Beaded Bracelet Craft
This beaded bracelet craft makes a wonderful gift for your Mother or
any special woman in your life. These also sell well at craft bazaars!
They are made from beads which are threaded on to safety pins. The
safety pins are then threaded on either end with some elastic cording
to hold them together.
Different shaped and different colored beads can
be used to create drastically different results, I show two examples
Experiment and let your creativity take over. This is a simple
craft, and most elementary school kids are able to assemble these
There are only three materials needed to make these:
safety pins, beads, and elastic cording. You can also make these into
choker necklaces. To do this, do not use the elastic cording. Use thin
jewerly cording or fishing line, and add on jewerly end clasps of your
choice for securing around your neck.
All the step by step instructions
- Size 2 Safety Pins (about 25 for a small bracelet, 30 for a
larger bracelet) NOTE: smaller safety pins could also be used, but you
also will need to use smaller beads)
- Assorted beads of your choice (experiment with glass beads,
wood beads, pony beads, etc.) For the red bracelet, I found a large
package of assorted red glass beads of different shapes and
- Elastic bead cord
- Super glue
1. Begin by threading on the beads to each safety pin. Experiment with
some different techniques. For the red bracelet shown in this example,
I made each beaded pin look different. One pin had a long bead,
followed by a round one, followed by a long one again. The next safety
pin had all small ones threaded on it next, followed by a safety pin
with three large stone like beads. For the wooden beaded bracelet, I
made each pin threaded with the same color of beads, but alternated
pins with different colors. There is no right way, just be creative and
thread all your safety pins, then close them all up.
2. Next, lay all your safety pins in a row as they will be in the
finished bracelet. Using the elastic cording, begin to thread the cord
through the bottom loop of each safety pin. I like to thread a double
stranded elastic cord for more durability.
3. Next, thread another length of elastic cording through the top of
each safety pin. Thread it through the little hole that is in the head
of each safety pin.
4. Holding on to the ends of the elastic cording, gently flip the
beaded bracelet craft over, and curve them around in a bracelet shape,
and tie the ends of the elastic cording to each other to make a square
knot, then double knot it again. It is a good idea to put a drop of
super glue on the knot to help secure it.
5. Snip off the ends of the elastic cording and the beaded bracelet
craft is ready to wear or give as a gift.
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