Monday, 29 April 2013

Elastic Stretch Bracelets


Stretch Bracelets

Today I'm going to share with you how I make elastic stretch bracelets.

You will need

  • Elastic beading cord
  • Beads - ensure that the hole in the beads is of sufficient diameter to hide the knot in the elastic.
  • Glue -GS Hypo Cement or similar
  • Scissors


Instructions

Start by cutting a length of elastic approximately the circumference of your wrist plus 2 inches.
Next stretch the elastic out by pulling on each end - This ensures that is doesn't overly stretch when completed.
Thread the first bead and loop the elastic around it - this will keep the bead secure and stop them falling off the elastic.
Thread the other beads to the required length.
Once all the beads are in place, remove the loop on the first bead and tie a knot.

I tie the left thread over the right once and pull tight, tie the left over the right and loop through again. then pull tight.
Picture of knot
Start of knot

Put some glue on the knot.
Wait 24hrs for the glue to dry.
Cut the extra length of elastic close to the knot and push the knot inside a bead to hide it.

 
Glass Bracelet
Finished Bracelet