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Shabby Chic Bracelet

Materials

1 26mm brass heart clasp
2 10x20mm cast metal connectors bow
1 20x19mm cast metal heart charm
6 cast metal charms
12 bead caps
8 brass eye pins
3 brass head pins
4 10mm brass jump rings
29 6mm brass jump rings
16.5cm brass chain
7 12mm brass connector settings
7 12mm Altered-art cabochon
5 pearl beads
6 Imperial crystal oval beads

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

STEP 1 Take seven connector settings and seven altered art cabochons. Glue a cabochon in each setting. When dry use 6mm jump rings to join the settings together to form a chain. Now take four more 6mm jump rings. Attach two jump rings to each side of the newly created chain.

STEP 2 Take three head pins and three pearls. Create beaded-dangles by threading a pearl on each head pin and then creating a loop.

STEP 3 Take six eye pins, twelve bead caps and six oval crystal beads. Place on each eye pin the following combination one bead cap, one crystal oval bead and one bead cap. Create beaded-connectors by trimming the ends of the eye pin 1cm from the last bead and forming a loop.

STEP 4 Create a beaded chain by joining the following combination with 6mm jump rings. One bow connector, six beaded-connectors from step 3 and one bow connector. Now take two 6mm jump rings. Attach one jump rings to each side of the newly created chain

STEP 5 Take one eye pin and thread one 6mm pearl bead. Trim the eye pin 1cm from the bead and form a loop. Now gently undo the loop and thread the tiny key charm. Repeat this step but substitute the key charm with the lock charm.

STEP 6 Cut the chain to 16.5cm (approx. 42 links. Now take the length of chain and attach a 6mm jump ring on each end. Now take your six charms (including the two from step 5). Count six links from the start of the chain and then using a 6mm jump ring attach a charm. Repeat this until you have attached all six charm.

STEP 7 Take the three bracelet strands (step 1, step 4 and step 6) and lay them horizontally. Now take one 10mm jump rings and thread the 6mm jump rings at the ends of each of the three strand. Before closing the 10mm jump ring thread the lock. Now take one more 10mm jump ring and thread the 6mm jump rings at the other open ends of three strands. Take two more 10mm jump rings and attach create a jump ring chain by attaching to the previous 10mm jump ring and each other. Finish by taking one 6mm jump ring and threading the large heart charm and the three beaded-dangles from step 2.