All too often when I am shopping I can't find bracelets I like that fit. I've tried elastic bracelets but most of those are for kids and don't really have colors a mom and crafter like me would wear – bubblegum pink and grape purple, anyone? Luckily, its super easy to create custom elastic bracelets at home, with just a few basic supplies and skills – all you need to know how to do is tie a knot!
- Connie Crystal Beads
- Elastic Beading Cord, Cousin Corporation
- May Arts Ribbon
- Beading Board or Wool Felt Sheet
Measure your wrist and cut 3 lengths of elastic beading cord about 6″ longer than the circumference of your wrist. This will give you enough string to tie a knot to make the bracelet. Arrange the beads on a beading board or in a row on a piece of felt fabric. I like to use wool felt – it prevents the beads from rolling away while working.
Once the beads are strung on the elastic cord, make sure they measure the length of the circumference of your wrist. If you wrist is 7″ around, then the beads should be 7″ to 7.5″ long when strung. Tie the ends of the elastic beading cord together. Repeat to create 3 bracelets.
To hide the knotted ends of the elastic beading cord, tie a length of ribbon (about 6″ to 7″ long) in a knot around the elastic beading cord knots. Then tie the ribbon into a bow to create a fancy accent.
When you can't find the right accessory for your outfits, considering creating a custom piece! Who knew it could be this easy?