Cut 5 strands of embroidery floss about 4 ft long, fold in half and knot at the middle to make a loop. Secure with tape to a table or board.
You will braid using two same-color lengths of cord as one piece. Make sure that the two cords lie flat next to each other as you braid. Arrange the cords so that there are 3 pairs on the left and 2 pairs on the right, in any color order you like.
The first pair of Working Cords is from the far left (yellow). Bring the Working Cords over the next pair to its right (turquoise) and then under the following pair to the right (purple).
Pull the Working Pair over to the right side. You now have 2 pairs on the left and 3 pairs on the right.
Pick up new Working Cords from the far right (blue) and work right-to-left this time. Bring the Working Cords over the next pair to its left (pink) and then under the following pair to the left (yellow).
Pull the Working Pair over to the left side. You now have 3 pairs on the left and 2 pairs on the right. Starting with the new leftmost Working Pair (turquoise), repeat these steps until your bracelet reaches your desired length.