Iv’e recently gotten into wristlet making over the last few weeks. It all started with me ordering some blanks online. I wanted to truly get a custom experience and start making my own. Through a little bit of trial and error, I was able to source some beads for my custom wristlets and I couldn’t be happier!
At the moment, I purchase most of my beads through Amazon. I use 15-16mm beads for these wristlets. For the silicone beads I am ordering from Aliiexpress, as the pricing on there is fantastic (comopared to domestic prices at the moment).
Incase you are not familiar with wristlets, they are beaded bracelets that allow you to attach your car keys, keychains and more!
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*Please also note, when purchasing some of the printed beads, there may be print imperfections, especially with the stripes! I mention this because you don’t know the quality until it arrives. While most of the prints were useable in my case (plaids, other stripes, etc), there were certain prints that were worse than others. I’ll post some examples of what I mean. The bracelet shown is an example and is mine for personal use (I wouldn’t sell something with imperfect prints anyways).
I have recently recieved my silicone beads from Aliexpress and while the prices are great, I found a lot of inconsistancies with colors (ie- 100 pack of neutrals and got 50 marble, 20 white, 8 light gray, 8 dark gray, 2 black, etc) so I have actyally ordered some from Amazon. It adds a little bit of price on, but so far I have gotten all the colors needed.