Pony bead stretch bracelets are such a great craft idea because you can make so many designs and variations with different color schemes. You can also add names, words and phrases by using alphabet beads.
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.
How many beads will you need for each stretch bracelet?
You can estimate around 25-30 beads per bracelet when using 6-7mm size beads. You can adjust the number of beads you need depending on the bracelet size and the size of the beads. You can also use our our Bead Bracelet Calculator which is helpful for calculating supplies for larger projects.
Here is how you make an average adult size bracelet:
Cut 12" elastic cord
Attach a binder clip to one end, this keeps beads from falling off the end of the string as you are threading them on
String beads in the design or pattern that you like
Double knot the cord and trim access, some types of elastic cord have special knotting instructions so check the packaging for additional information
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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.