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Easy elastic & charm bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

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Easy elastic & charm bracelet - jewellery making tutorial

Difficulty: Beginner

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Learn how to easily create this gorgeous elasticated bracelet stack using stunning SeaStar™ Beads and Charms. The simple and elegant design can be easily adapted by using beads and charms in different shapes, sizes or finish. Or why not add a tassel or two for good measure? The only limit is your imagination.

Tip: If your chosen beads are large and/or heavy, it s advisable to either use a thicker elastic (harder to knot) or a thinner elastic and string each bracelet twice. Stringing twice ensures that if one strip of elastic snaps, you may have time to rescue the beads before they are lost.

Supplies

SeaStar™ Beads - We used 12mm rounds
Charms - We chose from the the Classic and SweetCharm™ ranges but the choice is entirely yours.
Jump Rings
Elastic - We used a 0.8mm clear elastic
Scissors

Our tutorials are for inspiration and learning purposes. They include links to the relevant categories for you to choose your own colour combinations and we positively encourage you to experiment with different shapes, sizes, finishes, composition and texture. Why not choose your own beads and colours to achieve something in your own style? Let your imagination run wild and make your dream piece of jewellery.

Please note that the colours for the products illustrated in the image above may not match the 'Products List'. 


Step 1

Cut a piece of elastic approx. 30cm long. Thread on your beads and a carrier charm until your bracelet reaches your desired length. You may want to tie a knot in one end or attach it to a surface using sticky tape so the beads don't come off the end as you are threading.

Step 2

Tie a surgeons knot (see video). Pull tight but be sure not to snap the elastic.

Step 3

For extra security add a dab of glue or clear nail varnish on to the knot. Cut off the excess elastic to complete your bracelet.

Step 4

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