Step 5: Finishing Touches
After you've added as many beads as you like, finish it by braiding for a while without beads, then, tie a knot. If your using a loop and knot for the ends, I suggest double-knotting. You can also add a charm of sorts to the unbeaded braid.
Before you cut off the excess, consider finishing with several beads on the ends of the remaining cord, knotting them individually so as to keep the beads on. You could also add the charm here as well.