One of the projects I’ve been working on is braiding over some rods, they will be part of a chandelier. Orignally the rods were supposed to be 10 feet each (4 rods), so I cut out 32 strands at about 18 feet each for a total of about 576 feet of 9mm lace!
When I got the rods they were only 6 feet, so the plaiting job ended up being much easier! However plaiting over a metal rod is much harder on your hands and arms than braiding a bullwhip.
Here’s the finished metal rods: