Making Simple Bead Bracelets

simple tea break beaded bracelets
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Yes, I’ve made several pieces of homemade jewelry on this blog, but this project was probably the simplest and quickest to make. 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.

These look great and are probably the simplest and quickest homemade bracelets that you can make. They literally take one minute to put together, at a fraction of the cost you would pay in-store.

simple tea break 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 bead bracelets within a 30 minute morning break.

simple tea break beaded bracelets

How To Make Beaded Bracelets

Probably the simplest and quickest homemade bracelets to make.
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Active Time: 5 minutes
Total Time: 5 minutes
Difficulty Level: Easy
Yield (adjustable): 1 bracelet
Author: Angela Wills
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  • 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
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Of course, these popular beaded bracelets 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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