This is a very simple activity that can be done by children of any age and requires very little equipment.
All you need is
Thread (make sure this is thin enough to go through your beads)
Cut a length of thread and find the middle. Wrap the thread around the middle prong of the clip a couple of times and knot it. Add beads onto one side of the thread in any pattern you like. When done, tie a knot in the end making sure the knot it is big enough that that beads don’t fall through. Do the same on the other side. Snip off any ends and it’s ready to wear!
There are some packs available with all the materials you need for this project. Find them here.
I wanted to provide a mindful type of activity that people could tap into while they were at home. I few people I know have shown interest in learning how to make these and I had planned to run a workshop, however, in light of the recent situation we find ourselves in, I thought it might be nice to do a video instead.
This activity is suitable for adults and children who are old enough to sew. It would be something that mums and daughters (or similar) could do together or by yourself if you are looking to have a bit of quiet time away from all other stresses!
The video takes you through the items you will need in order to create this bracelet and step by step how you attach the beads and create a clasp and finish off. I’m afraid I am no video expert so there are three videos for this activity. The first video is an introduction, the second video explains the materials and step by step on how to start your bracelet plus how to add the beads. The final video shows you how to make your claps and finish off.
In order to a 2 wrap bracelet you will need the following items;
Round leather cord. I’m using size 2mm but 1 mm would also be fine. About 1 metre should be enough to make 2 wraps.
Beads of your choice. I’m using 15 each of size 6mm glass pearls, fire polish and semi precious beads
Thread. I have used Nymo thread
Hypo cement jewellery glue (you could use a dab of clear nail polish instead)
Clip board or thin chopping board
Bulldog clips and kitchen roll or something similar to protect the cord and beads