How to make a Beaded Stretch Bracelet

 

Materials Needed:

  • Stretch cord — (for this video, I use Stretch Magic)
  • Adhesive — (for this video, I use G-S Hypo Cement)
  • Tape measure
  • Cutter or Scissors
  • Bead Stopper
  • Bead Mat
  • Bracelet Bead Design Board
  • Beads (for this video, I use 10mm glass beads)

Instructions:

  1. Stretch the stretch magic about 8 to 10 times. Cut your desired length — for this video, I used 13 inches of cord. I always use more cord because I want to make sure I have enough cord left over after stringing beads to comfortably tie my knot.
  2. Put beads in the well of the desired size on the Bracelet Bead Design Board to measure and design your bracelet. Put one extra bead to the side. One option is to put all of your beads on the bead mat like I did in the video or keep beads on the bead design board and string from there.
  3. Attach bead stopper to one end of the cord. Start stringing (putting your beads) on the cord. Leaving the one extra bead to the side.
  4. Once you have strung all beads, hold both ends of the cord tightly and remove the bead stopper. Tie a double knot.
    Use the Bracelet Bead Design Board to measure the finished bracelet in the desired size (the size you started off with). If bracelet is not the correct size (does not fit in the well), untie the knot and add that one extra bead. Tie a double knot again and measure the finished bracelet. If bracelet fits comfortably in the well, tie another single knot. Make sure the knots are tight.
  5. Remove the top off the G-S-Hypo cement. Put bracelet on index finger and put your thumb on the knot. Pull the beads that are to the right and left of the knot slightly exposing the knot while keeping your thumb on the knot. Remove your thumb and apply G-S Hypo Cement. Make sure the knot has enough cement covering it. Once the desired amount of G-S Hypo cement has been applied, bring the beads to the right and left of the knot back towards the knot. Let dry for a couple of hours or until cement has completely set or dry.

Happy Beading!!!

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