Vertebraid Tutorial


Braid a beautiful cord with doubled strands of silver wire, then finish it off to create a bangle bracelet or smaller sections of braid with cones and a loop for linking. This is a great technique to showcase big-hole slider beads like the ones that fit Pandora bracelets. It is faster than Viking Knit and you don’t need to use a draw plate. This braid can be adapted for use with leather cord as well (last photo). If you’re a little intimidated by this braid or you want a warm-up, check out my Braided Copper Bangle tutorial.

This tutorial includes detailed, step-by-step instructions with high-quality color photographs and a materials list. The PDF can be downloaded instantly after payment is completed.

Level: Intermediate

Supplies needed: 22ga fine silver wire, 18ga sterling silver wire, 2 skinny sterling silver cones, slider beads with 5mm+ hole (optional), hook clasp, chain nose pliers, round nose pliers, wire cutters, large binder clip, alligator clip, nylon or rawhide hammer, steel bench block.


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