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Wavy Beaded Bracelet

  • Grades 6-8
  • Grades 1-3
  • Grades 4-5
  • All Ages

Erin’s Bead n’ Braid: Spell out your style in the perfect bracelet stack to wear and trade! This reimagined letter bracelet lets you make waves with words and all kinds of decorative beads!

Materials



STMT D.I.Y. Beaded Jewelry Set

Alphabet Beads

Small Decorative Beads

Elastic

Scissors

Tape

Instructions



Step  1.

Cut a 30–36-inch piece of elastic and fold it in half. Tape the elastic to a flat surface about 3-4 inches away from the fold.

Step  1.

Cut a 30–36-inch piece of elastic and fold it in half. Tape the elastic to a flat surface about 3-4 inches away from the fold.

Step  2.

Plan your design! Select small decorative beads for your waves and pick a word to spell with alphabet beads.

Step  2.

Plan your design! Select small decorative beads for your waves and pick a word to spell with alphabet beads.

Step  3.

Add the first small decorative bead to both strands.

Step  3.

Add the first small decorative bead to both strands.

Step  4.

Separate your strands and add your first letter to the strand on the right.

Step  4.

Separate your strands and add your first letter to the strand on the right.

Step  5.

Add 3 small decorative beads to the left strand.

Step  5.

Add 3 small decorative beads to the left strand.

Step  6.

Add another decorative bead to both strands.

Step  6.

Add another decorative bead to both strands.

Step  7.

Add your second letter to the strand on the left.

Step  7.

Add your second letter to the strand on the left.

Step  8.

Add 3 beads to the strand on the right, then one more bead to both strands.

·      TIP: Letter beads and decorative beads will always be on the same strands!

Step  8.

Add 3 beads to the strand on the right, then one more bead to both strands.

·      TIP: Letter beads and decorative beads will always be on the same strands!

Step  9.

Repeat the beading technique!

·      TIP: To help the decorative beads hug the letters and create a dramatic wave, gently pull the elastic strands away from each other.

Step  9.

Repeat the beading technique!

·      TIP: To help the decorative beads hug the letters and create a dramatic wave, gently pull the elastic strands away from each other.

Step  10.

After spelling your word, add more decorative beads and charms to both strands!

Step  10.

After spelling your word, add more decorative beads and charms to both strands!

Step  11.

Remove the taped end, then carefully cut the loop. Tie one pair of strands in a knot. Repeat with the remaining pair, then tie everything together (tightly!) and cut the excess cord.

Step  11.

Remove the taped end, then carefully cut the loop. Tie one pair of strands in a knot. Repeat with the remaining pair, then tie everything together (tightly!) and cut the excess cord.

Step  12.

Create more bracelets with stack and share with friends and family! 

Step  12.

Create more bracelets with stack and share with friends and family!