Hope Stretch Band Bracelet

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Hope Stretch Band Bracelet

Use pony and alphabet beads to create messages of hope. These stretch band bracelets are perfect for supporting Breast Cancer Awareness!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Choose white and pink pony beads and stretch bands for the bracelet. Spell out a message like the word "HOPE" with alphabet beads.
  • 2
    Prep the beads by pushing bands through the holes of 6-12 pony beads and your alphabet beads.
  • 3
    Working with 2 pegs on a loom or the 2-nail jig (see Fish Tail Loom Box instructions), twist the first band into a figure 8, then add two additional bands above the first (only twist the first band).
  • 4
    For the fish tail pattern, remove the bottom band from nails so it is resting on the other two bands. Add another band onto the nails on top of the two. Repeat until you have a total of 4 bands removed from the nails.Note: The key to making a bracelet with beads is to evenly separate them each time with the same amount of loops.
  • 5
    Add on band that has the pony bead on it. Remove the bottom band as you normally would with the fish tail pattern; that band will lie on either side of the bead.
  • 6
    Work through an additional 2 bands and then add on the second pony bead with band. Repeat for half of the pony beasds.
  • 7
    Now add your alphabet beads just as you had the pony beads. Make sure when adding each alphabet bead, the letter is facing the correct way, so when all have been added you can read the word or correctly.
  • 8
    Continue adding the remainder of the pony beads. After adding on the last pony bead, continue with an additional 2 bands and add clasp.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • Two-Post Jig or Loom
  • Stretch Band Loops
  • Stretch Band clasp
  • Nicole™ Crafts Pony Beads Spring Multi 1000 pc. 104240855
  • Nicole™ Crafts Alpha-Beads 7mm Cube White with Black Letters 80 pc. 104240607