Beading / Jewelry

Easter Eggs Stretch Bracelet

By  Helen Bradley  for  AMACO

size: 7" long

  • Easter Eggs Stretch Bracelet


  • AMACO Claycrete
  • Elastic beading cord, 1mm, 24” length
  • White small spacer beads, eight


  • Acrylic paints: green, mauve, off-white, pink
  • Needle tool or small power drill
  • Gesso
  • Clear varnish

Basic Supplies

  • large freezer bag, paintbrush, newspaper (to cover work surface)
  • 1. On covered work surface, mix small quantity of Claycrete in freezer bag following manufacturer's instructions. Make thick/dry paste rather than wet one. Pinch small 1" pieces of Claycrete and roll into small egg shapes. Roll approximately eight egg shapes. Set aside to dry.
  • 2. When almost dry, use needle tool to make small hole through length of each egg shape. If eggs are too dry, use small drill to drill hole.
  • 3. Apply two coats of gesso on eggs to seal. Let dry.
  • 4. Decorate eggs using acrylic paints. Add stripes, polka dots, and other designs as desired. Let dry between each color application.
  • 5. When eggs are completing dry, apply two coats of varnish. Let dry.
  • 6. Thread egg beads onto beading elastic, alternating with spacer beads to make bracelet 7" long. Adjust size as needed. Knot ends.
  • Tip
  • 1. Create a long matching necklace following same instructions above.