Connected Fashion Stretch Bracelet Video
Fashion Stretch is a great stretchy fabric strip, much like swim suit fabric. This product is so versatile, that you can make bracelets, hair ties, necklaces and more with it. I am going to demonstrate how to make a bracelet using a jewelry connector and a few specialized findings made just for Fashion Stretch.
Tips and Tricks
- Look for connectors that are more open, such as round connectors and will allow you to slip the Fashion Stretch through them.
- I will be using (2) of the 6x6 tube and (1) of the 6x10 tube.
- Use some sort of applicator for the E6000, a toothpick will will work too!
- Karla Schafer, Auntie's Beads Lead Designer
Materials and Supplies Used in This Video:
New Materials for Jewelry Making
It seems that the influx of new materials from which you can make jewelry is unending. My mind is spinning with the crafting possibilities for this Fashion Stretch material. The colors are fun and I look forward to pulling out some findings and giving this a try.Reviewed by: Carol Winburn from Lexington, KY. on 8/23/2014
I like this idea. Who knew Spanks could be turned into jewelry. I do have a question; Can large beads be us in place of the metal tubes? Metal unless pure tends to turn very quickly on me. Thanks, I have learned so much from watching Aunties' Beads, and I loved the video.Reviewed by: Selene from Tulsa, OK. on 8/23/2014
Connected Fashion Stretch Bracelet
I like watching these Videos because Karla is the best instructor, bar none on your site. She speaks clearly and loud enough so that all is heard and keeps the project in sight. This was clear in its directions and based on this, I am sure I could make some easily. I have teen-aged grandaughters who will really like these.. Not sure about myself...I see them for younger gals. I give it a 5! Cute idea!Reviewed by: Barbara from Florida. on 8/22/2014
Karla explains the tools and techniques used clearly. She also remembers to keep her work in view of the camera, which helps the viewer focus on what is happening. Perhaps one of my favorite things about Karla-cams is that she shows how to work through her mistakes, instead of editing them out. For someone trying to learn a new technique, this can be very important.Reviewed by: Sue Townsend from TN. on 8/22/2014
Great Instruction, Karla
I am always a bit hesitant to trust even the best glue (like E-6000) so I take a bit more time and sew the stretch fabric together & hide it in the tubes. Glue plus a few stitches and I know my bracelets will wear well. Large hole beads look great on these!Reviewed by: Mary Weiss from Keller, Texas. on 8/22/2014
I wasn't sure what this was going to look like when finished, but I must say it came out prettier than I anticipated. It is a simple enough project to make. I think it will be more suitable for teens than adults but could probably be dressed up.Reviewed by: william Tillis from Dunnellon, FL. on 8/22/2014
Fashion Strech Video
As always, Karla Schafer gives us a great video. It is so easy to learn a new technique from her videos. This one is no exception. I'm buying product now for making one of my own. Thanks Karla and Aunties Beads for making beautiful jewelry much easier to create!Reviewed by: Dorothy Studebaker from California. on 8/22/2014