Simple Documentation Whether or not you intend to replicate the braid you are making, keeping notes can help you plan another similar project in the future. There are many ways to document a braid as well as some useful apps that can be downloaded to your phone or tablet. These are some of the things I like to use to keep track of my projects. Kongoh Beaded Braid with Counted Bead Pattern The Bead Layout Blank is used keep a record of the bead placement when making a counted pattern. You should also make notes of your cord length, type of cords, and necklace length. See example of how to use the Bead Layout Blank. I attached a photo for easy reference….