How to Make a Beaded Stretch Bracelet
Making string friendship bracelets can be time consuming, and they require a certain skill. Beaded stretch bracelets are the perfect compromise. They only take a few minutes to make, and you can design them with personal touches, like charms, or beads in your favorite colors.
Here's what you'll need:
- Stretch Cord (preferably Opelon .7mm)
- G.S. Hypo Cement
- Optional: Charms
- Optional: Spacer Beads
Step 1: Decide on a pattern for your beads. If you're only using one type of bead, skip to step 2.
Step 2: Unravel about 10 inches or more of stretch cord, but don't cut it. You can use the reel as a base to catch your beads as you string them.
Step 3: String your beads. If you're adding a charm, string that somewhere in the middle of the beads.
Step 4: Holding the two ends of the stretch cord together, wrap the beads around your wrist like a bracelet to test whether you have too few or too many beads.
Step 5: When you're happy with the length, cut the cord off the reel leaving ample room on either end.
Step 6: Tie the cord several times so that the knot doesn't slip.
Step 7: Dab a small drop of the G.S. Hypo Cement onto the knot to strengthen its hold.
Step 8: Trim the excess string, leaving about 1-2mm on either side.
Step 9: Slide the knot inside one of the beads so that it's no longer visible.
Step 10: Show it off! You're done!
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