How to Make String Bracelets

(Image: Lindsey Crafter)

Create dainty string bracelets for you and your friends this summer using neon string and fun charms! Making your own bracelets can be quick, affordable and fun -- plus they make great last-minute gifts that are unique and personal.

Things You'll Need

  • Coated Nylon Thread  
  • Scissors 
  • Small Beads or Charms 
  • Crimp Beads 
  • Ruler
  • Flat Nose Pliers

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Step 1: Cut a 10-inch Length of Nylon Cord

Comfortably loose bracelets range from 6.5" to 7," so be sure to leave extra cord to tie your bracelet on or trim frayed ends.

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Step 2: String Your Beads and Charms

Experiment with different patterns or keep it minimal with a single charm. Center the beads and charms on the cord and keep them in place using a single knot or crimp bead. Crimp beads are easy to flatten with flat nose pliers and come in a range of metal finishes.

(Image: Lindsey Crafter)


  • Make your friends mini-monogram bracelets using plastic letter beads!

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Step 3: Finish Your Ends

Adding knots, seed beads or crimp beads to the ends of your string bracelet creates a finished look and looks great once tied on.

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Step 4: Tie, Wear and Share

Tie your handmade bracelets on with a single knot -- layer multiple for a fun stacked look. String bracelets are great for gifting and easy to send to friends via mail.

(Image: Lindsey Crafter)
(Image: Lindsey Crafter)
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