Intermediate Level

Braided Ladder

by Rebeca Mojica

 

You may have heard of French braids, but the plait-like edges of this bracelet are actually Persian, Half-Persian 3-in-1 to be exact. This kit combines your knowledge of HP 3-in-1 and joins it with a Euro 4-in-1 variation to create an entirely new weave. Kits come in aluminum, copper or jewelry brass colorways.  Instructions for this kit are found in Wirework Spring 2015.


Building Block Prerequisite: This kit requires 2 building blocks: European 4-in-1 (Mesh) and Half Persian 3-in-1.

 


  

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All additional colorways are shown left. Feeling strong? For a stiffer bracelet, grab your duck-bill pliers  and and substitute the CC14's in the center for a 25 pack of X12 anodized aluminum shown right.

VARIATIONS: Create a smaller braided ladder using the sizes L18—18 SWG (1.2 mm) 1/4" (6.4 mm)—with N18—18 SWG (1.2 mm) 9/32" (7.1 mm)— and V16—6 SWG (1.6 mm) 13/32" (10.3 mm).

Or, add some bling to the regular size bracelet - create a Beaded Braided Ladder