How to Make a Beaded Yoga Bracelet

October 31, 2014

If you’re looking for a tranquil jewelry-making project, the stretchy yoga bracelet is perfect. It’s easy to make and takes very few tools (this also makes it perfect for beginning jewelry makers!). Our design incorporates Mala prayer beads and 8mm round gemstone beads. Plus, we’ve personalized the bracelet with a Nina Designs charm.  Whether you make one or a whole armful, you will love this project!

Easy to make Yoga Charm Bracelet made of wooden mala beads, gemstone beads, and a lotus charm from

“Lotus Flower” Yoga Bracelet by Rings & Things designer Mollie Valente.

First, gather your supplies:
Shop www.rings-things for supplies to make this trendy Yoga charm bracelet.

The “Lotus Flower” yoga bracelet combines rosewood Mala beads, gemstone beads, gold-plated beads, and a bronze Nina Designs lotus charm — all strung on Stretch Magic® cord.

You will also need just a couple of tools:
Then follow these easy steps:

To make a yoga bracelet, add a charm and gold plated beads to the center of the Stretch Magic cord.
Step 1: Measure and cut the Stretch Magic cord. Make the cord length wrist size plus 4 inches). String on the charm and position it in the middle of the cord. On each side of the charm, string one rondelle bead and one 5mm nugget heishi bead. Add the Bead Stopper to one side of the cord.

Bead Stoppers In-Use Image
Tool Spotlight: Bead Stoppers are a helpful tool for any stringing project! Simply attach the spring to your beading cord to prevent accidental bead spills. You can purchase the Bead Stoppers in both regular and mini size. This tool is a “Rings & Things Staff Choice”.

Free DIY stretchy gemstone Yoga bracelet instructions, how to string beads.
Step 2: The color of rainbow new jade beads varies from bead to bead on each strand. Take a moment and plan your bead design before stringing. String on one 8mm gemstone bead followed by one 5mm nugget bead; string this pattern three times, then end with an additional 8mm gemstone bead.

How to make a stretchy Yoga bracelet with round gemstone and wood bead.  Free DIY jewelry-making tutorial.
Step 3: Secure the cord with a Bead Stopper on the beaded side of the bracelet. String beads on the opposite side of the bracelet, matching the pattern in Step 2.

Yoga Charm Bracelet Step 4
Step 4: Continue beading. String on two 7mm nugget heishi beads. Then string on an alternating pattern of one 8mm Mala bead, followed by one 7mm nugget bead; repeat this pattern five times. Secure the beads with a Bead Stopper.

Yoga Charm Bracelet Step 5
Step 5: Secure the cord with a Bead Stopper on the beaded side of the bracelet. String beads on the opposite side of the bracelet, matching the pattern in Step 4. Vary the number of wooden Mala beads and 7mm nugget heishi beads to achieve your desired bracelet length.

Free jewelry-making instructions.  Learn to make a Yoga bracelet.  Secure the Stretch Magic cord with a knot.
Step 6: With the Bead Stopper removed, hold the ends of the Stretch Magic cord securely and form a circular bracelet. Secure the cord with a knot (square knot, surgeon’s knot, or a few over-hand knots). To tighten the knot, pull the cord tails and stretch the bracelet. Clip the cording about 1/8″ from the knot.

How to tie knots for jewelry making:  overhand knot, square knot, and surgeon's knot.
The overhand knot, square knot, and surgeon’s knot are commonly used in jewelry making.

Jewelry making tutorial, make a Yoga bracelet: how to securely finish Stretch Magic cord.
Step 7: Secure the connection by applying GS Hypo Cement to the knot. Use the super-fine applicator to generously coat the knot, and then slide the knot into the center of a wooden Mala bead and allow it to dry. Now the knot is secure, protected, and hidden.

Yoga Charm Bracelet Step Concluding Image
The Lotus Flower Yoga Bracelet is ready to wear!

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