By far our most popular tutorial! Free your hands with this trendy, silicone wristlet that makes wrestling your toddler into their carseat and bringing the groceries in that much easier!
There are two ways to make your silicone beaded wristlet:
1. From scratch using our tutorial and loose crafting supplies. This way, you can choose from over 120 different bead colors and patterns from our shop! You can also customize your keyring and clip color, matching charm, plus you have the option to add an accent bead! (We have silicone dog beads, strawberries, cowboy hats and more.)
2. Or choose from a variety of pre-packaged Wristlet DIY Kits that include all the crafting supplies and instructions needed to make this on your own. (Makes a great gift or party favor.)
Now let's get crafting! You can follow our written tutorial below or watch our YouTube tutorial above. (Or both!) The list of supplies needed is below.
- 16 x 19mm Round Silicone Beads
- Accent/focal bead (optional)
- One length of nylon 60” cording or elastic cording
- Metal Keyring and Clip
- Metal Charm or Silicone Charm
- Crafting Needle (optional - help thread the beads onto the cord)
- Pliers (optional - help pull the cord through the beads. Can be purchased as part of our Crafting Tool Set)
- Knot Grippers (optional - help ensure knots are tight and secure)
1. Take your cording and lighter and melt about a 1” length of cord so that it's hard and able to string beads easily.
2. String 16 of your 19mm silicone beads onto the cording.
3. Also string your Metal Keyring and Clip onto the same cord, through the Keyring.
4. Tie the string in a double knot, as tightly as you can.
5. Making a small single knot on each hanging string, use your knot grippers to tighten the knot even further (*You are able to pull a knot tightly for your wristlet by hand, but we find the knot grippers just provide an extra sense of security and strength for your knots!)
6. Take your lighter and run it over your double knot to slightly melt it. Once the knot is cool, thread one of your strings with your crafting needle. Carefully, thread your needle through one of the beads beside your current double knot. (You may need pliers to help you get the needle through!)
7. Pull your threaded cord all the way through that bead, carefully pulling your knot into the bead to hide it.
8. You should have a string on each side of this bead. Trim them carefully, and use your lighter to melt the ends back that may be sticking out.
9. Take your small metal charm and add it to the Keyring for an extra little bit of sparkle!
10. Your wristlet is done! Add on your keys and you’re good to go!
We hope you love making your own wristlet! We would love to see the combinations you make or how you use your wristlet! Send us your photos by tagging us with the hashtag #createdwithcarasupply.
- the girls
*The products, materials, and supplies sold by Cara & Co. Silicone Craft Supply are intended for use by adults and should never be left unattended with a child.
***Small objects and beads can present choking hazards to young children. Never leave a child unattended with beads or other products. Always dispose of any damaged product. No product is completely indestructible, and fully formed teeth could potentially damage product if chewed aggressively, so responsible attentiveness is needed for any user or purchaser. Customers should always inspect and monitor their products, discontinuing use at the first sight of damage.
****Once our products have been sold and shipped to our customers, Cara & Co Silicone Craft Supply Inc., waives all responsibility and liability from the use of our products. Customers are responsible that their final products made from our supplies meet the appropriate safety requirements for their region. Our buyers understand that by purchasing our products or using suggestions from the above tutorial, the buyer assumes any and all responsibility and liability for the use of the products.
*****Cords, clasps and pacifier clips are not intended to be chewed on and may present choking hazards.