
Take the 1st cord (the blue one in this case)and put it over the 2nd, under the 3rd and over the 4th. Take the 8th cord (gray) and put it under the 7...
Looking at another way, take the left most cord (gray) and put it over, under and over. Take the right most cord (blue) and put it under, over, under,...
Always take the left most cord first and put it over, under, over. Then take the right most cord and put it under, over, under and over. The colors ...
Left cord: over, under, over. Right cord: under, over, under, over. Tighten. Repeat.
To end it, tack down the ends either straight across or in a "V" shape. Third image is machine sewn in the "V" shape. Select a thread color to either ...
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Looks alittle confusing but I'm sure once you know how it won't be.
It's one of those instructables where you have to follow along with cords in your hands. Once you start seeing the pattern, it becomes easier. At least that is how I learn things.
Wow! It looks like six inches wide, too! Good to hear that you enjoyed my Instructable!
This is three of the braided spalled obsidian chips. I spalled the obsidian, ground off the edges and wrapped the pieces in the wire braids. Thanks so much for sharing the braid tutorial. :D
This works GREAT with wire. I made a bezel for holding stones out of it and laced the heck out of it across the top and bottom of the stones.
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