Retired - Keystone Stretch Bracelet

PROJECT B7046
Designer: Rachel Zaimont
Skill Level: Beginner
Swarovski crystal two-hole keystone beads add an edgy geometric flair to this easy stretch bracelet, accented by Toho seed beads.
Instructions
These instructions will make a 6 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of seed beads strung between the Swarovski crystal keystone beads.
  1. 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.
  2. Thread a big eye needle onto one of the threads. String 6 seed beads, followed by the bottom hole of one Swarovski 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.
  3. 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.
  4. Tie an overhand knot to close the ends of one thread, then double-knot it. Repeat for the second thread.
  5. 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.
  6. Enjoy your bracelet!
This bracelet is reversible! Each side of the Swarovski crystal keystone beads is a slightly different color, so wear whichever side on the outside you like.

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 - Swarovski 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.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • 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
Additional Information
Theme Autumn
Ingredients XCR-2227, SWC-7428, JSK-0098, XTL-1001,
Useful Techniques & Learning Guides

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
Opelon Stretch Bead Cord, 0.7mm 82 Feet, 1 Spool, White
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Spool.
$9.99 / Package | SKU: XCR-2227
Toho Round Seed Beads 11/0 #329 'Gold Lustered African Sunset' 8 Gram Tube
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$3.25 / Package | SKU: JSK-0098
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Bead Stopper- Stop Beads Sliding Off Stringing Material
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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