Ocean Inspired Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Ocean Inspired Charm Bracelet: Project Instructions

Posted by Eureka! Beads on 20th Mar 2019

With blue crystals and glass pearls, and an collection of metal charms (including starfish, mermaids, fish, clams and more), this charm bracelet has a definite ocean feel to it. Techniques used include joining components and turning loops.

MATERIALS REQUIRED

  • 18 head pins
  • 10 x deep blue 6mm glass pearl beads
  • 8 x light sapphire blue 7mm helix glass crystal beads
  • 1 x 20cm round link bracelet chain
  • 1 turtle metal charm
  • 1 angel fish metal charm
  • 1 mermaid metal charm
  • 1 octopus metal charm
  • 1 seahorse metal charm
  • 1 open clam shell metal charm
  • 1 starfish metal charm
  • 26 x 6mm strong jump rings

TOOLS REQUIRED

  • Twirly Wirlie Pliers
  • 2 x Crimping Pliers
  • Wire Cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Deep Blue Drops

Take a head pin and thread up with:

  • an deep blue 6mm glass pearl

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat 9 more times, so that you have 10 deep blue drops.

Light Sapphire Blue Drops

Take a headpin and thread up with:

  • a light sapphire blue 7mm helix glass crystal

Leaving a space of 10mm, cut the excess off the head pin. Twirl the end using your twirly wirlies. Repeat 7 more times, so that you have 8 light sapphire drops.

Put it together

Pick up your bracelet chain. Starting at the end with a parrot clasp, thread one of your deep blue drops onto a jump ring and attach to the second link of chain. As the jump rings are strong, you will need two sets of pliers to open them. Repeat, adding a light sapphire drop, followed by another deep blue drop, leaving one link in between.

Next, thread the silver octopus metal charm onto a jump ring and attach to your bracelet, remembering to leave one link in between.

Continue using the following pattern leaving one link in between:

  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver starfish metal charm
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver mermaid metal charm
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver turtle metal charm
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver seahorse metal charm
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver angel fish metal charm
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop
  • silver open clam shell metal
  • a deep blue drop
  • a light sapphire drop
  • a deep blue drop

Your bracelet is now ready to wear!

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