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How To Make Simple Beaded Jewelry


Create your own jewelry using these simple directions.
Difficulty: Easy
Time Required: varies

Here's How:

  1. Buy some elastic thread and medium sized beads. Seed beads are too small and pony beads are too big.
  2. Decide what kind of jewelry you want to make. This idea works well for necklaces, bracelets, rings, and anklets!
  3. Cut a piece of elastic thread about 2 - 4 inches longer than you need for your project.
  4. Tie a bead onto one end of the piece of thread so the other beads do not fall off once you thread them on.
  5. String desired beads onto the elastic.
  6. Tie the two ends of the elastic together.
  7. Cut off the extra thread.


  1. Alphabet beads are fun to use for this craft!
  2. If you make bracelet or ring you will want it snug around your wrist or finger so it doesn't slide off.
  3. If you want to get fancier, you can position the beads where you want them by strategically tying small knots in the elastic.

What You Need

  • Elastic Thread
  • Beads
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