Jewlery- Beading in Style!

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Introduction: Jewlery- Beading in Style!

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I love spending time with buddies, especially when it comes to making things together, like I did with this one! The fun meter ROCKETS while watching sci-fi action-adventure movies, making jewelry, having snacks, and pillow fights! :)
These things are what I did while making this sapphire bracelet!

Ratings appreciated! Have fun ‘ibling!

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    kathynv
    kathynv

    8 years ago on Introduction

    What a pretty bracelet! I don't know what you used to string the bracelet, but I assume it was an elastic thread. I have made many such bracelets, and the thread degrades after time. You might want to re-string the bracelet from time to time, and to "weld" the knot with clear nail polish (never "Crazy Glue" which degrades elastic thread). The bracelet is so beautiful that I'd hate to see it get damaged.

    BTW, I've been making and giving away bracelets for many years, and have made over 5,000 elastic thread bracelets. I weld all the knots and restring the bracelets I keep every 6 months or so. When I forget, the bracelets tend to break, otherwise, they last indefinitely.

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    Chirpoff
    Chirpoff

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you for your comment and compliments!

    I used a clear, thin, somewhat stretchy cord from Joann's (similar to the spooled one seen here: http://www.joann.com/images/35/66/8/xprd356689_m.jpg), and for glue I used Beacon's 3-in-1 Advanced Craft Glue, which is clear (and is my favorite glue :).

    Wow, 5,000+? That's awesome! I'll keep in mind your advice on bracelet maintenance. The clear cord tends to stretch a bit use after use, so I'm thinking of replacing it in my bracelet for a tighter fit sometime soon.

    Thanks again and have a great day!

    The bracelet is beautiful. The colors are ones that will accent most any outfit. This will dress up a plain outfit or make it a stunning one.

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    Chirpoff
    Chirpoff

    Reply 8 years ago on Introduction

    Thank you! I enjoyed making it. I like to wear it frequently!