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Connector Focal Elastic Bracelet Project
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Connector Focal Elastic Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

We have had some questions regarding how to use connectors. Since we have so many new ones and blingy ones, Shanna and I thought they would make a great focal for an elastic bracelet. I feel like these are fun and easy bracelets to make up so you will want to make a few to stack!


Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. I made about 4 different designs and I will post all the materials I used. They are constructed in the same manner with a bit of length changes due to the length of the connector and the pattern of beads. I am also using the crimp beads specially designed to work with Elasticity.
  2. I am using Cxech glass pearl strands, but a variety of beads can be used. I first started stringing my beads on to the elasticity directly on the spool. I used a simple pattern of a 6mm pearl, 8mm pearl in black and silver grey respectfully. (Tip) if you have a problem getting through the pearl, use a head pin to ream or clear the hole.
  3. You want elastic bracelets to fit a bit snug, so in the case of the heart connector (42mm) I strung about 6 1/2" of pearls ending with a 6mm.
  4. Add a crimp bead to the end of the elasticity and then run the end through the loop of the connector, stretching the elasticity, run it back through the crimp bead.
  5. Using chain nose pliers, flat crimp the crimp bead and trim the excess close to the crimp with nipper tool.
  6. Cut the beaded portion from the spool with a few inches to spare or enough to stretch so you can add the crimp bead.
  7. Add the crimp bead, run it through the loop of the connector, stretching the elasticity to get it to go back through the crimp, crimping as above and trim to complete the piece.
  8. The following color combinations were used in my samples:
  9. Gunmetal Heart Connector, 6mm Jet Czech Glass Pearls, 8mm Silver Gray Czech Glass Pearls, Satin Silver Elasticity, Silver Plated Crimp Tubes.
  10. Pink Kitty Connector, 6mm and 8mm White Czech Glass Pearls, Satin Silver Elasticity, Silver Plated Crimp Tubes.
  11. Butterfly Connector, 6mm and 8mm Yellow Bronze Czech Glass Pearls, Satin Gold Elasticity, Gold Crimp Tubes.
  12. Crown Connector, 6mm and 8mm Teal Green Czech Glass Pearls, Satin Gold Elasticity, Gold Crimp Tubes.

Tools and Materials Needed:

Gunmetal Heart Connector With Crystals, 14x42mm- 1pc
6mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Jet- 10pc
8mm Czech Glass Bead Strand, Silver Gray- 9pc
Pink Kitty Connector With Crystals, 14x28mm- 1pc
6mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, White- 7pc
8mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, White- 12pc
Silver Butterfly Connector With Crystals, 15x18mm- 1pc
6mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Yellow Bronze- 16pc
8mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Yellow Bronze- 8pc
Rose Gold Tone Crown Connector With Crystals, 13x24mm- 1pc
6mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Teal Green- 13pc
8mm Czech Glass Pearl Bead Strand, Teal Green- 8pc
Elasticity, .8mm Satin Silver, 5M
Elasticity, .8mm Satin Gold, 5M
Silver Plated Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 20pc
Gold Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 20pc
Chain Nose Pliers
Nipper Tool

Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Gunmetal Heart Connector With Crystals, 14x42mm
Gunmetal Heart Connector With Crystals, 14x42mm
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Pink Kitty Connector With Crystals, 14x28mm
Pink Kitty Connector With Crystals, 14x28mm
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Silver Butterfly Connector With Crystals, 15x18mm
Silver Butterfly Connector With Crystals, 15x18mm
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Rose Gold Tone Crown Connector With Crystals, 13x24mm
Rose Gold Tone Crown Connector With Crystals, 13x24mm
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Elasticity, .8mm Satin Silver, 5M
Elasticity, .8mm Satin Silver, 5M
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Elasticity, .8mm Satin Gold, 5M
Elasticity, .8mm Satin Gold, 5M
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Silver Plated Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 80pc
Silver Plated Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 80pc
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Gold Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 80pc
Gold Crimp Tubes for .8mm Elasticity Cording, 80pc
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Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
Chain Nose Jewelry Pliers
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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