Saturday, January 17, 2009

Free Tutorial: Basic 3-Wire Braiding

This is like a "Commercial Break" for me.
Do enjoy this Basic 3-wire Braiding Tutorial. It only takes about half an hour or less to finish a simple bracelet with this Basic 3-wire Braid Tutorial. Once done and you are feeling adventurous enough, you may even want to try create something like these| Facing the Cobra II or Meet me Halfway :) HAPPY WRAPPING!
Note: Read the pictures from left to right.
Basic wire braiding tutorialStep 1| Cut 3 separate wires of about 9 inches each. Step 2| Grip all 3 wires with a quick grip (I used hubby's quick grip here :)).
Basic wire braiding tutorialStep 3| Take wire 1 on the left over wire 2 in the center. Step 4| Take wire 3 on the right over wire 1 which is now in the center. Step 5| Continue by repeating Steps 3 and 4, keeping the wires as close as possible to each other. Basic wire braiding tutorialStep 6| Stop braiding when you almost reach the end. Leave about and inch to form spirals later. Basic wire braiding tutorialStep 7| Use something round (here I use Oil of Olay Suncreen Lotion bottle) to shape the bracelet. Step 8| Once done, use round nose and flat nose pliers to make tiny spirals of the remaining wire ends. Well done! You made yourself a simple braided bracelet. Are you ready for more? Maybe you can try these out| Facing the Cobra II or Meet me Halfway :) or wait for the tutorials - Coming Soon :)


  1. Excellent beginner tutorial!! I too have "borrowed" my husband's vice which grips wire well.

  2. Thanks very much Pearl. Been wanting to do this for a while and finally get it done and over with today :)

  3. I found your tutorial through MyCraft. It looks great - looking forward to trying it!

  4. Thanks for posting this, It inspired me to give braiding a try, I have a bangle which I plan on posting this week. Thanks again for the inspiration.

  5. Thanks so much for the tips, Mei! I'll have to see if I can find a grip or vice to try one of these.

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  7. What gauge of wire are you utilizing here? I am just starting and thought this would be an easy item to make to learn how to work with the wire and tools before I purchased your other tutorials. THank you

  8. Saw your post about the wire gauge. Thanks so much! I am going to get some wire today and try it out. Thanks again!


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