Perfect for both beginners and seasoned designers .
To make this bracelet you are going to need the following:
1. Elastic Silk
This video shows you how to string elastic bracelets with a stringing hack. I often get asked what is the best elastic to use for stone bracelets. I personally prefer the Elastic Silk (some companies call it White Gossamer elastic) over Elastomer (which is round and won’t require a needle to help guide the elastic through beads).
Elastomer tends to stretch over time and if the beads are slightly heavier, such as stone beads would be, this would be a problem. The Elastic Silk retains its elasticity better and is what the professional bracelet makers prefer, but require a needle. I simply use a leftover piece of tiger tail/ silver wire or stiffer fishing line – whatever is handy – and fold it over and double up the elastic.
This gives added security if ever the edges of the beads are sharp and some shredding happens. With the strands gathered, I tied them together using the Overhand Knot.
If the bead hole is big enough, I tuck the knot into it by pulling from the other side. However, since the elastic is clear and sheer enough, it’s not noticeable and I don’t bother. For those who care, you can also reem a bit of the bead.