I just love spring colours – all those soft pastels – pink, blue, lemon. This is a fun bracelet made with 16mm bubblegum beads, silver stardust beads and a gemstone heart pendant.
It’s made with stretchy wire so you don’t even need to worry about a clasp.
Here’s what you’ll need to make this spring bracelet:
Watch the video or read the instructions below.
Thread the elastic onto the needle.
Thread on one of the bubblegum beads and pull down to the end. Thread the elastic wire back through the bead to secure it (or you could use a bead stopper).
Lay the bubblegum beads out in the order you wish to string them, ensuring that none of the same colour are next to each other.
Thread on one Stardust bead then repeat the bubblegum/Stardust bead combination until all of the bubblegum beads are on the wire. Thread on one extra Stardust bead.
String on the Pendant, then the final Stardust bead.
Unthread the extra piece of elastic that you put through first bead.
Take your needle back through all the beads a second time.
Being very careful not the break the elastic (if you watch the video, you'll see that I broke the elastic), manipulate the beads and elastic until there are no gaps between the beads and the elastic is tight.
Tie three knots.
To ensure that the knot doesn’t come undone, we glue the ends and pop the knot inside one of the bubblegum beads.
Thread the long ends through the next bubblegum bead. Don’t pull the knot through the bead yet.
Put some of the glue onto the square of paper and then use the wire (or toothpick) to put a good amount onto the knot.
Pull the long ends until the knot pops inside the bead. Trim off the excess elastic and clean off any excess glue. The glue will dry and glue the knot inside the bead, thereby securing it.
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March 23, 2021