Button Toggle Clasp Stretch Band Bracelet

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Button Toggle Clasp Stretch Band Bracelet

Personalize your Stretch Band Bracelets with Dress It Up® Buttons from Jesse James Company. There’s buttons for every mood and season …you can create one for any time of year and have buttons left over to create gifts for friends.

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    See instructions for how to create a 2-post jig if you do not have a loom.
  • 2
    Follow the instructions for creating the fish tail braid pattern.
  • 3
    When you get to the measurement needed for the bracelet you’re now ready to add on the button closure.
  • 4
    Push a stretch band through the shank on the back of the button.
  • 5
    Place band with button on nails with button facing away from you. Move the bottom band off the nails, as you would do when creating the fish tail bracelet. This also locks the button in place.
  • 6
    Pull the two bands remaining from only 1 of the nails.
  • 7
    Carefully pull the bands over the button. Make sure that the bands still sitting on the other nail do not come off.
  • 8
    Pull bands off of second nail and stretch them over the button. You are basically crossing the bands on either side of the button to the other side, “locking” the button and bracelet in place; it won’t come undone.
  • 9
    Take the two bands that are at the other end of the bracelet and wrap over the button. You won’t even have to open or close the bracelet again, just roll over your wrist.
  • 10
    Option: if you want to add multiple buttons to a bracelet, follow Step 5, but continue adding bands.
  • 11
    For the buttons to be evenly placed around the bracelet, determine the number of bands between each button and make sure that is the count used all around the bracelet. The last button will be the closure button.
  • 12
    Tip: look at a fish tail bracelet with button closure you’ve already made that fits nicely around your wrist and count the number of bands you used. Figure out how many buttons that you want on the bracelet and do the math (this is a fun way to do math!) to determine the number of bands between each button. This way you will be making sure that the bracelet looks nice and fits!

Project Details

  • Level:beginner
  • Time:1/2 hour

Project Supplies

  • Stretch Band Loops
  • Two-Post Jig or Loom
  • Dress It Up® Buttons (any button with a shank)