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They capture the light well and had a mid-price range. Most glass beads will be translucent, and some will have designs. Semi-precious stones tend to be more expensive than glass beads. They also tend to be heavier. Because they are made from natural materials, no two beads are alike. You can also find beads made from natural material, such as shell, wood, ivory, and coral. These tend to be expensive and unique; no two beads are the same. Decide on a design before putting the beads on the elastic or wire. When buying beads, you may find that the beads are already strung for you.
This is simply another way of packaging them, and is not suggestive of a final design. Simply snip the beads off their string and arrange them in a new pattern on your desk or bead tray. Here are some ideas for a design: Put the largest beads towards the center, and the smallest beads towards the clasps. Use a warm red, orange, yellow or a cool green, blue, and purple color scheme. Choose a bunch of beads that are all the same color, but in different sizes and shades. For example, you could use light blue, medium blue, and dark blue beads. Consider getting a bead tray. You can find them in bead shops or in the beading section of an arts and crafts store.
They usually come in gray, and have a velvety texture. They have necklace-shaped groves with measurements. This allows beaders to lay out their pattern and see what their necklace or bracelet may look like before they put the beads on the string.
Method 2. Gather your supplies.
Stretchy bracelets are the easiest to make, and require the fewest tools. You can make a simple, child-friendly one using elastic cord and plastic pony beads. You can also make a dainty one using clear elastic and glass beads.
Here is a list of what you will need: Beading elastic or cord. Beads Scissors Tape or binder clip Super glue. Measure your wrist and cut the elastic a little bit longer.
Take the beading elastic and wrap it one and a half times around your wrist. Cut it with a pair of sharp scissors. You are making it slightly larger so that you can knot it later.
Stretch the elastic. Hold the elastic between your fingers and stretch it gently. This will prevent the elastic from stretching out later on and creating gaps. Fold some tape over one of the ends of the elastic. This will prevent the beads from sliding off while you work.
If you do not have any tape, or if the tape won't stick, use a binder clip instead. Put the beads onto the elastic. You do not need a needle for this; most elastic is stiff enough that you can put the bead directly onto the string. Hold the elastic close to the end, and slip the beads on.
Try to put the bead with the largest hole on first. Once you finish the bracelet, you can hide the knot by sliding it under that bead. Keep adding beads until you have the length you want. Be sure to wrap the bracelet round your wrist from time to time. The first and last bead should be touching, and the bracelet should be somewhat loose. You do not want it to stretch around your wrist. If you see any gaps or cord, you will need more beads. Start by folding the two ends of the elastic over and under each other, like tying a pair of shoes.
Tie another knot like it but don't tighten it yet; you will have something that looks like a ring. Wrap one of the tail ends around one side of the circle.
Do the same thing for the other side. Now you can tighten the knot. Try to slide the knot under one of the adjacent beads. This will determine how you finish off the bracelet. Be sure to have a bottle of super glue ready. If you can slide the knot under one of the beads, trim off the extra string and put a drop of glue over the knot.
Slide the knot under the bead. If you can't fit the knot under one of the beads, tuck the tail ends inside the beads instead. Put a drop of glue on top of the knot to seal it. Wait for the glue to dry before wearing your bracelet. If you try to put the bracelet on too soon, the knot may loosen and the glue may crack. Most glues will dry in about 15 minutes, and cure after 24 hours; refer to the label for more exact drying times. Method 3. Clasped bracelets are more advanced than stretchy bracelets.
You will need additional tools and supplies in order to finish one. Here is a list of what you will need: Beading wire Clasp and hook 2 crimp beads 2 seed beads Beads Wire cutters Needle nose pliers Tape or binder clip. Measure your wrist with a measuring tape and add 5 to 6 inches You are making the bracelet longer so that you can finish it.
You also want the bracelet to be somewhat loose, or it won't be very comfortable. Lastly, you are adding extra length because some beads add more bulk than others. Use wire cutters and cut some beading wire according to that length. You want to use a soft, flexible wire. Do not the stiff kind meant for wire wrapping. You can find beading wire in a bead shop or in the beading section of an arts and crafts store. It usually comes on a flat, disk-shaped spool. Wrap some tape around one of the ends of the wire. You are doing this so that you can string the beads on without losing any.
If you don't have any tape, you can use a binder clip instead. Consider laying out your design on a beading tray.
If you do not have a beading tray, lay your pattern down on a table, right next to the measuring tape. This will allow you to determine how many beads you will need for your design. If you are doing a simple design such as two altering colors or a random design, you do not need to do this. Put the beads onto the wire. Once you have decided on your pattern, start putting the beads onto the wire. You do not need a needle for this. Simply hold the wire close to the end, and start popping the beads on.
Be sure to measure against your wrist from time to time; large beads will add bulk, so you may need to make the bracelet longer to make it fit.