With the Holidays fast approaching, it’s time to start thinking about gifts. And that’s exactly what Gabrielle has been doing! This year she wants to make gifts for family members. She decided she should start making things now if she wants to be able to make something for everyone. (Smart thinking!) The first gift she worked on was a beaded wrap bracelet. She asked if I could share a tutorial with you in case you would like to make some too. (Of course she didn’t have to ask me twice! hehe)
Beaded Wrap Bracelet – Kid Craft
– Glass Beads
– Stretch Cord (Gabrielle used Jewelry Designer Stretch Cord by Darice size .5mm)
Step 1: Gabrielle started off by opening all the packages of beads she had chosen at the store and poured them in a bowl. She used her hands to mix all the beads. (Aren’t the colors fabulous?! It’s beaded goodness in a bowl!)
Step 2: She unraveled a little bit of the stretch cord and started threading beads. She did not cut the stretch cord because she finds it easier to thread that way. If she needs more cord, she just has to slide the beads back and pull on the cord. No worries about the beads slipping off the other end. PLUS, it makes it super easy to put aside until you are ready to work on it again. I found the idea quite genius! She stopped threading the beads once the length hit 50″.
Step 3: Once she had threaded 50″ of beads, she cut the stretch cord that was still attached to the packaging. And then she took both ends and made a double knot.
Step 4: She cut the extra stretch cord and voilà, she was finished!
The beaded wrap bracelet is quite fabulous, right?!
I think it turned out so beautiful, I LOVE the colors she picked too! They look so pretty together.
P.S. If you liked Gabrielle’s bracelet, please feel free to PIN and/or Share with your friends. :)
Hope you enjoyed this tutorial! Have a BEAUTIFUL day!
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