Valentine's Day Bead Bracelets with Words - Ideas & Instructions

Valentine's Day Bead Bracelets with Words - Ideas & Instructions

Make the fun and flirty Valentine's Day bracelets for your special friends and loved ones. With alphabet letter beads and pretty pink, purple and pastel colored pony beads, you can create personalized, wearable gifts. These beaded bracelets will be such a sweet surprise to put into cards, gift bags and presents

These designs feature round beads, heart beads and round alphabet beads & number beads. 

Create personalized name bracelets and add colorful beads

Make custom bracelets inspired by candy and cards

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. 

Bracelet Supplies
  • 12" of elastic cord per bracelet, our example uses Opelon Stretch Cord by BeadSmith
  • 25 - 30 beads - 6mm round beads, Heart & Flower beads, and 7mm Round Alphabet Beads
  • scissors
  • binder clip
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, you can adjust the bracelet size by adding or subtracting beads, don't forget to cut a longer piece of stretch cord to make larger bracelets
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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