Pru McRae is a kumihimo jewelry designer with some great tips! There is an easy solution if you are braiding with bigger beads like very round 6/0 and don't like the hollow area formed inside. The braided piece becomes "squishy"!  What Pru shows in her tutorial is how to braid around a cord cord. The result is a solid piece which still retains its flexibility.

Not all beads will cause a problem. But if it does, you know what to do now!

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