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To make stretch bracelets, use pony beads and Stretch Magic string, or elastic cording. Simple instructions and tips are listed below, this is a great activity for groups, classrooms, parties and other occasions. 


Tips - Before you start

  • Plan out the colors and beads you need, you can lay out your beads on a bead mat or place mat and decide on the pattern or order of how you will string the beads
  • You can experiment with different color combinations and patterns
  • How many beads and how much string will you need to make stretch bracelets? Click here to use our Bead Bracelet Calculator

Here is how you make an average adult size bracelet:

  1. Cut 11" elastic cord
  2. Attach a binder clip to one end, this keeps beads from falling off the end of the string as you are threading them on
  3. String beads in the design or pattern that you like
  4. Double knot the cord and trim access, some types of elastic cord have special knotting instructions so check the packaging for additional information

Having a party? Click here for party favor ideas and bead party activities.

Pony beads are popular for many types of bead projects and craft projects. You can create fun stretch bracelets using plastic pony beads and alphabet beads. Since pony bead are available in over 175 different colors and mixes, you can create many unique designs. To create personalized jewelry and accessories, use alphabet beads and number beads to spells names or create special sayings and messages. Use pony beads to create bracelets, necklaces, key chains and other crafts. 

Stretch bracelets can also be made with round beads, seed beads, cube beads, glass beads, crystals beads and gemstone beads.

Pictured Above: 
"Hope" Bracelet features Pearl mix pony beads
"Dream" bracelet features Glitter mix pony beads
"Love" bracelet features Valentine's mix pony beads

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