Reply To: Questions, Comments, or Photographs for Discussion for Embellished Oimatsu. 10/11/2020 at 7:11 pm #17616 Michelle BloomI’ve finished braiding and found that my pearl section only measures 7 1/2” even when I’ve stretched it as much as I dare. I used the recommended counterweights. I guess I must have braided too tightly. Any ideas what else might have caused this?