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    AvatarRandy Spicocchi

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    • #18939

      Set up for first attempt to use Yin’s graph and 7-strand ‘Fill the gap’ braid that included a very large feature bead in the center of the feature section.  The large bead completely hung out of the braid structure on the first iteration.

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      View from the top

      Beginner’s Big BooBoo:   In the first iteration, the large stripey feature bead was strung on cord 4, 8th position at the central bead position.    Next attempt:  Eliminate all beads on all cords in the 8th position of the focal section.  String only the first half of the beads. Braid to the central point.  Run all cords through the big hole in the large stripey feature bead.  Then load the second half of the beads.

    • #18941

      Results better.  Big stripey bead now hangs well in the braid with all cords running through it.  Note however, the black cubes which were supposed to fall in the main row of the focal section didn’t quite make it.

      • #18954

        nice braid!….love that black and white focal. i took a lot of notes when i was working with this grid pattern. and i had a lot of misplaced beads in the beginning, but that’s the great thing, you can unbraid and start again.

    • #18942


      Point of Braiding, for what it’s worth.

    • #19068

      Final Beaded Black & White 7-strand braid with acrylic magnetic clasp.  Sadly, the cubes did not align as planned in the focal section.  (Sorry I blew it, Yin.)

    • #19098

      Final Black & White Beaded Necklace, 7-Strand with Large Focal Bead in Focal Section.

    • #19105

      Tina. I love your braid!  Perfect for B/W challenge. And it looks great with the striped shirt.

    • #19449

      Work in progress

      Kongoh Gumi braid work in progress.

    • #19450

      Finished braid

      Here’s a photo of my finished braid using variety of beads in many sizes. Added a hint of lustre grey and Gold opal beads. Keeping the tension right was little challenging.

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