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I was toying with the idea of making a braided pendant, but I wasn’t certain that I could pull it off. Finally, I took the plunge and made one.

close up of braided pendant necklace on display

I made the braided pendant in the same manner as the swirl coaster, except that I braided a longer cord with only one color.

It only takes 30 minutes to complete a braided pendant (excluding drying time), so you could make several of these in one afternoon. Just remember to allow the braided pendant to dry thoroughly before using.

Braided Pendant


materials for braided pendant

Lily’s Sugar ‘n Cream cotton yarn in Hot Blue (approx. 1/4 skein/color, but use any scrap or leftover cotton yarn that you have first)

Aleene’s Fabric Fusion


9 or 10mm jump ring

flat nose pliers

bent nose pliers

Dimensions (approximate): 2” diameter


Make the braided cord

make the braided cord for the braided pendant

Cut 6 strands of yarn of approx. 48” each. Take the group of strands and knot one end, leaving a 1.5” tail.

Separate the strands below the knot into 3 groups of 2. Begin braiding the strands making certain that you keep the tension even.

Continue until you are approximately 1.5” from the end. Make another knot. Trim the excess yarn from each end of each braid.

Soak the braided cord in a solution of 1 capful of white vinegar in a bowl of water. Rinse the cord, then allow to air dry.

When the cord is completely dry, lay the cord on a table horizontally.

Make the pendant

Make the pendant by starting at the center. Take one end of the cord and glue the side and tip of the knot. Wrap the cord around the knot.

wrap braided cord for braided pendant

Apply more glue along the side of the cord facing you. Wrap the cord around the circle. Continue in this pattern until just before the knot. Attach the jump ring around the cord next to the knot.

attach jump ring to braided pendant

Apply glue underneath the knot and press it firmly onto the edge of the circle. Continue to press the sides of the circle together to set the glue. Allow it to dry according to the instructions on the package.

braided pendant

Once the braided pendant is completely dry, wipe off any excess glue.

Attach the pendant to your favorite cord. Enjoy your new necklace!

braided pendant necklace on display

I would love to know if you tried making this project. Please contact me through the Comments section below.

If you love braiding, then check out my other braiding projects.

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Spinster Simone 🙂

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