DIY stretch bracelets have come a long way over the years, thanks to the growing popularity of DIY jewelry making and the abundance of really cool beading supplies and improved stringing materials. Today’s DIY stretch bracelets can be made to look super cool, fashionable, and even sophisticated - all while maintaining stretch bracelets’ trademark advantages of always fitting great and being super easy to throw on and take off.
One of the biggest concerns some folks have about wearing or making stretch bracelets is the fear that their bracelet’s elastic will snap or the knot will come undone. If that fear has kept you from wearing or making stretch bracelets - you can put it aside. Each of our stretch bracelet tutorials will show you which stretch cords we’ve had the best luck with, and how to tie a stretch bracelet knot that will stay together for the duration.
Learning how to make a stretch bracelet is a great beading project for beginners, and we offer several different stretch bracelet designs for you to make - from a simple single-strand stretch bracelet, and fashionable stacking multi-strand stretch bracelets to slightly more complex designs that incorporate other beading techniques. Once you learn the basics of how to make a stretch bracelet, you can make stretch bracelets for every occasion and outfit! And, because stretch bracelets “stretch”, they’re easy to make to size and give as great beaded handmade gifts for family and friends. Wood bead stretch bracelets look great on men and boys, simple gemstone or crystal stretch bracelets with a charm are lovely for moms and, stretch bracelets featuring colorful glass beads with fun or funky components and meaningful charms are perfect for older kids and B.F.F.s!
Remember, all of our bracelet beading patterns will hold your hand every step of the way, ensuring you’ll have fun and will be successful with your handmade bracelet - we guarantee it! Thank you for shopping Simple Bead Patterns and, as always, bead happy!
Cara & Lane