3. Position the soutache tails one on top of the other and, using the threaded needle from step 1, sew up through the center of the braids (sew through the V where the fibers intertwine) directly under the base of the ring (photo b). Sew back through the center of the soutache close to where the thread exited (Soutache basics, Stitch in the ditch). Retrace the thread path to reinforce the join. Lift the working thread out of the way, and trim the soutache tails under the join. Apply a small dot of fabric glue on the ends to prevent them from fraying.
4. Cut a 6 1⁄2-in. (16.5 cm) piece of color B soutache braid and a 6 1⁄2-in (16.5 cm) piece of 3 mm bolo cord. Tape both ends of the bolo cord to prevent it from fraying. Create a stack (Soutache basics) by laying the bolo cord on top of the color B soutache.