Two Ways to Add Beads to a Traditional 3-Strand Braid

Uploaded by Beadaholique on 06.09.2012

Hi this is Megan with and I want to show you to add beads to a three strand braid. I'm going to show you two different ways that you
can do this and I'm sure there are other ways to do it but this is two very easy
the first way I'm going to show you is this one over here. I did a few so you can see
what it looks like
this is when you add a bead
to the outside every time that you bring the outside to the center
You can have your braid on your strings
you can add a bead every time. This will save if you go ahead and put some on
the on a string
and all you're gonna do is move a bead up
to the string before you bring it to the center
that is super
quick and easy
just slide a bead up
and bring your string to the center
you can see that's going to give you this stepped back and forth
kind of zip zag look
move the bead up
and bring your bead to the center
bead up
and string to the center and make sure that
your bead stays to the side and doesn't cross this next string to the center with your cord
that's one way of doing it
the other way of doing it is
putting it on one side or the other every time you bring it to the center
so I have done mine every time I bring my left string to the center I've
put a bead up
and on this one
what I'm doing is actually making sure that my bead
does cross
that next cord
so that it keeps it nice and separate so
your string should go
over the left cord into the center and then
put your bead up
and then you put the right
cord to the center
and then with the left cord again
the center
and then
add the bead
left cord into the center
and continue that way
and that gives you
see that's what happens if you don't
put your bead
past that left cord. You want to make sure that it goes past the left cord
so that you can get this kind of nice
down the middle at an angle
enclosed look to your bead and you can do them also on the right cord going to
the center. Either way that'll just angle to the other side
so it's two different looks and it's two different very easy ways to make a really
simple basic braid look a lot fancier