These pretty blue beads contrast nicely with the silver chain to make this easy bracelet.
Materials: 6mm beads, small chain, elastic cord, and wire cutters. You will need more beads than I have pictured here, so make sure you have a lot, or you know you can buy another package.
Cut about 44 pieces of chain, about 2 1/2 inches long. The actual number may vary depending on the size of your wrist, but make sure it's an even number. You will use quite a bit of chain for this bracelet.
Once you have enough to wrap around your wrist, tie a knot. If you would like to add a dab of glue here, go ahead.
This next part may be easier if you loop the bracelet around something. For the first row, I thought it was helpful, but it was easier without it after that. Thread the elastic through a piece of chain from the right of a bead, and a piece of chain from the left of the same bead. This is what makes the criss cross design. Thread a bead, and then thread through the next two pieces of chain.
Add more rows following the same pattern. Make sure the chains are making the crossed pattern while threading more blue beads. I did seven rows in total, including the very first stringing row.
Cut the little pieces of chain off the bottom. I stopped when I didn't have enough chain left to do another row.