In this tutorial, we'll teach you how to finish an elastic bracelet.
Cut a length of about 12” of Elasticity and temporarily secure the end with a bead stopper or tape. You can also string the beads directly onto the spool. String beads onto the Elasticity in the desired pattern.
Hold your strung beads up to a ruler to make sure it is long enough for the desired wrist size. Add ½ to 1” to the measurement of the wrist. When using smaller beads, ½” is usually enough to fit comfortably on the wrist. When using larger beads, add 1”. This 7” bracelet will fit comfortably on a 6-6.5” wrist.
If you haven't cut your elastic yet, do so now. Be sure to give yourself at least 1.5 inches on either end of the bracelet for knotting. Tie a basic overhand knot.
Pull tightly, and then tie a double knot.
Your knot may come loose, which is why it is important to glue the knot to secure it.
If the bead holes are large enough, it is wise to glue the knot to the inside of a bead to hide and protect the knot. Pull one strand of elastic though one of the beads leaving the knot just outside of the bead hole.
Place a drop of the GS Hypo cement on the knot. Be sure to have a tissue or paper towel on hand, this glue will flow from the container very quickly!
With the glue still wet, gently tug on strand to pull the glued knot inside of the bead. Allow the bracelet to dry for at least 20 minutes, then use nippers (scissors will also work in a pinch) to carefully trim the extra elastic on either side of the bead containing the knot.
Congrats - you're done!
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Paper towel or tissue
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