I am not really fond of stretchy bracelets. You know, the kind where you use beading elastic.  They do eventually break and have to be restrung. I inevitably change over to beading wire at first opportunity!  However, I changed my mind after seeing the tutorial by Jennifer VanBenschoten over on Beading Daily.  Her way of making a stretchy bracelet more durable as well as her tips all make sense.

She uses a doubled up length of elastic with only 2 ends to deal with. This is a good thing because if you use 2 lengths of elastic, you'd have 4 ends!

Her instructions are for a tasseled mala bracelet. If tassels are not your thing, then this tutorial still works if you substitute the tassel for a charm or a bead.

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