Today’s DIY project is fairly simple and this post is mostly to inspire others to create their own version.
Above is a photo of the bead aisle at my local Michael’s craft store. Looking at all those colorful beautiful beads and the endless variety to choose from makes me want to make something unique that will accentuate my personal style.
Above is a photo with a list of supplies you need. The project is self explanatory but I do have some helpful hints.
Place your beads in a small container for easy access and to keep them from rolling all over the place. I placed my beads in a small carton box but a small bowl will do just fine.
Start by stringing your beads on the elastic cord while it’s still on the spool. This makes it easier to determine how much cord you’ll need. I bought the elastic cord at Michael’s along with the beads.
My beads were on the medium side so I chose the 1mm cord because it was thicker and seemed more sturdy. There are thinner cords so make sure the cord size you chose can go though your bead hole since bead sizes also vary greatly.
After you string all your beads make sure it fits your wrist size comfortably. Then form a U (look at above photo) with the string of beads to keep them from rolling off the table. Then cut the desired length making sure you leave 1 inch or 2 on both ends. You’ll need that much excess to tie off the ends.
Pull tightly on the elastic cord and double knot it to close the loop. You decide how loose or taut you want your bracelet to be.
Make sure your knot is tight and secure before you cut the excess elastic cord. Don’t cut too close to knot. A tiny little stub of cord is fine since it will be hidden between the beads.
Voila… you have a beautiful bracelet that is customized to your wrist wrist and one that fits your style.
Thank you for reading!
Come back tomorrow for Part II of this DIY project and see how I can make this bracelet more unique.