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Simple Stretchy Fun! May 19, 2020

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Stretch bracelets

I’m not tackling anything too difficult these days with jewelry. Just looking for some easy fun with supplies that I already have. I haven’t used stretch cord in a very long time, so these were a bit of fun yesterday. Got out all my seed beads and smallish beads. The knots ended up too large to slide inside the seed beads, so I camouflaged them with a dangling charm. Beaded 14 inches of pre-stretched cord so they can easily double wrap on my wrist.

Added note…I wanted a random look for the aqua-green and gold bracelet with the palm tree charm. I learned this easy trick to do this. Pretty sure I’ve shared this before, but it’s been awhile.

First I decided on a number sequence with 1-5.

I chose 4-1-3-5-2.
Using this number pattern for the greenish beads, I put a gold bead between each grouping. EX. 4 greens, 1 gold, 1 green, 1 gold, 3 greens, 1 gold, etc… Keep repeating the pattern until you reach the desired length.
Does that make sense? Visually you get a random look with little effort and without the worry about the outcome.  Works like a charm every time!

 

Stay well and keep washing your hands, friends!

 

4 Responses to “Simple Stretchy Fun!”

  1. Rhet Says:

    What a great idea. I am new at beading and really like the double wrap idea.
    Thank you,
    Rhet

    • Hell, Rhet! This would be a great project for beginners. I would add that I have a small wrist, so 14 inches worked well. If you have a medium or larger wrist, add more length.
      Best wishes!
      Lynda

  2. Debora Says:

    Hi There, very nice combos! You might try a ‘tube’ bail with loop attached…leaves plenty if room for the knot when using small beads.


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