How to Make Power Bracelets


Power bracelets are thought to have metaphysical powers through the chosen crystals. Colors and physiological makeup of the beads correlate with a certain so-called "metaphysical quality". Although details of how bead combinations can supposedly help you in your life are subjective, many wear power bracelets as a fashion statement. Be traditional or creative with the color combinations. Many stack the bracelet on their arm, wearing two or more at a time. Although the bracelets range in bead style, the overall design is consistent: a single strand of beads on elastic material with an additional outer bead to complete the bracelet clasp.

Things You'll Need

  • Thick elastic cord
  • One traditional three-hole bead
  • Beads for strand -- size 8 mm is standard
  • Scissors
  • Threader (optional)
  • Measure the desired length of the bracelet. Add approximately 4 inches to the desired length and cut the elastic cord accordingly.

  • Use a small piece of tape at the end of the elastic cord so you may string your beads without worry about stopping the beads from sliding off the end of the elastic.

  • Use the threader (or your hands) to string the elastic through the bead holes, stacking the beads onto the string in the desired order.

  • After you have added enough beads to reach your desired bracelet length, use your traditional three-hole bead for the clasp. Bring the two ends of the bracelet together, remove tape, and thread each string through the bottom two holes and up through the top hole so that the two string ends are together at the top of the three-hole bead.

  • Finally, thread an additional bead over the two string ends. Separate the strings to complete an overhang knot. This knot is simple, similar to the way you would begin to tie your shoes.

Tips & Warnings

  • Collect materials in advance, for finding all materials needed for the power bracelet may be a challenge. Call your local craft stores to see what materials are in stock.
  • Invest in quality elastic for the bracelets. The cheapest of elastic cords may break easily.

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