Skull Bead Stretch Band Bracelet

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by Robin Beam, A.C. Moore

Skull Bead Stretch Band Bracelet

These trendy skull beads are all the rage and in time for Halloween, or any time!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Choose color of skull beads and stretch bands for the bracelet.
  • 2
    Use needle and thread to get bands through the holes of the beads. See separate instructions on adding bands to decorative beads.
  • 3
    The key to making a bracelet with beads is to evenly separate them each time with the same amount of loops.
  • 4
    Create bracelet with fish tail pattern, working 2 pegs on a loom or a 2 nail jig. Twist the first band into figure 8 and then add two additional bands above the first (only twist the first band).
  • 5
    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.
  • 6
    Add on band that has the skull 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.
  • 7
    If you want to have a bracelet with a lot of skull beads, only place 2 bands between every bead. For less, add more bands in between the beads. Look at the samples for ideas of the look you want to achieve.
  • 8
    End the bracelet with a bead. Pull bands off of one nail and stretch over the bead. Repeat with the bands on the other nail. This will lock the bead in place and create a toggle closure. Place band on other end of bracelet over the bead to finish.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:1 hour

Project Supplies

  • Stretch Bands
  • Stretch Band clip or Jump Ring
  • Two-Post Jig or Loom
  • Needle and Thread
  • Nicole™ Crafts Magnesite Skull Beads 12mm