Spring is finally here, even though the weather doesn’t always feel like it! It’s time for flowers, sunshine, and pretty colors. No matter what the weather, it’s easy to add a little color to an outfit with a bright bracelet like this one. Here’s how I made it in less than 10 minutes and you can too!
I got my disc bead from a Potomac Beads store a few years ago, but you can find some similar ones available now on Goody Beads, Etsy, & Glass Budgie. You can also substitute cracked glass or frosted beads for the miracle beads, although I personally love their special kind of shine. If pink isn’t your color, you can easily create a similar bracelet using whatever colors you prefer.
Step 1: Create a pattern you like.
My pattern was simply to alternate the larger and smaller beads, with two small ones on either side of the disc bead.
Step 2: Thread your beads onto the stringing elastic.
I like to leave the elastic on the spool until I’m finished so that I know I have plenty to work with and don’t end up cutting it too short.
Step 3: Tie the elastic.
You’ll want to tie several tight knots. If your elastic doesn’t seem secure, you can add a small drop of super glue or nail polish to hold it together.
Step 4: Cut the extra elastic, leaving short tails on the knot.
Tuck the tails inside one of your large beads.
That’s all there is to it; your bracelet is ready to wear with all of your favorite springtime outfits!
What colors would you use in your bracelet? Better yet, why not make a few so you have several to choose from? I’d love to see how your bracelets turn out if you try it for yourself. Show us what you make in the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook group so we can all be inspired!