Men’s Gold Block Bracelet

designed by Scott Pfeiffer

I’ve been wanting to design men’s bracelets for some time and when I saw several for sale on FaceBook, I decided to try my hand at it. Etching glass beads gives them a subtle, masculine look and fashioning these focal cubes with no-bake clay and metallic paints was the perfect combination.


  • Makin’s
    • Makin’s Clay®
      • Black
    • Professional® Ultimate Clay Extruder® – Square disc
  • etchall®
  • 8mm black glass beads
  • Metallic paint (I used gold and silver)
  • Black stretchy bead cord
  • Craft knife
  • Paintbrush
  • Tooth pick
  • Drill with small bit



Men's Bracelet How 1

Extrude clay with clay extruder. Let dry for 24 hours.

Men's Bracelet How 2

Drill hole in cube.

Men's Bracelet How 3

Paint clay cube with metallic paint. Wipe some paint off with paper towel.

Men's Bracelet How 4

Place loose beads in plastic container. Pour etchall® dip ’n etch to cover. Let sit for 15 minutes.

Men's Bracelet How 5

Remove, rinse and dry beads. Return dip ’n etch to bottle.

Men's Bracelet How 6

String beads and metallic cube with stretchy bead cord.

For a great YouTube video on stringing bracelets with stretchy cord, visit this link.

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