Step 2: Anchoring the Cord
You will now need to create a loop and three sections of elastic cord to begin. Cut two pieces of cord. One will need to be twice the length of the second piece. (Desired length depends on wrist size).
To create a loop, fold the longer piece in half,and tie both together. To create the Pony Pearls, you will braid the elastic cord therefore, you will need three sections to begin.
To help make beading easier, anchor down the loop with elastic tape.
Step 3: Before beading, begin braiding!
Before adding the pearls to the cord, braid the cord just a little bit to start off.
Step 4: Braid, bead, repeat!
After each time that you fold the chord into a braid, a pearl should be added before the next fold. Repeat this process of braiding and beading.
Step 5: Useful Tip!
To help make the process smoother and quicker, I suggest beading the pearls onto the elastic chords in the beginning and sliding them into the braid after each fold.
Step 6: Tying the Knot!
Once your desired length is reached, tie a knot at the end of the braid. Then take the three strings and separate them to tie another knot around the loop.
To complete your pony pearls, snip the extra cord off at all ends. I burned the edges a bit to prevent fraying. And now it's complete! Enjoy your pony pearls as a beautiful hair elastic/bracelet for any occasion.