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I Want Candy

by: Dwyn Tomlinson

The stretchy Candy Bead bracelet that TJ showed me last week got me inspired to try my own. It turned out really quite pretty and easy. All these fancy-dancy shaped two-hole beads are pretty intimidating to the ordinary bead stringer like me, but this was ok.

Take the long big hole needle - I finally had to retire my old needle and get a new pack - I have to say - I really like these! - thread your elastic, and string a Candy bead alternating with a seed bead. In order  to make sure that I did not mess up and string on the wrong hole, I used this mantra, "flat side up - top hole, seedbead, flat side up - top hole ... "

Once I had enough for the length of the bracelet, I stopped the beads from falling off with a clothes pin, and cut another piece of elastic. Now - string the other side, using the other hole in the Candy bead, and a seed bead in between.

Once you have the second hole strung, knot the elastic back onto itself to make the bracelet into a circle. Then knot the other side. Bingo - you are done!

Of course - you can use any colour combo you like - but this one is particularly pretty.

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