How To: DIY Stretch Bracelet

If you grabbed one of our DIY kits then this post is for you! 

SUPPLIES:

  • DIY kit ( which included stretch, glue, and beads). 

  • Scissors 

  • Tape

  • Measuring Tape

  • Placemat or non slip surface to lay out your beads ( you can purchase a bead board if you're really into making these). 

DESIGN IDEAS:

  • rainbow pattern

  • random mixed pattern

  • ombre pattern

Interested in purchasing more string ? 

We recommend THIS stretch cord. 

 

FINDING YOUR SIZE :

STEP 1: MEASURE YOUR WRIST

Note: Follow these instructions EXACTLY to get the correct measurement.  How to measure your wrist? Wrap your wrist SNUGLY with a sewing measuring tape or thin strip of paper/ribbon, mark the length, and then measure the marked length against a measuring tape or ruler. Measure snugly with absolutely NO wiggle room. This is your wrist measurement. 

STEP 2: FIND YOUR PERFECT FIT

  Add an appropriate length to the bracelet for a best fit. Please note lengths below:
- For a "Tight" fit:  Add 1/4" to 1/2" to your wrist size
- For a "Just Right" fit:  Add 3/4" to 1"
- For a "Relaxed" fit:  Add 1 1/4"


 
TYING YOUR KNOT: 

We recommend tying a surgical knot. However, this method is a bit more simple and works as well.  After you’ve finished your knot add a dab of glue to it and let dry about 3-5 minutes. Then just cut the cord at about the height of the bead. DO NOT CUT IT TOO SHORT. 

Rember, there is no wrong way to design a bracelet! So don't overthink it too much. Just sit back and enjoy the process ;)