Sunday, April 3, 2011

Newborn Bracelets

Supplies Needed
Clear stretch cord (I use .5mm)
Super Glue

Step One: Take your stretch cord and cut off a piece that is approximately 10 inches. This will be more than enough, and will give you some extra room to work with. Tie a knot at the end of the stretch cord. Double or triple the knot if your beads are a little big and slip off. Also you can tie a tiny bead to the end and just cut it off when you are finished.

Step Two: Gather your beads and string them onto the stretch cord. For a 0-3 month size, you want it to be 4.25". My pattern left it just barely 4".
 So I added that tiny little flower by my thumb and an extra pearl bead and it ended up being the perfect size.

Step 3: When you are finished, take the two ends of your stretch cord and tie it in a square knot. Take one piece of cord and thread it under the bead that is directly to the right of the knot. You will now have two pieces of stretch cord with a bead right in the middle of it like this:

Step 4: Slide the bead between your pieces of stretch cord over just a little bit so that you can see the knot. Put a little drop of super glue on the knot, being very careful not to get any on you or the rest of the bracelet. Slide your bead in the middle directly over the knot. This makes it so the knot is hidden and that it will not come undone. 

Trim the excess pieces of stretch cord off the ends and enjoy your beautiful bracelet. 

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