Red, Copper, Silver, Metallic Braided Belt
This easy to make belt is the perfect accessory for the silver embellishments on my Pretty Jean Pocket tutorial. Three long strands of suede and leather cord, silver plastic links and a hook make a simple to create and simple to wear belt. If you’ve ever woven a regular three section braid, you’ll find the six strand braid a snap to put together. It uses the same three steps repeated until you have the length you need.
step 1 - Determine the length needed for your cords. Measure over your waistband with your pants on. This is your base number. Now divide that number by 9 to arrive at your add-on number. Combine your base and add-on number. Multiply the answer by two since each cord is folded to make 6 strands.
EXAMPLE: Waist 36”
Divide by 9 = 4
36” + 4” = 40”
40” X 2 = 80”
Cut a silver, red, and copper cord to measure 80” long.
- red suede lace
- chunky plastic chain
- Dazzle Tac glue
- Bead Landing Silver and Copper metallic Cording
- Jewelry Basics Metal Clasp
- Scotch tape and painter’s tape