Length of video – 10.13 minutes
Explanation of equipment – 1.10 minutes
Demonstration starts – 1.53
2 end cones – they need to be at least 2mm wider at the base than the braid 10cm wire, 0.8mm/20 gauge Clasp and 2 jump rings Small bead to add decoration to the tip of the cone (optional)
Ordinary sewing needle and strong thread Set of pliers, inclucing wire cutters, round nose pliers and flat or chain nose pliers Scissors All-purpose or fabric glue A big darning needle can be used to pierce the braid more easily and a wine cork can be used to push into
How to finish braids – the wire method
It is really useful to be able to finish off your braids in different ways and this video shows how to attach an end cone and clasp using wire. It is very secure and makes it possible to use a wider range of findings than the glue method.
Click here for instructions for the wrapped loop.