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DIY Enamel Tile Bead Stretch Bracelets


Enamel Tile Beads Stretch Bracelets

Using our enamel tile beads, stretch cord, and a bit of adhesive, it's easy to make your own customized stretch bracelet! Show off your colors, letters, and ♥. Wear them as a single or a stack!

Supplies You'll Need

  • 200mm of enamel tile beads. 25 square enamel tile beads is equivalent to 200mm. See our picture chart for bead sizes equivalents. You can always add more or less beads depending on your bracelet size preference. I selected a combination of sizes in my alma mater’s colors - Go Blue!
  • Adhesive such as Super New Glue.
  • 2x 24" lengths of 0.8mm elastic stretch cord.
  • 2 collapsible needles. I prefer the heavy weight ones.
Enamel Tile Beads Stretch Bracelets

Step-by-Step Instructions:

Step 1

Step 1: Gather your supplies and layout your design.

Step 2

Step 2: Take your 2 lengths of elastic stretch cord and string each length through a needle. Double the cord over and secure each length with an overhand knot. I have found when knotting the stretch cord, it works best to keep the cords taut for 10 seconds before releasing after knotting so that the knot doesn’t slip apart.

Step 3

Step 3: String both needles through the inside back of one side of the first enamel bead in your layout as shown. Pull the needles and cord through the holes until the knots are securely inside of the bead.

Step 4

Step 4: Now that you have your first bead on, string several beads onto the needles at a time and pull down the cord. Inevitably you will need to adjust the cords as you pull the beads down. This is stretch cord after all :)

Step 5

Step 5: As you string your beads, make sure you pull them snuggly together.

Step 6

Step 6: Once you have all your beads strung, they should curl around like this.

Step 7

Step 7: Now string the needles and cord through the open holes of the first bead that you strung.

Step 8

Step 8: Pull the cords through so the bracelet loop closes with the beads snuggly together. Trim off your needles. Take the cords from each hole and tie a simple knot like you are tying a knot in your shoe laces. Remember to keep the cords taut for 10 seconds after knotting so the knot doesn’t slip apart.

Step 9

Step 9: Trim the tails of your cords close to their knot and dab 1 drop of Super New Glue (or your favorite quick drying adhesive) onto the knots. It will spread, so you really don't need more than this.

Step 10

Step 10: Now make some more bracelets for stacking!!!



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  1. dolllady aka Pam
    dolllady aka Pam says:

    These look like fun to make bracelets, and even more fun to wear.

  2. TLC
    TLC says:

    I made one bracelet for my granddaughter and one for myself. They are easy and fun to do, with great results. I love all the colors and added a few gold ones too. When the tutorial says to only use a drop of glue, be careful with this. If you add too much glue it can seep out of the holes on the side of the beads, gluing them together.

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    S Wahl says:

    No photo, sorry.
    I’m really in a bracelet “phase”. I tried figuring this out on my own, not good and was so pleased to see these wonderful instructions.
    I especially like the little tips that make all the difference between a well-done project and a not-so-great result.
    The tip about the superglue is spot on.
    I would also add to go over your bracelet carefully before you do the final knotting and gluing. Make sure the tension is the same for each strand or you may end up with a little bend somewhere. If you do, don’t panic, these bracelets are very forgiving. Just tug and push a little and the extra cord will adjust itself.
    Great work, folks!

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