DIY Projects & Crafts Seed Bead Bracelets Colorful beaded bracelets have signaled summer for as long as the coolest counselors at camp have been stacking them up their wrists. By Martha Stewart Editors Martha Stewart Editors Facebook Instagram Twitter Website An article attributed to "Martha Stewart Editors" indicates when several writers and editors have contributed to an article over the years. These collaborations allow us to provide you with the most accurate, up-to-date, and comprehensive information available.The Martha Stewart team aims to teach and inspire readers daily with tested-until-perfected recipes, creative DIY projects, and elevated home and entertaining ideas. They are experts in their fields who research, create, and test the best ways to help readers design the life they want. The joy is in the doing. Editorial Guidelines Updated on June 28, 2018 Share Tweet Pin Email Photo: PERNILLE LOOF Our chic, grown-up versions are just as fun, but with one extra benefit—you don't have to sleep, shower, or swim in them, thanks to a crimp bead that makes sliding them on and off a cinch. Our secret to stringing these beauties without a headache or hand cramp? A flexible wire needle that slips right through the tiny beads. For more ideas, scroll through our entire collection of Handmade Bracelets. What You'll Need Materials Embroidery floss (Pictured: DMC embroidery floss, 52¢ for 8.7 yd., michaels.com) Twisted beading needle, size #10 Clear tape Seed beads (Pictured: Miyuki seed beads, #11, from $3.25 for 7.5 g., firemountain gems.com) Crimp beads (Pictured: Crimp beads, 1 mm, $6 for 100, firemountaingems.com) Glass beads (Pictured: Blue-striped Ghana glass beads, $8 for 200, shopleekan.com) Instructions Trim floss to loosely fit your wrist. Thread through needle, leaving a loose tail several inches long; tape other end to a flat surface. Slide seed beads onto needle; push down along floss to create your pattern. Add crimp bead. Remove needle and tape, and thread needle onto other end of floss; pull it through crimp bead. (At this point, the beads should form a loop, and the loose ends of floss should stick out from the crimp bead.) Trim floss and knot ends. To adjust bracelet, pull crimp bead up and down.