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.
Hi--- just wondering -- as I don't have hemp-- just wondered if it could be made with colored electric wire-- it looks like scooby doo but has wire in the middle as opposed to being hollow.
Sadly, I don't have a clue what your talking about Scooby doo-wise, but yes, you can use colored electric wire, stripped or unstripped. Unstripped you'd have to loosen up your braiding quite a bit to keep the bracelet from being too tight, and you'd have to use bigger beads to fit over the plastic. Stripped, just bend it a little after you thread each bead so that you don't end up with it barely braided. Bending it will make it fit tighter together. I hope this helps a bit.
Thanks, Bleu. Scooby doo is just a name for bright colored thin tubing that that many use to make friendship bracelets with.You may know it under another name. The wire I'm talking about looks like the scooby tubes but just have very thin wire inside. Hope that makes it a bit clearer.
Lovely! So many possibilities!

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