Designer Tips: Made for a 6” diameter wrist uses 55” of stretch string and inches of string to accommodate your wrist size.
Make a few more beads than you think you will need. Everyone has different size wrists and it is a pain to have to stop stringing beads and go back to make more beads.
- Trace the Barrel bead onto the back of both the brown strip and brown dot paper. Cut out and roll according to the template instructions using a toothpick for a bead roller (I used 11 stripes and 11 dot). Apply a thin coat of Diamond Glaze to each bead while still on the toothpick. Stick the end of the toothpick into the foam to dry.
- Thread a dot bead onto the center of the 55” length of stretch string. Thread a black bead on the each end of the string. Thread both ends of string through a striped bead (one string end through each end of new bead) Pull the string ends out of the bead and pull firmly. Add another black bead to each side and repeat for a dot bead, alternating bead colors until all of the beads are gone.
- Finishing bracelet: When the last paper bead is used, check the bracelet sizing around your wrist. When you are satisfied with its fit, wrap each string end around the string between the first bead and the first black bead and tie an overhand knot. Repeat for the opposite side. Trim the string ends and add a touch of Diamond glaze to better secure knots.