Beginner | 28 min
Taught by Anne Weil
Harken back to your summer camp days and learn how to master the five-stranded braid. Anne Weil shares the standard technique for working this fancy braid and then shows how it can be applied to bracelets, belts, and straps. You’ll learn how to create the grownup version of a friendship bracelet by attaching your braid to a leather band and finishing it off with jewelry hardware. You’ll also learn how to use twine to create a belt, and how to use leather cording to create a seven-strand wristlet key fob. Once you get the hang of this simple braiding technique, you will be able to braid just about any type of fiber, be it yarn, rope or floss.
Learn how to:
  • Create a five-strand braid
  • Create a seven-strand braid
  • Braid using thread, twine, and leather
  • Finish ends using a sewing machine
  • Attach braid to a leather strap to make a bracelet
  • Add keychain hardware to make a key fob
  • Create a braided belt
What you’ll get:
  • Step-by-step instruction on making a 5-stranded braid and turning it into a bracelet, belt and key fob
  • 5 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Detailed supplies list
  • Expert instruction from Anne Weil
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions, and interact with other students
5-Strand Braid Crafts
Here’s what you’ll need:
5-Strand Bracelet:
Embroidery Thread (shown in class: Valdani size 12: JP11, JP12, H207, JP9, H202) (options: DMC 5, DMC shiny, Valdani, Twine)
½” Ribbon clamps closure (alternative: hook and eye closure)
Lobster clasp and jump rings
Jewelry pliers
Tape or clipboard to secure braid
Sewing machine
Coordinating thread
Ribbon clamps
Measuring tape
1/2" wide leather strap
5 Strand Twine Belt:
10 strands 2mm cotton twine and/or hemp twine, cut to 50-60” each (or 1.5 times your waist measurement)
½” belt hardware
Sewing machine
Thread in color of twine
Measuring tape
7-Strand Leather Key Fob:
7 strands of 3/32” leather cording, cut to 18” each (about 10 feet total)
Coordinating thread
Gold swivel hook
Sewing machine
  • Measuring tape
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