How to Make a Bungee Bracelet

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A bungee bracelet is a type of accessory that features a number of small hoops on an elasticated cord. The cord is typically a flexible, clear elastic such as Stretch Magic, while the small hoops are made from metal jump-rings. Bungee bracelets can be customized with beads and charms to create a unique bracelet that matches your individuality and personal style. All of the materials required to make a bungee bracelet are available to purchase from craft stores or online retailers.

Things You'll Need

  • 100 jump-rings
  • Scissors
  • Clear elastic
  • 2 small crimp beads
  • Jewelry pliers
  • Tape measure
  • Duct tape
  • Measure the circumference of your wrist. Lay the Stretch Magic flat onto your work space, then measure and cut a piece that is 2 inches longer than the circumference of your wrist. Do not stretch the elastic when you are cutting it.

  • Cut a small strip of duct tape. Tape 1 inch of the end of the stretch magic onto your work space. Thread a jump-ring onto the loose end of the Stretch Magic so that it falls down to the bottom of the elastic, next to the duct tape. Repeat this technique until all of the jump-rings are on the Stretch Magic.

  • Align the loose end of the Stretch Magic to the other-side of the bracelet, just above the duct tape. Form a circle that is slightly larger than the circumference of your wrist. Push some of the jump-rings upwards to create a small clearing in the bracelet. Place a crimp bead over the area where both of the strings cross.

  • Hold the handles of the jewelry pliers and gently squeeze them over the crimp bead, until the crimp bead is securely fastened over the Stretch Magic. Repeat with another crimp bead about 1/2-an-inch away from the original crimp bead.

  • Remove the duct tape. Trim off any excess Stretch Magic with the scissors.

Tips & Warnings

  • A bungee bracelet can be customized by attaching charms and beads onto the jump-rings.
  • Keep your fingers away from the tip of the pliers when squeezing the crimp beads.

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