Bag Charms

Materials

24cm 22ga wire (divide into three 8cm sections)
3 38mm lobster swivel clasp with chain
1 50x27mm cast metal leaf pendant
3 19x10mm cast metal leaf charm
1 33mm cast metal dragonfly pendant
1 32×35 cast metal filigree dove pendant
3 23x6mm cast metal feather charm
1 20mm cast metal compass charm
1 35mm cast metal geometric flat round pendant
1 18x15mm cast geometric metal flat round charm
3 12x9mm cast metal star charm
12 10mm jump rings
15 6mm jump rings
24 head pins with ball
24 3mm spacers
12 daisy spacers
12 bead caps
3 tassels
3 20mm Kashmiri style beads

2 10mm synthetic howlite beads red
4 8mm synthetic howlite beads red
12 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle red

2 10mm round Aventurine bead
4 8mm synthetic howlite beads green
12 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle peridot

2 10mm synthetic turquoise beads
4 8mm synthetic facetted turquoise beads
12 4x6mm Imperial Crystal rondelle aqua

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Before starting divide the wire into three 8cm sections

GREEN BAG CHARM

1. Take 8cm of 22ga wire and measure a 2cm tail and then bend it at a 90 degree-angle. Create a wrapped loop by taking your round-nose pliers and create a loop and then close the loop by wrapping the end of the wire around the main section of wire. Now thread on the wire one 20mm Kashmiri style bead. Finish with a wrapped loop to create a beaded-connector (Pic 1A).

Make the base of the bag charm by taking one 10mm jump ring and attaching the beaded-connector to the bottom link of the chain attached to the lobster swivel clasp. Now take one more 10mm jump and attach to the open end of the beaded-connector (Pic 1B). Take one 6mm jump ring and thread the leaf pendant and attach to the 10mm jump ring. Take one more 6mm jump ring and thread the top of the green tassel and attach to the same 10mm jump ring (Pic 1C & 1D).

2. Create a wrapped loop which attaches directly to the chain for a secure & durable finish (use this technique to attach the other beaded dangles in step 3 to 6)
A: Take one of your head pin and thread one bead cap ,one 10mm round Aventurine bead and one 3mm bead. Place the tip of your round nose pliers on top of the bead Now bend your head pin at a 90 degree angle.
B: Now take your round-nose pliers and place it on the top of the angle (not a the tip this time, a little bit inwards to give your loop a nice size) and starting wrapping the wire around the nose of the pliers) This would have created half the loop.
C: To create the other half of the loop change the position of the pliers.
D & E: Once you are happy with the shape of the loop then you thread the first link of the chain, sitting on the left.
F: Finish the wrap loop by taking the tip of your round-nose pliers and hold the loop together. T
G & H: Take your flat-nose pliers and take the end of the wire and start wrapping it around the wire on the bottom of the loop. Starting at the top working to the bottom. Once you have reached the bottom trim the wire and finish neat).

3. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm peridot crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the first link of the chain, sitting on the right.

4. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm peridot crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the left. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one leaf charm.

5. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the right.

6. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the left.

7. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm peridot crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the right. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one leaf charm.

8. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm peridot crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the left. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one leaf charm.

9. Take one head pin and thread one bead caps ,one 10mm round Aventurine bead and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the right.

10. Finish by taking one 10mm jump ring and threading the top loop of the dragonfly charm and attach to the top left side of top the lobster clasp.

Blue Bag Charm
1. Copy Step 1 of the Green Bag Charm instructions but substitute the green Kashmiri style bead with a blue one, leaf pendant with a dove pendant and green tassel for a light blue one.

2. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, one 10mm turquoise bead & one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the first link of the chain, sitting on the left.

3. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm aqua crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the first link of the chain, sitting on the right.

4. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm aqua crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the left. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one feather charm.

5. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the right.

6.Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the left.

7. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm aqua crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the right. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one feather charm.

8. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm aqua crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the left. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one feather charm.

9. Take one head pin and thread one bead caps ,one 10mm round Turquoise bead and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the right.

10. Finish by taking one 10mm jump ring and threading the top loop of the compass charm and attach to the top left side of top the lobster clasp.

Red Bag Charm

1. Copy Step 1 of the Green Bag Charm instructions but substitute the green Kashmiri style bead with a red one, leaf pendant with a geometric pendant and green tassel for a red one.

2. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, one 10mm round bead & one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the first link of the chain, sitting on the left.

3. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm red crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the first link of the chain, sitting on the right. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one star charm.

4. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm red crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the left. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one star charm.

5. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the second link of the chain, sitting on the right.

6. Take one head pin and thread one bead cap, two 8mm round beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the left.

7. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm red crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the third link of the chain, sitting on the right. Afterwards on the same link above the beaded-dangle take one 6mm jump ring and attach one star charm.

8. Take one head pin and thread one daisy spacer, three 4x6mm red crystal rondelle beads and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the left.

9. Take one head pin and thread one bead caps ,one 10mm round bead and one 3mm spacer bead. Create a wrapped loop which attaches to the fourth link of the chain, sitting on the right.

10. Finish by taking one 10mm jump ring and threading the top loop of the small geometric charm and attach to the top left side of top the lobster clasp.