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DIY - Braided Bead Necklace

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

Here is another little tutorial for you!

A simple but really pretty leather braided and bead necklace.

Let's get started!

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

You'll need:

♥ beads
♥ 1 mm waxed irish linen cord (5 x 45 inch)

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

1. tie the five strands together.

how to make a braided leather and bead necklacehow to make a braided leather and bead necklacehow to make a braided leather and bead necklace
how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

2. braid them (the outside strand goes over and under - see above) for 14 1/2 inches. tie a knot.

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

3. strand different amounts of beads on each strand. (shortest - 7 3/4 inch, longest - 9 1/2 inch) 

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

4. tie another knot.

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

5. braid for another 14 1/2 inch and tie both ends together.

how to make a braided leather and bead necklace

Voila! You are done :)

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Happy Crafting!

♥ Erika

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Comments:

Cady:

I love this!! Totally going to go make this for my bestie (:

May 01 2012 at 03:05 PM

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