Chained Shells by Makiko Tada Restricted Content This page is either Member-only Content or is restricted to users that have purchased a class. By Cherie MacArthur|2022-04-04T21:20:02-05:00February 18, 2022|0422 Class, Virtual Gathering| No Comments Patty Coe April 3, 2022 at 8:23 pm I’d say I still qualify as a beginner, but here’s my practice braid and second try at the chained shells. For my practice braid, I used some sort of chenille style mystery yarn that was fairly thick, and for my second braid I used a size 10 mercerized crochet type thread that I had on hand. I noticed on my practice braid that the yarn was so thick that you could barely see the shells in it. Also, I started doing the pattern without doing any tightening on the braid, and that caused the back side to have bumps, and no shell indentation at all on the front. I made sure to tighten each time on my second braid, and the results were better. Carol Benner April 4, 2022 at 3:40 pm Patty, It looks beautiful! Did you add beads? And you did it on the disk! Congrats! Carol Patty Coe April 7, 2022 at 11:24 pm No beads yet! I’m slow, but I’ll get there. Makiko Tada April 8, 2022 at 3:56 pm Hi Patty, Your pink piece is perfect. Very beautiful! Please enjoy this braid! Happy Braiding! Phyllis Straus April 9, 2022 at 9:02 am I absolutely love this braid! The rhythm of braiding on the marudai was easy to memorize. The braid in my photo has no clasp yet as I have not decided whether to do a double strand necklace or a single strand necklace and bracelet. Thank you, Makiko Tada and Ikuyo Nishi for this wonderful braid! Beth Hardy April 10, 2022 at 9:42 pm Phyllis, lovely braid….I am looking for the perfect ending…..(SHELL SHAPED)??? OBLONG…. something like that. and braiding this one puts me on the beach…it’s very peaceful….. Phyllis Straus April 14, 2022 at 9:54 am Thank you, Beth. I also have not decided on what the best ending for this braid will be. A beach feel clasp sounds perfect. Let me know if you find something special. Kathy Forsythe August 10, 2022 at 12:28 pm Finally finished a 3D chained shell using variegated tencel. I loved making this braid! Thank you Makiko and Ikuyo.