This awesome tutorial teaches you how to make a basic beaded bracelet! Use fair trade boho beading supplies in this easy-to-do tutorial. Feel free to be creative and swap out supplies for beads you may have lying around!
- Batik Bone Beads
- Metal Spacer Beads
- Gossamer Floss
- Beading Wire
- Hypo-Cement Glue
Measure 20 inches of elastic cord on fold.
Insert the wire needle on the fold of the elastic.
Lay out your beads in the desired pattern. For this design, we chose to alternate evenly between batik bone beads and brass spacer beads.
Bead your pattern on the elastic, until you reach your desired length. Standard length for female stretch bracelets is 7.5 inches.
Note: Keep the gossamer elastic on the spool before cutting. This will prevent the beads from coming off the strand.
Cut the end of the gossamer floss when your pattern is finished
Make both ends of the beads and criss cross Gossamer beads to make a loop
Wrap gossamer floss around the middle finger to make a loop.
Tighten knot to secure.
Apply a dab of glue to the knot.
Hide the knot inside one of the beads.
Let glue dry for 5 minutes.
Once dry, cut the extra elastic.
Congratulations -- you're done!
- Use quality brand-name stretch cord to ensure your bracelet lasts a long time!
- Choose matte bone beads to give your bracelet the ultimate boho look
- If you don't have cement glue, use Elmer's glue but double the portion size
Did you succeed in making this awesome bracelet? Share your comments below.
1. Choose your pattern of batik bone beads
Batik bone beads are traditional African bone beads from Kenya. These beads are not only recycled, but 100% fair trade and sourced direct from independent artisans in central Kenya. The Bead Chest offers Batik Bone Beads in 10 different shapes and over 20 different designs making for an awesome shopping experience!