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Versatile Stretch Bracelets!

By October 28, 2012

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Stretch Bracelets

Stretch bracelets are some of the simplest forms of handmade jewelry, but I absolutely love their style possibilities and the fact that you can make them for men, women, or kids of just about any age group. This week I put together a new tutorial for making them, along with some tips for choosing the right stretch cord for your project.

For the bracelets in the tutorial, I used a premade mix of Toho seed beads and a bead spinner with a collapsible eye needle. For the stack shown in the photo above, I hand-strung some gorgeous, gold painted wood bicones and matte finish acrylic beads from my local bead store. Keep an eye out for funky, lightweight beads like these. They make perfect stretch jewelry -- and they're extremely economical.  Entire strands of the beads shown were under $3.00 each.

Share your own tips or ideas for stretch bracelets in a comment below.

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Comments

October 29, 2012 at 7:56 am
(1) Mary W says:

Do you have brand names of the stretch floss and elastic core polyester cord? Thanks.

October 29, 2012 at 11:01 am
(2) Beadwork says:

Hi Mary,

I usually order mine from Fire Mountain, and for whatever reason, they don’t give the brand names. Look for them here:

http://www.firemountaingems.com/search/?Keywords=stretch+cord

Hope that helps!

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