Pony Bead Stretch Bracelet Instructions

Pony Bead Stretch Bracelet Instructions

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.

Bracelet Supplies
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
  • You will need about 25-30 beads per bracelet or click here to use our Bead Bracelet Calculator
Here is how you make an average adult size bracelet:
  1. Cut 12" 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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