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Pick up your materials: Check out your local craft store or Michaels  for a range of waxed thread, colorful ribbons, yarn, or even classic gimp string. Also, don't forget the securing materials, like glue and clasps, and beads and rhinestones for embellishments.
Start braiding: There are a ton of braiding techniques to choose from. For beginners, we suggest trying the old-school corkscrew gimp method  or chevron weave . Intermediate players can try the cobra stitch method  or heart technique  if you really want to impress. Ready, set, go — good luck!Left to right: Gimp string corkscrew technique, chevron technique, heart technique, and cobra stitch technique.