I’m so glad that you’re checking out my Noodle Bead Stacking Bracelets tutorial! Thanks :)
First and foremost, I think I should let y’all know that I’m kind of on a jewelry kick right now. Plus I went to town this past weekend and stocked UP on findings so I’ve just added fuel to the fire.
A lot of it started when I was organizing my office. I divvied up my beads into three tubs. Seed beads, fancy beads and medium and large round beads. It turns out I’m kind of a bead hoarder. I pulled out things that I thought were so pretty but I have no clue what the original purpose was for. So I kept some of the ones I was drawn to out on my desk where I could see them and the jewelry makin’ just started happening!
Today I’m sharing these super easy to make noodle bead stacking bracelets. I decided to use elastic cord since I plan to wear a whole boat load of them on my arm at once and I figured that 8 toggle clasps would get pretty darn irritating on my wrist. But feel free to make these any way you please!
For this project you will need:
- 50mm noodle beads in silver in case you prefer gold –> 50mm noodle beads in gold
- 0.7m stretch elastic cord
- 8/0 seed beads
If you checked out the hair and wrist ponytail holders last week, this post is kind of like deja vu!
Cut about 8 inches of elastic and give it several good stretches to remove any excess give. Apply a piece of tape at the end to keep your beads from sliding off.
String about 3-4 inches of beads on…
followed by the noodle bead. Wrap around your wrist and see if you’re happy with the length. If not, remove the noodle bead and add more beads and retest.
When you find a length that you are happy with, if you’re planning on making a whole stack, mark down the length that works so that you have consistently sized bracelets. I just used a strip of masking tape and a marker.
Tie the ends into a knot 3 times and finish up with a dab of glue. Once dry, trim the excess elastic close to (but not on) the knot.
For now I’ve only made red, orange, yellow and pink but I’ve got some cool colored beads on order to make some more!
You can stack ’em and mix and match ’em as you please!
What colors will you make?