The summer and it’s irresistible colors have inspired this DIY beaded woven bracelet, ideal for the pool or the beach. As a good Scandinavian I can’t miss a Hama bead tutorial on my blog. You will see how easy it is to make a woven beaded bracelet and you can use this technique for many other projects.
If you don’t know Hama beads, they are small tube plastic beads in many colors that you can model on a board to make thousands of designs and melt them with the help of the iron to create forms and figures. It’s actually a product for children, but many adults use them for their creative projects.
- Hama beads or you can also buy “Perlers” (you can find them at Ikea by name of “Pyssla“)
- Elastic thread
1. Choose the colors you like to make the bracelet.
- Pale pink
- Emerald Green
2. Begin by entering the thread strung a row of 7 beads. (If you want to do the same design that I created, follow the sequence of colors in the photos)
3. Then enter another bead to start another row (in this case green) and re-enter the thread in the aqua bead (bead # 6)
4. Thread a pink bead and enter the thread through the next bead. (Doing as a zig-zag: bead, no bead, bead…)
5. At the end, turn the thread into the loose thread and continue the same process again.
6. Follow the sequence of the photo introducing a fuchsia bead to make row 3 in the position of bead# 4.
7. Measure on your wrist to know how long you have to do it. At the end of the beads close by joining the fitting beads to each other and tie a knot.
Being a plastic bead bracelet is perfect for the summer, you can get it wet, swim with it or do any activity because it’s elastic.
You can also do this project with kids, create hair bands or even napkin rings.
Long live the summer and DIY‘s! 😉