Simple Black Stretchy Elastic Bracelet: Project Instructions

Simple Black Stretchy Elastic Bracelet: Project Instructions

Simple and elegant - just what I like in a project! These free instructions show you how to make this bracelet, which uses stretchy elastic, a glass pearl and hollow rubber tubing.


  • 50cm tigertail
  • 30cm x 1mm thick beading elastic
  • 19.5cm x 4mm memory wire rubber tubing
  • 2 x 8mm diamante rondelle spacers
  • 1 x 10mm glass pearl


  • Wire Cutters
  • beading glue


Because the beading elastic is quite floppy, we are going to use the stiffer tigertail as a threading tool to help thread the elastic through the rubber tubing.

Pick up your piece of tigertail and tie the length of beading elastic to it. Thread the tigertail through the length of rubber tubing and then pull it all the way through, so that only the beading elastic is in the rubber tubing. Cut off the tigertail - you can throw this away or use it on another project.

On one end of the beading elastic, thread on an 8mm diamante rondelle spacer followed by the 12mm glass pearl. Finish with one more diamante rondelle.

Bring the two ends of the elastic together and pull up tightly, making sure the bracelet is tight. Tie a knot as if you're tying a balloon. Repeat the knot several times. Finish by adding a dab of clear nail polish or glue. Once dry, cut off any excess beading elastic and twist the knot around slightly so that it is sitting inside the rubber tubing. Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

© These free beading instructions may be used for personal use only [EX05251 EX99241]

20th Mar 2019 Eureka! Beads

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