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Cute Critters Bracelet

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Bunnies and Bugs and Bears, Oh My! This bracelet is a new and sturdier twist on the charm bracelet! It uses beads in place of charms to avoid dangles that can get caught on things. It is strung on stretch cord to make putting it on easy for little fingers.

Step one: Cut a piece of Elonga 0.3mm to approximately 3 inches longer than your child's wrist. Tape one end with masking tape to prevent the beads from sliding off.

Step two: Begin by stringing the antique silver pewter teddy bear bead, follow with a sterling silver 4mm bright daisy spacer, a 4mm Czech fire polished bead in hyacinth, another daisy spacer and a sterling silver 4mm seamless round bead. Repeat the silver/glass pattern then add the antique silver pewter ladybug bead, follow with the silver/glass pattern again and add the antique silver pewter bunny bead.

Step three: Repeat the silver/glass pattern six more times, using 4mm fire polished sapphire beads instead of hyacinth.

Step four: Slide the beads to the middle of the elastic cording and tie a simple square knot. Remember when working with stretchy materials, do not stretch them when tying the knot. Be sure to leave slack so there will be plenty of stretch left when you are done. Dab the knot with a bit of adhesive, we recommend GS Hypo. When the glue is dry, trim the ends of the Elonga and pull a bead over the knot to hide it.

This bracelet is sure to be one of your child's prized possessions! Make it with their favorite colors, and personalize it with their favorite animals.

Note: The components in this bracelet are fragile and can break. We DO NOT recommend jewelry for children under five.
Approximate size: Five inches
Approximate Cost: Under $20 (does not include glue)
List of Components:
Silver antique pewter ladybug bead (SA-5521, qty 1)
Silver antique pewter teddy bear bead (SA-5618, qty 1)
Silver antique pewter bunny bead (SA-5620, qty 1)
4mm sterling silver seamless round bead (SS-RND4, qty 7)
4mm sterling silver daisy spacer, bright (DSY4-BRITE, qty 20)
4mm Czech fire polished glass bead, sapphire (FP-SAP4, 1 pkg, 6 beads for this project)
4mm Czech fire polished glass bead, hyacinth (FP-HY4, 1 pkg, 4 beads for this project)
Elonga multi-strand stretch cord 0.3mm (ELONG-03)
GS hypo cement (GS-HYPO)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Silver Antique Ladybug Bead
Code: SA-5521
Length 10mm, Width 9mm 
TierraCast Antique Silver Bunny Bead
Code: SA-5620
Length 8mm, Width 9mm 
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND4
Length 4mm, Hole 1.5mm 
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright
Czech Fire Polished Bead Hyacinth 4mm (50PK)
Code: FP-HY4
Length 4mm (50 pack) 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Elonga Multi-Strand Stretch Cord - 0.3mm
Code: ELONG-03
Diameter .3mm 
GS Hypo Cement
1/3 fl oz 
Price: $4.99

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