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I Want Candy Elastic Bracelet Project
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I Want Candy Elastic Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

These gumball bead bracelets have summer fun written all over them! Wear them stacked or alone - it doesn't matter. You will be so on trend and so happy with these bursts of color encircling your wrist. I originally created these using leftover beads from my I Want Candy beaded necklace design, but think they are just adorable enough to be worn on their own. The best part? Though these bracelets are easy enough for a beginner to make, even pros can make them because they are great, trendy pieces to sell and to give as gifts!

Shanna Steele, Aunties Beads Designer

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Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. Cut a piece of elastic measuring about 12 inches. Wrap one end of the elastic around your hammered link. Tie a knot. Apply a dab of glue to the knot. Drop a gumball bead on the elastic so it also covers the tail. Pull on the elastic so the knot and tail are both inside the gumball bead. (Doing this allows the knot to dry to the inside of the bead and therefore be more secure.)
  2. String a metal bead followed by a gumball bead. Continue to repeat this pattern of gumball bead - metal bead - gumball bead until you have used 11 or 12 gumball beads with a metal seed bead between each gumball bead. (Using 11 beads will fit a small to standard sized wrist; using 12 beads will be better for a larger wrist.)
  3. The last bead you string should be your 11th or 12th gumball bead. Run your elastic through the hammered connector. Tie a knot. Apply a dab of glue. Once again, pull the elastic so the knot dries inside the gumball bead. Make sure your tail exits the gumball bead. Cut the excess elastic cording.
  4. Using 2 pair of chain nose pliers, open a jump ring. Attach it to the hammered link. Close the jump ring. Again, open a jump ring. This time, attach it to one of your charms then to the jump ring you just attached to the hammered link. Close the jump ring. Open another jump ring. Attach it to the other charm. Then attach it to that same jump ring that is attached to the hammered link. Close the jump ring.


Tools and Materials Needed:

Pink and Gunmetal Bracelet:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Hot Pink (11-12 pieces)
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (10-11 pieces)
TierraCast Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (1 piece)
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Heart Lock Charm (1 piece)
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Key Charm (1 piece)

Red and Silver Bracelet:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Red (11-12 pieces)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (10-11 pieces)
TierraCast Bright Rhodium Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heart Lock Charm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Key Charm (1 piece)

Purple and Brass Bracelet:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Purple (11-12 pieces)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads (10-11 pieces)
TierraCast Antique Brass Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Heart Lock Charm (1 piece)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Key Charm (1 piece)

For all bracelet projects:
Elasticity, .8mm Clear (about 12 inches)
5mm to 6mm open jump rings in a finish corresponding to the color of metal you are using (3 pieces)
Nipper Tool
Chain Nose Pliers
Hypo Cement


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Hot Pink
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Hot Pink
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TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
TierraCast Gunmetal Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
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TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
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TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
TierraCast Gunmetal Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
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16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Red
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Red
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Bright Rhodium Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
TierraCast Bright Rhodium Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
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TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
TierraCast Antique Silver Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
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16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Purple
16mm Acrylic Gumball Bead Strand, Purple
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Size 8/0 Seed Beads, Bag of 25
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TierraCast Antique Brass Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
TierraCast Antique Brass Hammered Round Link, Medium, 13mm
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Heart Lock Charm, 14mm
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Key Charm, 22mm
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Elasticity, .8mm Clear, 25M
Elasticity, .8mm Clear, 25M
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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G-S Hypo Cement
G-S Hypo Cement
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