“Your kit instructions say to loop the core cord through the sLon loop, even them out and then tie their ends together. It looked to me in the class as if you used a single core cord.”
The 1mm core in the kit is doubled, that is why it is threaded through the loop and brought up the other side.
If you use something thicker, like 2mm, then you…[Read more]
Thanks for that info Beth. Usually Imposter works well in place of silk, but I have only made this braid in silk and metallic. I actually didn’t like it at all in metallic and completely took it apart.
I recommend a soft, flexible nylon core.
Satin or rattail will also work. However, it can not be shortening with a Cord Zapper. Use Fray Check or similar product to seal the end, let dry and cut to desired length. After cutting, seal again and let dry.
Do not use Jewelry Tubing.
I do not recommend using a Core Gizmo™. If you made your braid…[Read more]
Yes, Bob, you are correct. I misspoke, but I think it was corrected in the class. Braiding Sasanami will add more space between the “mountains.” Also, you can braid a couple rows of Sasanami at the beginning of the bracelet and at the end (after the bracelet length is achieved) so that the clasp can be attachedmore easily.
The Swarovski crystal roundelle are 5040 are 4x3mm. If you want to use Chinese crystals as a substitute there are many sources and some use different descriptive information. Most are referred to as roundelle, but I found some that listed them as rondelle and even one that called them briolette, which is very weird as that is an entirely…[Read more]
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