Video:How to Make a Beaded Braceletwith Debbie Anderson
Make a beaded bracelet to create unique, stylish jewelry for yourself or as a gift. Here are some tips on how to make a beaded bracelet.See Transcript
Transcript:How to Make a Beaded BraceletHi, I'm Debbie Anderson for About.com. Making a beaded bracelet is a fun and creative way to add your own unique look and style to your attire. So today, I'm going to show you how to make a beaded bracelet in just a few easy steps.
Supplies Needed to Make a Beaded BraceletTo get started, you will need:
- a long piece of string
- a pair of scissors
- a cloth measuring tape
- a small clasp
- enough beads to create the pattern that you want
Make the Beaded BraceletFirst, wrap the piece of string so that it fits loosely around your wrist. Next, measure the string so that it is now approximately 3 inches longer than the measurement you need to wrap around your wrist. There should be just about an inch and a half extra length at each of the ends of the string for both the beginning and at the end of the bead bracelet string.
Once you have the measurements correct, use your scissors to cut the string at the correct length. Then, tie a knot just about an inch and a half in from one of the ends of the string. It's important to note here that depending on the size of the holes in your beads, multiple knots may be necessary to hold the beads in place.
Next, pull the string through the hole of the first bead and slide it down toward the knot in the string. Continue adding beads in the pattern you want to make until the beads reach approximately one and a half inches away from the other end of the string.
Then, tie a knot in the string to hold the last bead in place. Next, slide one end of the string through the loop on one of the clasp halves and then secure that end of the string to the clasp with a double knot.
Repeat this process with the other half of the clasp on the other end of the bracelet. Then, cut any excess string with your scissors. Finally, put the beaded bracelet on your wrist to make sure that it fits correctly.
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