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DIY Clay Bead Bracelets

These DIY clay bead bracelets are so fun for grown ups and kids alike and they are perfect for stringing alone or paired with letter beads, gold accents and more. There is no limit to the cuteness with these babies, so whether you get your kids or girlfriends or favorite show on Netflix onboard to make them, it’s time to plan some clay bead bracelet making into your summer.

DIY Clay Bead Bracelets + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

Summer always gets me nostalgic for camp crafts — give me all the tie dye, lanyards, and of course, friendship bracelet making! Bracelet making was always my favorite, whether is was weaving or beading, however, now that I am juuust a bit outside of my summer camp years, I have been searching for a way to make my friendship-bracelet-making game a bit more sophisticated. So, you can imagine my excitement when I came across this clay bead bracelet kit on Amazon and knew I had found the perfect combo of chic and fun. Here’s where to get the goods:

Supplies Needed to Make DIY Clay Bead Bracelets

Clay bead bracelet kit (This kit comes with beads and elastic thread as well as a couple other small tools)
Letter beads
Gold beads 
Super glue or jewelry glue


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DIY Clay Bead Bracelets + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

How to make DIY Clay Bead Bracelets

Watch the video (and be sure you subscribe to our YouTube channel), or read the tips below!

You won’t really need a step by step tutorial for making these cuties since it’s basically just stringing beads on your thread, but here are a couple of tips we suggest to have the most success!
  • Make sure you are using elastic thread. It’s the easiest to thread through the small holes on these beads and it stretches nicely so you don’t have to add any clasps or closure pieces. If you buy the kit above it comes with the perfect weight of thread to fit the holes, but if you buy beads elsewhere you’ll want to look for a thread that will slide through the holes nicely.
  • Once you have applied all of your beads and knotted the elastic thread, place a dot of glue on the knot. This will prevent the thread from slipping which can be so frustrating!
  • Have fun making a variety of patterns with your beads. You an do this by doing some larger sections of colors, change colors with each bead, add gold beads in certain places and personalize them with lettered beads! We liked thinking about what color combinations would look best worn in a stack and went from there!

DIY Clay Bead Bracelets + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

DIY Clay Bead Bracelets + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

DIY Clay Bead Bracelets + a tutorial featured by Top US Craft Blog + The Pretty Life Girls

That’s it! You’re all set to give your wrists the accessory update they deserve. We can’t see what you come up with!

Happy making!
ox. Liz and Sam


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