Stretch Bracelets

When it comes to fashionable jewelry, one of the biggest challenges is finding pieces that are stylishly wearable, affordable and comfortable. Stretch bracelets meet all of these requirements. Stretch bracelets are a great alternative to fixed-size bracelets because they can fit any woman. They are very comfortable to wear, and best of all, they are completely affordable. Most of these kinds of bracelets are held together with stretchy cord or elastic, so you don’t need to pay for an elaborate setting. The stone in stretch bracelet is set close together, therefore, you really get the most for your money.

Aqua Marble Stretch Bracelet
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Heidi Stretch Bracelet

*Purchase at Amritasingh.com

 

Stretch bracelets can be the ideal fashion accessory. They are easy to mix and match and come in colors and materials that can complement any wardrobe. They can be stacked up the arm or worn in a simple strand to add elegant sparkle. They come in materials ranging from giant plastic beads to tiny photograph frames that can be personalized. Stretch bracelets can accommodate large wrists as well as petite sizes. For those seeking maximum bling, there are bracelets strung with Swarovski crystals. Typical stretch bracelets feature beads on a single band. There is no clasp or closure because they are beaded on elastic bands. Some stretch bracelets are on a single band, while others feature double or triple bands, giving the illusion of stacked bracelets. They may have lightweight plastic beads, glass beads, stones or even gems, although most stretch bracelets tend to be more oriented toward costume jewelry rather than fine jewelry. There are also stretch bracelets made in smaller sizes for girls, and in larger sizes for ankle bracelets.

 

Aztec Stone Stretch Bracelet

Ornate Stone Stretch Bracelet

Pyramid Stud Stretch Bracelet
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Stretch bracelets are fun to wear with everything, but your favorites will not survive the trials of daily use. It is wise to watch stretch bracelets for signs of snagging because, if the elastic breaks during use, it is easy to lose the beads, particularly if they are seed beads. If the elastic appears frayed or if the bracelet sags, carefully cut the band and restring the beads on a fresh piece of elastic. Wear a stretch bracelet or a few for a special party. Feel free to mix and match contrasting colors and even different styles to make you look unique. However, a nice rule of thumb is that your bracelets should be functional and add to the charm of your outfit. They should not be distracting or look like they are trying too hard. After all, stretch bracelets are stylish, and a versatile fashion accessory you can even make it in a matter of minutes.