How To Make Beaded Bracelets In Under 2 Minutes

My daughter Kelly made these simple beaded bracelets a few years ago when she and a friend were looking to make something special for graduation gifts.

simple DIY beaded bracelets

Yes, I’ve made several pieces of homemade jewelry on this blog, but making beaded bracelets was probably the easiest and quickest of all.

My daughter Kelly named these the Tea Break Bracelets a few years ago when she and a friend were looking to make something special for graduation gifts. They look great and they literally take one minute to put together, at a fraction of the cost you would pay in-store.

simple diy beaded bracelets
DIY Beaded Bracelets

Like most students, they had very little time and money but still wanted to give something memorable, so after evaluating their finances and a 10-minute brainstorm they came up with the Tea Break Bracelet, which they named after making 33 of these simple beaded bracelets within a 30 minute morning break.

simple DIY beaded bracelets

How To Make DIY Beaded Bracelets

My daughter Kelly made these simple bead bracelets a few years ago when she and a friend were looking to make something special for graduation gifts. They made 33 of these within a 30 minute morning break.
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Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Yield: 1 bracelet
Author: Angela Wills
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  • No tools required


  • Take a piece of cotton or leather thong of any thickness that can be knotted
    supplies for simple bead bracelets
  • Double it up and thread with any large holed beads
    making a simple bead bracelet
  • Finish with a slip knot (Note not sure how to tie a slip knot? See notes here on tying slip knots)
    By finishing the bracelet with a couple of slip knots there was no extra cost for clasps or other fasteners and the size of the bracelet would be adjustable to suit both male and female (wow maybe they did learn something at college after all).
    a simple bead bracelet
Category: DIY
Cuisine: N/A
Difficulty: Easy

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So there you have it, how to make simple beaded bracelets! These are really popular and aren’t just for giving on graduation, they are for anyone looking for a low-cost homemade gift to give to a friend or relative at any time.

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Angela Wills

Hi, I'm Angela, and I make most of the homemade things here at Savvy Homemade. I’m fearlessly dedicated to creating tried, tested recipes & products that will work for everyone. I'm an experienced soap maker, skincare formulator, author, busy Mom of 3, and recently a Grandma! Welcome to SavvyHomemade, it's my true passion.

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  1. Thank you I finally found a SIMPLE craft I can prepare and bring to Uganda to teach some Orphanage Teachers, leaders and ladies of the Village. I wanted to do a “Ladies Night” and serve snacks and a beverages and lead a simple craft, do a devotional and sing some songs with our guitar player friend. It’ll be a fun night. I’m expecting about 55 women. I will need to buy the beads and string and precut it and make a few to show and let them go! Thanks, I’ve done many crafts and we need ones that don’t take tools or are not too difficult for this lady to teach.5 stars


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