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Bridesmaid's Charming Gift

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Bridesmaid's Charming Gift Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

A fun and creative gift that bridesmaids can make for the bride is a charm bracelet. Each lady will contribute one charm that has significance to her and the bride. They can come together to make the gift and present it at the bridal shower. This idea is a nice gift for the bride to make for her bridesmaids as well.

Step one: Cut a length of chain to approximately seven inches. Attach each end of the chain to one end of a sterling silver toggle clasp using open jump rings. Place the chain in a Chain Stä tool to make your spacing and attaching charms and dangles easier.

Step two: Attach all of the charms to sterling silver open jump rings and string them at even intervals along the chain. We used seven charms, but the more the better for a charm bracelet. You can never have too many!

Step three: Between the charms you will want to dangle pearls that complement the bride's wedding colors. We chose a pastel mix. Simply string a single pearl on a head pin and do a wire wrapped loop to attach it to the bracelet. For instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, please visit the Handy Tips section of our Learning Center.
Approximate size: 7½ inches
Estimated time: About one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner to intermediate

Tools Used:
Chain Stä (CHNSTAY)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components: (for this design, remember to choose charms and pearls that represent the bride)
Round link chain (925CH42, qty 1 ft)
5-6mm warm tone potato pearl mix (P-WMIX1, qty 1)
Sterling silver cell phone charm (CHARM17, qty 1)
I love cheerleading charm (CHARM478, qty 1)
Sterling silver nautilus charm (CHARM237, qty 1)
Sterling silver Arabian horse charm (CHARM665, qty 1)
Sterling silver seashell charm (CHARM683, qty 1)
Sterling silver handbag charm (CHARM299, qty 1)
Sterling silver sweet 16 charm (CHARM344, qty 1)
11mm round toggle clasp (SS-TOG02, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-G, qty 9)
Sterling silver head pin (SS-HP4X, qty 16)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Handmade 060 Sterling Silver Round Link Chain by the Foot
Code: 925CH42
Link 5.5x5.5mm, 21 gauge 
$13.96 $11.44$13.25 $10.86$12.58 $10.31
5-6mm Warm Tone Potato Pearl Mix Strand
Code: P-WMIX1
16 inch strand, 5-6mm beads 
Sale Price: $15.96
Price: $22.80
Sterling Silver Cell Phone Charm
Code: CHARM17
Height 17mm, Width 8mm 
$5.48 $2.84$5.19 $2.69$4.92 $2.55
Sterling Silver Nautilus Charm
Code: CHARM237
Height 11mm, Width 10.5mm 
$8.76 $6.39$8.32 $6.07$7.89 $5.75
Sterling Silver Arabian Horse Charm
Code: CHARM665
Height 16mm, Width 22.5mm 
$25.01 $17.25$23.84 $16.44$22.73 $15.68
Sterling Silver Seashell Charm
Code: CHARM683
Height 14.5mm, Width 12mm 
$10.56 $8.02$10.02 $7.61$9.52 $7.23
Sterling Silver 16mm Round Toggle Clasp
Code: SS-TOG02
Loop Length 16mm, Bar Length 16mm, Hole Size 1.63mm/14 gauge 
$5.41 $4.76$5.12 $4.50$4.85 $4.26
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .230 inches (0.75 x 5.85mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-G
Diameter 5.8mm, 21 gauge 
$0.32 $0.28$0.30 $0.26$0.28 $0.24
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP4X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 24 Gauge 
$0.25 $0.21$0.22 $0.19$0.19 $0.16

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Chain Stä
Sale Price: $11.30
Price: $12.99
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $6.67
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $10.05
Price: $11.56

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