"Desert Glam" ​Set of Two Stretch Bracelets – Black and Gold

"Desert Glam" ​Set of Two Stretch Bracelets – Black and Gold

"Desert Glam" Set of Two Stretch Bracelets – Black and Gold

Materials Needed:

Size Approx. 6”

Tools Required:

Scissors

Bead Stop

Bead Mat

Optional: EZ Bracelet Sizer – Makes accurate sizing of bracelets an easy task


Key Code for Beads: You can lay your beads out on mat with labels next to them to make it easier for stringing in correct sequence. * If you have a bead board you can lay the beads in correct sequence before stringing, this may be the easiest option.

A = 6mm Polymer Clay Slices Black B = 6mm Gold Plated Hematite 6mm Round T = Gold Plated Hematite 2x6mm Heishi C = Micro Pave Charm

Instructions on Construction:

First – Desert Glam Gold Coin Bracelet

1. Cut 1 x 12” pieces of Stretch Magic, pre-stretch cord then attach bead stop to one end of stretch cord about 2 1/2” from end.

2. String in this order: A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (5), C (1), A (5), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), T (1), A (10), B (1)*

* Check the sizing of your bracelet, Add 5 to 10 more polymer clay discs divided by a gold plated heishi bead to each end of the strand to make your bracelet larger if needed. 

* Check sizing again before tying knots

3. Tie one square knot (or surgeon's knot) and tighten firmly.

4. Thread one of the tails back through the metal bead add a dab of hypo cement onto the knot (from all sides). Pull tail to center knot in the middle of the bead, you should have one tail sticking out either side of the bead.

5. Leave the bracelet for at least a couple of hours for the hypo cement to set up, then trim tails. You can hold onto one tail, pull the opposite tail & trim close as you can. The other side you just trim as close as you can as you have nothing to hold onto :)

Second – Desert Glam Cactus Bracelet

1. Cut 1 x 12” pieces of Stretch Magic, pre-stretch cord then attach bead stop to one end of stretch cord about 2 1/2” from end.

2. String in this order: A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), T (1), A (2), C (1), A (2), T (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1), A (5), B (1)*

* Check the sizing of your bracelet, Add 5 more polymer clay discs divided by a gold plated round bead to each end of the strand to make your bracelet larger if needed.

* Check sizing again before tying knots

3. Tie one square knot (or surgeon's knot) and tighten firmly.

4. Thread one of the tails back through the metal bead add a dab of hypo cement onto the knot (from all sides). Pull tail to center knot in the middle of the bead, you should have one tail sticking out either side of the bead.

5. Leave the bracelet for at least a couple of hours for the hypo cement to set up, then trim tails. You can hold onto one tail, pull the opposite tail & trim close as you can. The other side you just trim as close as you can as you have nothing to hold onto :)

Designed by Kiara Thompson

8th Mar 2021 Kiara Thompson

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