Stretch Bracelets are a great way to get started in jewelry, mainly because you don’t need any special tools. You just need beads and the elastic cord. The creativity is in the beads and how you arrange them.
Once you have created your stretch bracelet, try a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms, see a different take on a stretchy bracelet or try a Stretch Button Ring. Prefer to learn via video? See ECT TV Episode 1 for a video on how to make a stretch bracelet.
- Elastic cord
- Optional: tape
Cut a piece of elastic cord long enough to fit around your wrist, plus about 6 extra inches.
String the beads onto the elastic cord. To keep the beads from sliding off one end, you can place tape on one end of the cord.
Tie knot in the cord. There is a specific way to tie the knot so it stays.
I’ve taken photos with a darker string so it’s easier to see:
Tie a regular beginning of a knot, like you’re tying your shoes.
Tie another one, but do NOT pull it tight yet.
Wrap the loose right end around once again.
Then wrap the left loose end around again.
Then pull the knot tight.
Pull it apart and stretch it to make sure that the knot will stay and not slip.
I like to pull a bead over the knot, too.
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