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How to make Lynn's braid.

How to make bead chains, (using strips joined into links, and some ways of putting the links together.

Strips of beading can be joined into rings and the rings linked together to make chains of enormous variety. The rings can be wide or narrow, short or long, folded in half and doubled, or even have strips of beading threaded through them They can be used as cords on tassels, worn as necklaces, or added as braid to the edge of a bag or cushion The small size of the rings rules out any complex pattern, but stripes of different-colored beads are easily incorporated or random color mixes can be used.

Materials seed or cylinder beads, size 11 or smaller

How to make bead chains, (using strips joined into links, and some ways of putting the links together.

Method

Basically, what you do is make a 4-bead strip of peyote stitch about IV: inch long, loin the two ends together and finish the thread off. Then, make a second strip the same size but before joining the ends, pass one end of the strip through the link you have already made Then join the ends

Some people go merrily on. making endless links, and forget about linking them! If this should happen to you. it's a case of making more strips and A variety of bead chains, passing the strip through two links before joining the ends

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