How to Re-String Stretch Bracelets

Updated February 21, 2017

Stretch bracelets are popular because they do not need complicated closures to wear and can be put on with one hand and minimal effort. Over time, though, stretch bracelets can become worn as the elastic stringing breaks down through repeated wearings. You can remedy the problem by restringing the bracelet with new elastic stringing thread.

Thread your needle with a length of elastic stringing material about an inch longer than your bracelet. Knot it at the end and set it aside.

Lay your stretch bracelet on a flat surface and cut the old elastic stringing next to where it is knotted, but keep the knot intact on one end.

Pick your bracelet up by the end that is not knotted. This will prevent the beads from sliding off and losing the order in which they are beaded.

Slide the needle down through the beads at the top and push the beads over the needle carefully one by one until the beads are all on the new string.

Knot the two ends together and discard the old stringing.

Things You'll Need

  • Elastic stringing thread
  • Sewing needle
  • Your stretch bracelet
  • Scissors
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Ashley Kurz, a full-time professional writer since 2009, publishes on various informational websites. An expert in the craft field specializing in craft-related topics, Kurz has taught arts and crafts for group therapy sessions.