Statement necklaces have been extremely popular this year and this DIY jewelry tutorial teaches you how to make chic braided bead necklaces by hand. Using a creative braiding technique, this tutorial transforms strings of beads into an inexpensive high fashion necklace.
Using several strings filled with colored beads, separate off three strands together into four sections and begin to braid the sections together. The braid used in this tutorial is a four-section braid, so the strand you’re working with goes under and over two middle pieces, as oppose to one. The end result is an intricate beaded braid that looks complicated, but was extremely easy to do. When you’re done, use a jewelry clasp to secure the ends of the necklace and join them together.
DIY Braided Bead Necklaces
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By: Misel Saban - Published: Jul 23, 2013 • References: usefuldiy