Jewelry Making Tutorial: Very Peri Stretchy Bracelet Stack
Elevate your stretchy bracelet stack! We've been inspired by the color of 2022 to take our bracelet making game up a notch, and we encourage you to do the same.
WHAT DO I NEED TO MAKE MY OWN PERIWINKLE STRETCHY STACK?
- one strand 8mm Domino Polymer Clay Heishi
- one strand 8mm Petal Polymer Clay Heishi
- one strand 12mm Pearlized Acrylic Rounds
- one strand 13mm Faceted Periwinkle Glass Barrels
- one strand 6mm Black + White Stripe Polymer Clay Barrel
- one strand 4mm Silver Hematite Rounds
- one strand 6mm Brushed Brass Heishi
- one strand 8mm Two-Tone Periwinkle Faceted Chinese Crystal Rondelles
- one strand 8mm Faceted Electroplated Onyx Rounds
- one strand 14mm Asymmetrical Crystal Faceted Nuggets
- Designer Wire Cutter
STEP-BY-STEP INSTRUCTIONS FOR MAKING A STRETCH BRACELET
STEP 1: cut + prepare the stretch cord
to start off your stretchy bracelets, gather your beads, stretch magic, super new glue, cutters or scissors, & tape if you have some on hand. cut a length of stretch magic a few inches longer than the length of your wrist. no measurements required - simply wrap the cord around your wrist & eyeball a few extra inches.
we only recommend using the stretch magic brand. shop here.
tape off one end of your stretch magic with a piece of tape, as pictured. this should be approximately two inches away from the actual end of the cord.
STEP 2: string your beads
design your bracelet and string your beads however you want! if you're making bracelets with one of our kits, and even if you aren't, feel free to use the pictures on the listings or our social media posts as inspiration.
once you are finished stringing, it's time to tie off the bracelet. if you are making multiple bracelets at a time, you can tape off the other end of the stretch magic & tie all of the bracelets off once you are done stringing as many as you want.
STEP 3: tie the bracelet
hold the un-taped side carefully with your index finger & thumb, & hold the taped side of the stretch up with your other hand, so that you are able to grasp the stretch underneath the tape.
use both hands to hold the stretch close to the beads & stretch it out by moving your hands away from each other. do this several times to ensure that the elastic is activated & you will able to knot the stretch as close to the beads as possible, creating a more seamless look.
next, tie the two opposing ends of the cord together in a standard knot, & then a double knot - 3 total! when you do this, put as much pressure on the stretch as you comfortably can, so that there will not be excess material showing.
STEP 4: glue (our secret)
hold both sides of the stretch with your thumb pressing onto your index finger, & use super new glue to apply a small drop of glue onto the knot. let dry for a few seconds before allowing the stretch to relax.
finally, cut the two loose ends of the stretch as close to the knot as you can with your cutters or scissors. if possible, it's great to finish your bracelet by a bead with a larger opening, so that you can easily tuck the knot into the bead.
it's really that easy! you can make tons of these. they stack nicely, are super customizable, & super comfy.
not here for the periwinkle? choose any polymer, wood, crystal, acrylic, etc. strand to make your stretchy bracelets with! shop all bead strands here.