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35 Braided Jewelry Patterns: How to Kumihimo, Fishtail Braid, Box Braid and More

By: Kelly Spence, editor of AllFreeJewelryMaking

35 Braided Jewelry Patterns: How to Kumihimo, Fishtail Braid, Box Braid, and More


Braiding is one of the most basic ways to weave, but if you think braids are boring, think again. Simple yet intricate, braided patterns are a classic fashion motif for a reason, and there are so many ways to work this weave into your accessories. Embrace the braid with these 35 Braided Jewelry Patterns!

From simple three-strand patterns to twisted 12-strand techniques, this collection of tutorials will show you a variety of ways you can use braiding in your jewelry designs. Braiding is making a comeback! Learn how to box braid, fishtail braid, kumihimo braid, and more with these pretty plaited patterns.
 

35 Braided Jewelry Patterns: Kumihimo, Fishtail Braid, Box Braid and More

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Kumihimo Patterns

Kumihimo 12-Strand Spiral BraceletKumihimo is a beautiful Japanese braiding technique that has become incredibly popular of late, and once you check out these projects, you'll understand why. Kumihimo braiding has an incredibly intricate effect but can be relatively simple to complete given the proper tools. Learn how to kumihimo braid some stunning accessories with these free tutorials.

  1. Kumihimo 12-Strand Spiral Bracelet
     
  2. Beaded Kumihimo Bracelet
     
  3. Kumihimo Braid Bracelet
     
  4. Wedded Bliss Beaded Kumihimo Necklace
     
  5. Kumihimo Braided Cord Bracelet
     
  6. Beaded and Bejeweled Kumihimo Bracelet


Box Braid Patterns

Colorful Leather Box Braid BraceletBoth functional and fashionable, box braiding is a common technique of macrame jewelry patterns. Also known as the "square braid" or "square stitch," the box braid is sturdy and strong yet stylish. Learn how to box braid by making these jewelry projects.

  1. Colorful Leather Box Braid Bracelet
     
  2. Toothy Braided Bracelet
     
  3. Leather Box Braid Necklace DIY

 

 

Fishtail Braid Patterns

Fishtail BraceletFishtail braid bracelets are all the rage! Sometimes called a herringbone or fishbone braid, the fishtail braid is a fast and fashionable way to weave. Learn how to fishtail braid with these tutorials and make an arm party of braided bracelets!

  1. Fishtail Bracelet
     
  2. Fishtail Friendship Bracelet
     
  3. Gone Fishing Anchor Bracelet
     
  4. Faux Braided Bangle Bracelet
     


Braided Bead Patterns

Braided Seed Bead NecklaceIf you're looking for ways to spice up simple strands of beads, try braiding them together for a stunning effect! This is such an easy design idea to replicate and can be endlessly customized using different colors, sizes, and cuts of beads.

  1. Braided Seed Bead Necklace
     
  2. Golden Braided Seed Bead Necklace
     
  3. Glittering Braided Cuff

 


Braided Fabric Jewelry Projects

Simply Striking Braided Scarf NecklaceFor accessories on the softer side, try braiding fabric into a trendy bracelet or necklace. These braided jewelry designs are a great way to use some scrap fabric, a secondhand scarf, or an old T-shirt.

  1. Simply Striking Braided Scarf Necklace
     
  2. Braided Jersey Necklace
     
  3. Braided T-Shirt Bracelets
     
  4. Easy Braided Jersey Necklace
     
  5. Mixed Media Necklace

 

Braided Hemp, Cord, and String Jewelry Patterns

Five Times Lucky Friendship BraceletThe other perk about braided jewelry patterns? They're often made with the thriftiest materials! These hemp, cord, and embroidery floss jewelry projects should all be pretty cheap to make (which means you can make even more of them!).

  1. Braided Bead and Hemp Bracelets
     
  2. Beaded Hemp Wrap Bracelet
     
  3. Make a Wish Anklet
     
  4. Simple Word Bracelet
     
  5. DIY Silk Friendship Bracelet
     
  6. Braided Anchor Bracelet
     
  7. Folkloric Braid Necklace
     
  8. Nautical Braided Bracelet
     
  9. Braided Padlock Bracelet
     
  10. Ten Minute Braided Bracelet
     
  11. Five-Stranded Braid Bracelet
     
  12. Spiked Braided Chain Bracelet
     
  13. Braided Embroidery Cuff
     
  14. Five Times Lucky Friendship Bracelet

 

 

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