Home         About         Shop         Tutorials         Advertise         Contact

Monday, August 27, 2012

Beaded Bracelet Tutorial

I got a request from a reader to share how I made the turquoise bracelet that I sent to Erika. Now that I know how easy it was to make (combined with my new obsession with wearing bracelets) I'm sort of addicted to making them!

What you'll need:

Elastic
20-30 Colored Beads
(depends on wrist size)
Super Glue

Wrap the elastic around your wrist to get an idea of how much you will need. I recommend giving yourself a good amount of slack however, to make it easier to knot when you are done.
Once you have your piece of elastic,  put the noodle tube bead on first. Then string the same amount of your colored beads on each side of the noodle tube.
I wrapped my bracelet around my wrist once the elastic string was getting full to get an idea if I need more or less beads. (Mine has 11 on each side.) Once you have the right amount of beads in place, tie a double knot with the elastic and pull it tight. Then, while keeping the beads away from the knot, stick a dot of super glue on it. I blew on it to make sure it was dry before putting it on. Trim the extra elastic and you're good to go! So easy right?
I think it looks so fun next to the bracelet my homegirl Leo made me (her beads are even handmade, whaaa?). 

I'm getting really into gold for some reason lately. I used to never EVER wear gold but I've bought a few things on Etsy and now I'm getting all metal mix-matchy. Which color metal do you prefer? And do you ever mix them?

Also today is the last day to get 25% off in my shop with the coupon code HELLYEAH in celebration of quitting my day job! Don't miss out! xo JA

12 comments:

  1. how cute is this?! im heading to the bead store on my lunch... maybe ill try and recreate this! thanks for the idea!

    ReplyDelete
  2. Thank you so much! I'm definitely going to hunt for some beads this week. I hope I can find such a noodle bead tube! xo

    ReplyDelete
  3. I LOVE LOVE LOVE my bracelet!

    but where did you get the noodle bead tube!?

    ReplyDelete
  4. oh i am dumb. you linked it. facepalm

    ReplyDelete
  5. So pretty! I love how simple it is to make, the finished product looks like it would be much more complicated than it is! I don't usually wear gold either but I'm seeing it everywhere and starting to warm up to it as well.

    -Megan
    meganesass.blogspot.com

    ReplyDelete
  6. LOL at erika.

    and eeeppp you are wearing my bling! you should totally try to make your own beads now that you ONLY HAVE ONE JOB AND HOPEFULLY MORE FREE TIME!!!! I just used sculpy clay from michaels, made spheres, poked a hole then baked those bad boys up.

    miss ya "B", we will hang again, I know it, I have to hug your neck! (ya know, in a non creepy way)

    ReplyDelete
  7. I love this! I am now inspired to go and make some bracelets. Seriously.

    ReplyDelete
  8. SERIOUS congrats on quitting your day job, lady! Maybe we can rendezvous at Gypsy Den one of these days and I'll buy you lunch to celebrate our freedoms. :)

    ReplyDelete
  9. New to beading. What size bead did u use?

    ReplyDelete
    Replies
    1. Hi there, I believe they were 2 mm, same as the noodle bead.

      Delete

Thanks for the comment! I read them all and reply when I can. Please be sure your blogger account is linked to your e-mail so I can do so! (Tutorial on how to do that here: http://tinyurl.com/c6gh9fk) xo JA

Related Posts Plugin for WordPress, Blogger...