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Step 18:

Fourth Row

For the 4th row, we will again be stringing three beads at a time. And again, we'll be stringing through the "middle bead" of each 3-bead segment. The old "middle beads" are outlined in green. The new "middle beads" will be outlined in aqua.

To start the 4th row, pull your string through the nearest middle bead (without stringing a new bead).

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Step 19:

For the 4th row, you'll be stringing three beads, each a different color. The 1st bead color should match the bead you're coming from, the middle bead color should be black, and the 3rd bead color should match the bead you're going through.

Again, you'll always be coming from and going through the "middle bead" of each segment (highlighted in aqua).

In this case, I'm coming from a green bead, and pulling through a yellow bead, so my beads go green, black, yellow.

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Step 20:

For the next three beads, I'm coming from a yellow bead and going through a pink "middle bead," so the beads I'm stringing are yellow, black, pink.

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Step 21:

Pull tightly.

I hope you can see the pattern now. The next three beads you string will be pink, black, blue. Then blue, black, green.

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Step 22:

Continue stringing beads. When you get to the end of the row, pull tightly.

My string is now coming out through a green "middle bead."

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Step 23:

2nd half of base cuff

We've now completed one half of the base cuff, and need to do the other half. I could continue working upward, but I like to weave back down because it helps me picture the cuff in halves.

So, I'm aiming for the bead outlined in aqua. Weave your string down diagonally through the path shown, until you get to the target bead.

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Step 24:

This picture just shows the process of me threading the string diagonally. I'm aiming for the target bead, currently coming through that black bead.

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Step 25:

Target bead reached! Now we have to finish the 2nd half of the base cuff.

To do this, we need to work downward from the middle, creating a mirror image of the top half. To do this, we just have to repeat the steps we followed for rows 3 and 4 of the first half.

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Step 26:

Mirror of row 3

For our second row 3, we will again be stringing 3 same-color beads at a time, using the middle bead of each segment of the last row as our "connector" beads (marked in bright green).

The first segment will be composed of three pink beads, because pink is the color bead we are stringing through. It should be obvious what color to use to match up the stripes.

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Step 27:

The next segment will be composed of three blue beads, because the connector bead we're stringing through is blue.

Continue stringing three-bead segments. The next segments will be green, then yellow, then pink, etc.

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Step 28:

When you get to the end, pull through the connector bead as usual (marked as the yellow "through" bead in this pic). Pull tightly.

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Step 29:

Then we need to work our way over to the next connector bead, which will again be the "middle" bead of each segment.

In this picture I have marked the bead where your string is coming from as "from," and the new connector bead you're aiming for is circled in orange.

The OLD connector beads (from the last row) are circled in green.

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Step 30:

Mirror of row 4 (last row)

This next row will basically be a mirror of row 4. If you remember, this was the row where we put on one colored bead, a black bead, and another colored bead.

The 1st bead color should match the bead you're coming from, the middle bead color should be black, and the 3rd bead color should match the bead you're going through.

Again, you'll always be coming from and going through the "middle bead" of each segment (highlighted in orange).

I'm coming from a pink bead, and pulling through a blue bead, so my beads go pink, black, blue.

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Step 31:

For the next three beads, I'm coming from a blue bead and going through a green "middle bead," so the beads I'm stringing are blue, black, green.

Pull tightly after each 3-bead segment, and continue beading the rest of this row. The next segment will be green, black, yellow.

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Step 32:

When you get to the end of the row, pull through the connector bead as usual. Pull tightly.

You are now done with the base cuff! You can stop here, and go to the tying off segment of the 3d cuff page to learn how to tie off the cuff. Or you can turn the cuff into a 3D by reading onto the 3d kandi cuff tutorial.