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HOW TO MAKE A BEADED STRETCH BRACELET

Beaded stretch bracelets are very simple to make. Stretch bracelets are easier to make than bracelets that require clasps because stretch bracelets can be made as one size fits all and don't require special tools that are needed to attach clasps.

Materials needed to make stretch bracelets include:
Alphabet beads, pony beads or any other beads of your choice,
Stretch Cord
- cording is available in many thicknesses, make sure to choose a cord that will work with all of the beads that you select, Bead Board & Bead Mat, Scissors, Ruler, Bead Stoppers or small binder clips


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MATERIALS - BEADS & STRING
Beads are available in many types of materials including plastic beads, glass beads, gemstone beads, pearl beads and more. When choosing your stringing material to make bracelets, pay attention to the hole sizes of your beads. If you choose a cording that is too thick and the beads have small holes, then the cording will not fit. If you are making stretch bracelets, then you have several options of stretch cord to fit small holes or larger holes. You can strings beads together that have small and large holes, just choose a string that will fit the smallest holes, this means the string will fit the larger holes too.

For small hole beads, choose gossamer stretch cord or Stretch Magic cord that is 0.5mm, 0.7mm or 1.0 mm thick. Stretch cord is great for stringing beads to make necklaces or bracelets because no special clasps are needed. The jewelry you make will stretch to fit onto your wrist.

For beads with larger holes, you can use thin or thick cording. You have more options with bigger hole beads because there is more variety in the types of cords and string that will fit. You can choose gossamer stretch cord or Stretch Magic cord that is 0.5mm, 0.7mm or 1.0 mm thick, thicker 2mm elastic cording, suede cording, cotton cording or hemp cording.

INSTRUCTIONS

1. Use a bead board to arrange your beads in the correct order and the correct length. Bracelet sizes can range from 6 to 8" depending on the size of the wrist.

2. Cut 10" of cording, attach a bead stopper or small binder clip to the end. This will keep beads from falling off the cording as you are stringing the beads on.

3. String on beads in desired order

4. Tie a double knot or a surgeon's knot. Trim excess cording.

Beaded bracelets are a lot of fun to make. Create friendship bracelets using colorful pony beads and plastic beads. Personalize any bracelet with a special name, phrase or message using alphabet beads and number beads. Alphabet beads can be plastic or metal. Plastic alphabet beads are round or cube shaped and are available in several sizes. Metal alphabet beads such as pewter alphabet beads or sterling alphabet beads can add elegance to any jewelry or bead project.


         
 
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