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Make Braided Bracelets

The first thing that you should do is to cut three strands of the material that you want to make a bracelet from. The material can be a yarn, thread, leather or shoestring. For ideal results you should ensure that the strands are of different colors that look good together. For example, you can choose red, white and yellow.

You should tie the strands together by tying a knot at the top of the strand while leaving a one inch of material above the knot.

For you to easily braid the bracelets, you should ensure that the strands are long enough. To anchor the bracelet, you should tape the short loose ends of the strands to the tabletop. You can also tape the loose ends to the edge of a desk.

You should then braid the bracelet by separating the strands into three groups: left, right, and center. You should move the right strand over the middle strand and then the left strand over the right one. By doing this you will have moved the center strand to the right side. You should continue braiding until only an inch of strand is left.

After completing doing this you should tie a knot at the end of the braid and untape the bracelet. If you want to fasten the bracelet, you can tie the loose ends together.

There are many other braided units that you can make. For example, you can make a beaded unit by braiding cotton strings while adding beads along the way.

There are also braided wrap string bracelets that you can make by wrapping two strands of string or yarn around a third strand and making a bracelet out of them.

You can also make a braided paper unit by simply braiding three thick strips of paper instead of a string.

If you have advanced skills, you can make an add-on braided bracelet. Here you start by braiding three strands of strings and add more as you continue braiding.