Time Required :
About 30 minutes
Beginner
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zodiac stretch bracelet

Are you a crafty Capricorn? A DIY-loving Leo? Maybe a Sagittarius who adores stringing beads? Then you should make this bracelet. It’s perfect for showing off that special zodiac sign! Read below to learn how easy it is to make one (or a whole constellation’s worth)!
Step 1
Project Note: The bracelet we made uses an Aquarius charm and amethyst beads that represent its matching birthstone. Not an Aquarius? That’s ok, this cute-as-a-button zodiac pack comes with one charm for each of the 12 signs, so you can choose exactly the one you need, or make them all!
 
Begin by measuring and cutting a 10" piece of stretch cord for your bracelet.
Step 2
Lay out the beads that you want to string onto your bracelet. If you’d like to use the same beads we did, then start with six faceted amethyst beads. One either side, place the quartzite beads. When you’re done, the amethyst beads should be in the center, bookended by the quartzite ones.

TIP: The number of quartzite beads needed will depend on how many you need to fit around your wrist (or the wrist of the lucky person for whom you’re making the bracelet).
Step 3
Next, thread half your beads onto the stretch cord. To do it like we did, thread half the quartzite beads, then three of the faceted amethyst beads. Next, slide on your zodiac charm, using the jump ring at its top. Then add the three remaining amethyst beads and the rest of the quartzite beads.

TIP: If the jump ring at the top of your zodiac charm isn’t quite closed, you can fix that! Take two pairs of pliers and use them to carefully twist the ends on either side of the seam back and forth, until they meet. To really make sure the charm isn’t going anywhere, just add a dab of glue over the seam and let it dry.
Step 4
Once your charm and beads have been added, tie the stretch cord into a tight surgeon’s knot and tuck its ends back through the closest beads. Apply a small dab of jewelry glue over the knot, then pull the ends tight. This will press together the beads on either side, hiding the knot. Trim the cord ends and let the glue dry.

TIP: A surgeon’s knot, in case you’re wondering, is almost exactly the same as a square knot. Just make sure that on the first tie you pass the cord end over and around the other cord twice instead of just once. Then, finish by making the second tie as you normally would. That’s it!
 
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