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- To begin, please watch our video on how to make a simple stretch bracelet. Cut 2 pieces of Opelon stretch cord about 10 inches long. Place the ends of the threads into a bead stopper, leaving a 2 inch tail.
- Thread a big eye needle onto one of the threads. String 6 seed beads, followed by the bottom hole of one Austrian crystal crystal keystone bead. Then string 6 seed beads, followed by the top hole of a keystone bead. Repeat this pattern 5 more times, so all 12 keystone beads are strung through one hole on one strand of Opelon.
- Thread the big eye needle onto the second thread. String 6 seed beads, followed by the top hole of the first keystone bead strung on the other thread. Then string 6 seed beads, followed by the bottom hole of the second keystone bead strung on the other thread. Repeat this pattern 5 more times, so all 12 keystone beads are strung through both holes.
- Tie an overhand knot to close the ends of one thread, then double-knot it. Repeat for the second thread.
- Place a dab of GS Hypo Cement glue onto each knot. Let dry for a few minutes. Use scissors to cut off the excess Opelon thread about 1/8 inch from each knot.
- Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
- XCR-2227 - Beadsmith Opelon Floss Stretch Bead Cord - Make Stretchy Bracelets Fast - 82 ft.
Project uses 20 inches. You will need 1 package.
- SWC-7428 - Austrian Crystal, 5181 Keystone 2 Strand Beads 13mm, 4 Pieces, Crystal Bronze Shade
Project uses 12 pieces. You will need 3 packages.
- JSK-0098 - Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 329 'Gold Lustered African Sunset' 8 Gram Tube
Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.
- XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.
- XTL-3166 - BeadSmith Big Eye Beading Needles 2.125 Inches Long - Pack Of 4
- XTL-3000 - Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
- XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
|Ingredients||XCR-2227, JSK-0098, XTL-1001,|