Elastic cord and wood beads create a rustic-looking accessory.
Finished sizes: 7 1/2" to 8" Bracelet
Skill: 1 Time: 1 Cost: 1
You will need:
• 20" brown 8mm elastic bead stringing cord*
• 7-8 palm wood nuggets
• One round 12mm palm wood bead
• 34-36 round 6mm dark brown wood beads
• Clear nail varnish or clear drying adhesive
*Powercord elastic beading cord was used for this project.
Note: For product information, see end of article.
• For more information, see Beading 101: Elastic Cord Technique.
STEP 1: Cut cord. Cut one 20" piece of stretch cord.
STEP 2: Thread beads (part 1). Thread one round 6mm wood bead followed by a palm wood nugget. Repeat six more times then add one round 6mm bead. Bring ends of cord together, letting beads fall to center of cord. On one end of cord, thread seven round 6mm beads, the round palm wood bead, then seven more round 6mm beads.
Pass cord through round 6mm bead at opposite end of strand of beads (second time cord passes through this and the next beads). Continue to pass through nuggets and other round 6mm beads.
Tie a Surgeons Knot and glue. Thread one tail of cord back through next nugget bead and pull until knot pops into bead. Trim excess cord when glue is dry.
STEP 3: Thread beads (part 2). Thread six round 6mm beads on opposite end of cord.
Pass this through 6mm round bead just before round palm bead. Pass through round palm bead and round 6mm bead on other side.
Thread on six more round 6mm beads.
Pass through round 6mm bead just before palm nugget at other end of bracelet (third time cord passes through this and the next beads). Continue through remaining palm nugget and round 6mm beads. Tie a Surgeons Knot and glue. Thread one tail of cord back through next nugget bead and pull until knot pops into bead. Trim excess cord when glue is dry.
Note: To make a larger bracelet, add more nuggets and/or round beads.