I follow a YouTuber named Mark Montano. One of his videos (How to Make a Drinking Straw Bracelet) inspired me to make this cuff. The main change I make to his process is that instead of string and a clasp, I used elastic cord to lace through the beads and then just finished it by tying the ends together and tucking it into one of the beads. Since the inner structure of the beads are plastic straws, it is much more durable and can easily withstand the stretching and tugging when I put the cuff on. I love it!! Thanks for the inspiration, Mark!