Braiding is a simple, yet so effective, way to revamp or recreate an old piece.
John Bead has so many cords in stock and I am attracted to the leathers, suedes and other thicker stringing materials.
Recently I pulled out some suede cord in order to see whether or not I could make the edges of this old chain look more interesting.
I had to call in my friend Nancy, the expert braider. You can see her non-technical tools; bobby pins which helped to create a braid on the edge of the chain.
I think that looks wonderful. The added bonus is the softness you feel from the suede.
Curious about the idea…we used some Dazzle-It rattail too. Love this.
I am gong to continue experimenting with different cords this month!