Creating a custom men's bracelet is a wonderful way to give a personalized gift. It is a fabulous craft that will show off your creative side. When creating a bracelet for a man, keep in mind the guy's personality, and what meaning the bracelet will portray. Beads can be purchased in a wide array of colors and stone types that have a variety of meanings to fit almost any type of relationship.
Things You'll Need
- Bead board
- Elastic stretch cord
- Craft glue
Place the beads on the outer row of the bead board to the desired length. For a man's bracelets, you'll need 10 to 11 inches, depending on the wrist size.
Use the bead board to arrange the beads into a design. Dark colored large beads work well for men. Stones such as Red Jasper and Hematite are strong and masculine. Red and black or blue and black glass beads work nicely too.
Begin stringing the beads by leaving the elastic on the spool, and placing them in the order that they were on the board. When finished stringing, cut the elastic leaving 4 inches on each side of the beads.
Take the ends of the elastic in your hands and tie it as if you were tying your shoes, one end over the other. Pull the elastic as tight as possible. Pull the string until the slack is gone from the bracelet.
Make a second knot over the first by tying one end over the other again. Pull the string tight. Hold the string tight as you work. Any slack in the bracelet will cause the beads to have spaces between them when finished. Men can be rough on jewelry so it is important to make sure that it is well secured.
Create a third overhand knot. Do this by holding both ends together in one hand, and looping the strands over themselves. Push the loop down towards the beads. Pull as tight as possible. Use a small dot of craft glue to secure. Allow the glue to dry, and cut off the extra string with scissors.
Tips & Warnings
- Measure the man's wrist before making the bracelet.
- If you cut the string too short you will have to start over. Always measure first.
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