I love wearing bracelets, but they have to be of just the right size and weight, or I find myself getting annoyed and taking them off when I do things like go on the computer or write…which is pretty much all of the time.
So, single strand bead bracelets are often the way I go. I’ve had my eye on a perfectly pink coral for a long time (like two years) but just could not find the right shade/weight/size combo that I was looking for.
But while browsing at Michaels one day, I came across the perfect coral beads–now I just had to figure out how to make them into a bracelet!
Turns out it was super easy. You just need:
- .5mm bead and jewelry cord
- tacky glue
And about 5 minutes to spare. That’s it!
Here’s what you do.
Cut a generous amount of plastic cord. Pre-stretch it to ensure the right length when you’re finished.
Thread beads onto cord. I measured on my wrist as I went, but I ended up needing about 17 beads (I have somewhat large wrists).
Once you reach the desired amount, tie a knot with the cord. Place a tiny amount of tacky glue onto the knot and then knot one more time.
Trim the ends and then that’s it, you’re done!
All in all, the project took about 5 minutes (if that) per bracelet and cost about $6, including the cost of the cord (with Michaels coupons).