Promised Tutorial on Making a Cluster Bracelet with Glass Beads and Elastic Cord
Summary: Wanna learn to make an elastic, clustered-style, beaded bracelet? Here, you can collect all the elements in. A new way making a bead cluster included! Super easy and extraordinary!
If you’ve ever used elastic cord in jewelry making, you will be wild with joy at its durability and economy. However, sometimes a plain stretch beaded bracelet may lack of a bit of thought or vitality, here, I will show an improved way making a superb elastic cluster-style bracelet. Here we go!
Supplies needed for making the new clustered bracelet:
Instructions on making the stretch bead cluster bracelet:
Step 1: Make the focal bead clusters
1st, take one 8mm glass bead, slide on a headpin. Make a wrapped loop at top. Two units are required for one new cluster;
2nd, take another headpin, slide one 8mm glass bead and then two prepared dangles made previously;
3rd, lift the pin. Clamp the 2mm pin part near the last dangle. Make another wrapped loop. Remove the excess wire if necessary;
4th, make another two wire wrapped dangles. Match with a polymer clay flower on a headpin. Make a wrapped loop above in same way;
5th, make another 12~15 units of glass bead clusters and 3 pieces of polymer clay flower ones.
Step 2: String the prepared elements with elastic cord
1st, cut a length of elastic cord to approximately 25cm long;
2nd, string the beaded clusters. Make the flower ones stay in middle;
3rd, slide 11~13pcs 12mm electroplate glass beads;
4th, make sure each part stays in place;
5th, tie a surgeon knot at end. Pull tautly and remove the excesses.
Thus, have you get the hang of how to make a plumper bead cluster? This may help a lot while making this fabulously versatile bracelet. Just have a try!