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Breast Cancer Awareness Shoe Charms

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Breast Cancer Awareness Shoe Charms Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Whether you want to decorate your shoes for a breast cancer awareness walk or create an embellishment to wear on your favorite pair of tennis shoes, these charms are a great way to support those who have fought breast cancer. These charms could also be used as zipper pulls or keychain dangles.

Mix and match the elements from any of these four designs or use the alternative components to create a charm that's perfect for your style and personality. Adjust the size of the clasp to suit the size or thickness of your shoelaces.

Silver Ribbon:
Cut a 3-inch length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Using a 2x2mm crimp tube, crimp one end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. For help with crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire. Attach a sterling silver breast cancer charm to the jump ring. For help with jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the wire, thread a 5mm Swarovski faceted round in crystal, a 9mm fiber optic pink and crystal round bead and a faceted crystal round. Crimp the end of the wire to a 16.1mm silver oval trigger clasp using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.

Pink Ribbon:
Cut a 3-inch length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Using a 2x2mm crimp tube, crimp one end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. For help with crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire. Attach a pink breast cancer awareness ribbon charm to the jump ring. For help with jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the wire, thread a 7mm Swarovski faceted round in light rose ab, a 10mm enamel hope bead and a light rose round. Crimp the end of the wire to a 9x18mm sterling silver oval balloon clasp using a crimp tube.

Heart Charm:
Cut a 3-inch length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Using a 2x2mm crimp tube, crimp one end of the wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. For help with crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Trim any excess wire. Attach a sterling silver courage heart charm to the jump ring. For help with jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. On the wire, thread an 8mm light pink mother of pearl mosaic bead and a 5mm Swarovski faceted round in light rose. Crimp the end of the wire to a jump ring using a crimp tube. Attach the jump ring to an 8.5x17mm sterling silver cast clasp.

Seed Beads:
Cut a four-inch length of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Thread the wire through small loop on the 14x7mm heart clasp. Bend the wire in half, and thread both ends through opposite ends of the 6mm Swarovski faceted roundelle in light rose. On one of the wires thread four 1.8mm inside color lined clear/pink square cut beads and on the other end of the wire, thread four 1.8mm inside color lined clear/raspberry square cut beads. Thread both ends of the wire through a 6mm glass heart in pearlized cream. On one of the wires thread four raspberry beads followed by a 1.8mm sterling silver round crimp, on the other thread four pink beads and a 1.8mm sterling silver round crimp. Thread both ends of the wire through opposite ends of the sterling silver 2-sided survivor/ribbon message bead and the round crimps. Crimp the wires closed. For help with crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 1 ¾ inches - 2 ¼ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
9x18mm sterling oval balloon clasp (SS-CL35, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 7mm faceted round light rose ab (5000-ROLTAB7, qty 2)
Breast cancer awareness-pink ribbon charm (CHARM368, qty 1)
10.0mm enamel hope bead (4.5mm hole) (STG-BD07, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.75x4.30mm) (SS-OJR30-D, qty 5)
Sterling 2 x 2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 6)
Sterling silver 8.5x17mm cast clasp (SS-CL55, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 5mm faceted round crystal (5000-CRYS5, qty 2)
Breast cancer charm-sterling silver (CHARM206, qty 1)
Fiber optic pink and crystal 9mm round bead (3.3mm hole) (LHB-052, qty 1)
8mm light pink mother of pearl mosaic with 3mm grommet round (LHB-027, qty 1)
Sterling silver courage heart charm (CHARM1004, qty 1)
14 x7mm heart clasp (SS-CL08, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2-sided survivor/ribbon message bead (CH-SURVIVOR2, qty 1)
6mm glass heart pearlized cream (GHR-PR-CRM6, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5040 6mm faceted roundelle light rose (5040-LRO6, qty 1)
Sterling silver 1.8mm round crimp (SS-CRM4, qty 2)
8g 1.8mm inside color lined clear/pink square cut beads (SB18-0207, qty 1)
8g 1.8mm inside color lined clear/raspberry square cut beads (SB18-0208, qty 1)
16.1mm oval trigger clasp-925 silver (SS-CL17, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 5mm faceted round light rose (5000-ROLT5, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Sterling Silver 9x18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Sterling Silver 9x18mm Oval Balloon Clasp
Code: SS-CL35
Length 18mm, Width 9mm 
1-23-56+
$7.89$7.36$6.86
Qty>
5000 7mm Faceted Round Light Rose AB
5000 7mm Faceted Round Light Rose AB
Code: 5000-ROLTAB7
Diameter 7mm, Hole Size 18g/1.02mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.48$0.42$0.38
Qty>
Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Charm
Breast Cancer Awareness - Pink Ribbon Charm
Code: CHARM368
Height 14.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-34-78+
$4.79$4.44$4.12
Qty>
Sterling Silver 10.0mm Enamel Hope Bead (4.5mm Hole)
Sterling Silver 10.0mm Enamel Hope Bead (4.5mm Hole)
Code: STG-BD07
Length 8.75mm, Width 10mm 
1-23-45+
$14.28$13.31$12.40
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .170 inches (0.75 x 4.30mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .170 inches (0.75 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-D
Diameter 4.3mm, 21 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.23$0.21$0.19
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.15$0.14$0.13
Qty>
Sterling Silver 8.5x17mm Cast Clasp
Sterling Silver 8.5x17mm Cast Clasp
Code: SS-CL55
Length 17mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-23-56+
$7.64$7.10$6.61
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Crystal
Code: 5000-CRYS5
Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.28 $0.22$0.25 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
Breast Cancer Charm - Sterling Silver
Breast Cancer Charm - Sterling Silver
Code: CHARM206
Width 10mm, Total Height 14.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.17$3.77$3.42
Qty>
Fiber Optic Pink and Crystal 9mm Round Bead (3.3mm Hole)
Fiber Optic Pink and Crystal 9mm Round Bead (3.3mm Hole)
Code: LHB-052
Length 9mm, Width 10mm 
1-78-1516+
$1.74$1.61$1.48
Qty>
8mm Light Pink Mother of Pearl Mosaic with 3mm Grommet Round
8mm Light Pink Mother of Pearl Mosaic with 3mm Grommet Round
Code: LHB-027
Length 8.5mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-34-78+
$6.92$6.43$5.98
Qty>
Sterling Silver Courage Heart Charm
Sterling Silver Courage Heart Charm
Code: CHARM1004
Height 13mm, Width 13mm 
1-34-78+
$7.07$6.58$6.12
Qty>
14 x 7mm Heart Clasp
14 x 7mm Heart Clasp
Code: SS-CL08
Length 14mm, Width 7mm 
1-34-78+
$5.24$4.87$4.53
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2-Sided Survivor/Ribbon Message Bead
Sterling Silver 2-Sided Survivor/Ribbon Message Bead
Code: CH-SURVIVOR2
Length 11mm, Width 8mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
6mm Glass Heart Pearlized Cream
6mm Glass Heart Pearlized Cream
Code: GHR-PR-CRM6
Length 5.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.11$0.10$0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Light Rose
Swarovski 5040 6mm Briolette Bead Light Rose
Code: 5040-LRO6
Length 4mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 1.02mm/18 gauge 
1-1415-2930+
$0.53$0.49$0.45
Qty>
Sterling Silver Crimp Bead, 1.8mm Round
Sterling Silver Crimp Bead, 1.8mm Round
Code: SS-CRM4
Length 1.8mm 
1-7475-149150+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Pink Square Cut Beads
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Pink Square Cut Beads
Code: SB18-0207
Size 1.8mm, 8 g bag 
Price: $1.82
Qty>
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Raspberry Square Cut Beads
Miyuki 8g 1.8mm Inside Color Lined Clear/Raspberry Square Cut Beads
Code: SB18-0208
Size 1.8mm, 8 g bag 
Sale Price: $1.32
Price: $1.89
Qty>
16.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
16.1mm Oval Trigger Clasp - 925 Silver
Code: SS-CL17
Length 16.1mm 
1-34-78+
$4.53$4.20$3.90
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Swarovski 5000 5mm Faceted Round Light Rose
Code: 5000-ROLT5
Diameter 5mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.30$0.27$0.24
Qty>

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver Believe Message Bead
Sterling Silver Believe Message Bead
Code: CH-BELIEVE
Length 11mm, Width 8mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Hope Message Bead
Sterling Silver Hope Message Bead
Code: CH-HOPE
Length 11mm, Width 8mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Live Message Bead
Sterling Silver Live Message Bead
Code: CH-LIVE
Length 11mm, Width 8mm 
Price: $6.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver 10.0mm Enamel Believe Bead (4.5mm Hole)
Sterling Silver 10.0mm Enamel Believe Bead (4.5mm Hole)
Code: STG-BD14
Length 8.75mm, Width 10mm 
1-23-45+
$14.28$13.31$12.40
Qty>
8mm Antique Pink Round Pearl Bead (2.5mm Hole)
8mm Antique Pink Round Pearl Bead (2.5mm Hole)
Code: LHB-061
Length 8mm, Width 8.5mm 
1-45-910+
$3.34$3.09$2.86
Qty>
10mm White Disc Bead with Pink Ribbon Strand
10mm White Disc Bead with Pink Ribbon Strand
Code: LB-909W
12-15 inch strand, Length 10mm, Width 10mm 
1-34-78+
$7.17$6.67$6.20
Qty>
Sterling Silver Love to Run Charm
Sterling Silver Love to Run Charm
Code: CHARM289
Height 12.5mm, Width 17mm 
1-34-78+
$7.08$6.59$6.13
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.99
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
ZambaPro® Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
1-23-56+
$12.01$11.19$10.43
Qty>



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