One of my favorite forms of procrastination is online window shopping for DIY inspiration. Great for getting crafty, not so great for working on my term papers. I love this Vanessa Mooney bracelet-- and had snake beads leftover from many other previous projects (like this necklace). Using some other odds and ends I had on hand, I created my own snake bead bracelet. It took all of 10 minutes to make, and so I had to whip up a few more for gifts.
Tools and Materials:
Snake beads (available here or search Etsy for "African trade snake beads")
String about 20 inches of the stretch string through the needle, doubling it. Clip the loose ends with the binder clip. Begin stringing on the beads, like pictured above.
Unclip the string, and carefully tie each end together in a triple knot. Trim the strings-- the knot will be concealed by the snake beads.