Have you ever wondered what the heck to buy the last person on your Christmas list? Well, if it is a girl (and hopefully it is) then you can make this bracelet. You don't need beads, all you need is... hey, if i tell you now, then that will be almost the whole instructable.
Step 1: Materials
Because you don't need beads (except for small beads), you are going to have to make them. You will need:
a small dowel of wood
glue-has to be liquid, not stick
a rubber band
For the bracelet you will need:
string (fishing line works) about 2 ft.
Small beads to go in between your home made beads
P.S. I forgot a step, except the reorder steps wasn't working, so go to step 4 now, then do the steps in order, except skip 4...sorry!
Another idea: if you don't have big beads, then you probably won't have small beads either. So take some pieces of thin insulated wire - many different widths and colors available - cut them into pieces no longer than a few inches, strip 1/2 inch at one end, then use a pair of pliers to pull the remaining insulation off the wire. Now you have a bunch of thin plastic tubes of different colors. Cut these into small beads with scissors. now you have small beads!!
Step 2: Getting the things for making the beads
Trace a long triangle if you want your beads like mine, but if you want your beads like the drawn picture then cut the triangle in half, sort of. After that, cut the shapes out.
Step 3: Making the beads
Once you have your triangles (or the other shape), you need to roll it up to make the beads. Put your paper in the wood, and roll it, making it symmetrical. Once you get to the end of the paper, glue the end down. Then put some glue on your finger, or a larger brush, and spread it all over your bead, creating a glaze.