Decide on the length of your bracelet and the design you want to create with your beads. It can be helpful to lay out your bead design on a bead board/tray to make sure you are satisfied with your design before you begin stringing. (see notes below for suggested bracelet sizes).
Cut a 12" length of the Stretch Magic cord.
Prestretch the cord by holding one end of the cord and pulling it between the thumb and forefinger of your other hand, to gently stretch it. Pull and gently stretch it like this three or four times.
Begin stringing your beads. You might find it helpful to put a small piece of tape at the end of the stretch cord to keep the beads from falling off as you go. Wherever you begin stringing is also where your knot will end up so if you have any beads in the design with larger holes, begin stringing there as it will be easier to hide your knot in those beads when you are finished.
Once the beads are all strung, finish up by tying a knot. For extra knot security, try a surgeon's knot. This knot is done by making the first half of the knot as usual, and when doing the second half of the knot, pass the end of the cord under and through one additional time. Then pull the cord tight to finish the knot.
Reinforce the knot by dabbing on some clear nail polish or glue. Let it dry for a few minutes, and then cut off the remaining long ends of the cord close to the knot.
Suggested adult stretch bracelet sizes:Small 7" Medium 7.5" - 8" Large 9" Plus size 9.5"