Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since
this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.
These instructions will make a 6 inch bracelet. For a longer or shorter bracelet, adjust the number of seed beads strung between the Austrian crystal crystal keystone beads.
- 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!
This bracelet is reversible! Each side of the Austrian crystal 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 - 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