CREATED : DIY BRAIDED BEAD NECKLACE BY ECAB
Pattern: DIY Braided Bead Necklace by ECAB
Textiles Used: I used size 8 seed forest green frosted beads from Tom Thumb
The Good: I love the necklace. I wouldn't say it's easy to construct, but after awhile you get the hang of it. I plan on making another one and I think it would go a lot better.
The Bad: It is pretty hard to get the braid to not unravel and look good. Lots of trial and error - but well worth it.
Changes Made: I used 8 seed instead of 6 seed (larger). In the future I would use 6 seed. I think it just looks better to have the larger beads and I think the braid design stands out better. Because I was using smaller beads I made 3 strands in each grouping instead of 2 strands in each.
Things I would change next time: I would use larger beads. I want to make one where the necklace is shorter and thicker - less chain more braid.
Conclusion: I love my necklace. Excellent tutorial and cheap to produce - about $10 total. I would highly recommend this to others.