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Charming Creatures Bracelet

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Charming Creatures Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Show off your love of all things animal with this fun Mommy & Me charm bracelet. Kids will enjoy stringing the beads onto the wire, and it is simple enough to create at almost any age. As an alternative, try creating the Cute Critters bracelet for a similar look that uses beads instead of charms.

Step One: Attach the sterling silver butterfly charm to a 4mm sterling silver split ring. For help with split rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat to attach the sterling silver dolphin charm, sterling silver sea turtle charm, sterling silver tiny teddy bear charm, TierraCast™ antique silver elephant charm, antique silver cat sleeping on back charm, sterling silver lady bug charm, sterling silver pony charm and the TierraCast™ antique silver dog charm to split rings. Set aside.

Step Two: Cut an approximately nine-inch piece of ZambaPro™ 49 .019 jewelry wire. Crimp one end of the wire to the sterling silver medium closed jump ring using a 2x2mm sterling silver crimp tube. You may need to help your child with crimping and split rings. Trim any excess wire. For help with crimp tubes, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.

Step Three: On the wire string: 4mm Swarovski faceted round in capri blue, 4mm bright daisy spacer, charm, daisy spacer, capri blue round, daisy spacer, 4mm sterling silver seamless round bead, daisy spacer. Repeat the pattern twice. Repeat this same pattern three times, using 4mm Swarovski faceted round in fire opal instead of the capri blue round. Repeat pattern twice more with the blue rounds. Finish the bracelet by stringing a capri blue round, daisy spacer, charm, daisy spacer and capri blue round.

Step Four: Crimp the end of the wire to the 6mm sterling spring ring using a crimp tube. Trim any excess wire.
Approximate size: 6 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Split ring plier (TOOL-103)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
List of Components:
CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round fire opal (5000-FIRE4, qty 6)
CRYSTALLIZED™ Swarovski 5000 4mm faceted round capri blue (5000-BLU4, qty 12)
4mm seamless sterling silver round bead (1.5mm hole) (SS-RND4, qty 8)
Sterling 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)
4mm sterling silver split ring (SS-SR04, qty 9)
4mm daisy spacer-bright (DSY4-BRITE, qty 34)
6mm sterling spring ring (closed loop) (SS-SPR6, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver dog charm (SA-2223, qty 1)
Sterling silver pony charm (CHARM78, qty 1)
Sterling silver ladybug charm (CHARM16, qty 1)
Antique pewter cat sleeping on back charm (PW-CH0336, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver elephant charm (SA-2225, qty 1)
Sterling silver tiny teddy bear charm (CHARM79, qty 1)
Sterling silver butterfly charm (CHARM125, qty 1)
Sterling silver dolphin charm (CHARM30, qty 1)
Sterling silver sea turtle charm (CHARM36, qty 1)
Sterling silver medium closed jump ring .76x5mm (SS-CJR-MD, qty 1)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Fire Opal
Code: 5000-FIRE4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.22$0.22 $0.19$0.20 $0.18
Qty>
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Capri Blue
Code: 5000-BLU4
Diameter 4mm, Hole Size 20 gauge/.812mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25 $0.21$0.22 $0.18$0.20 $0.17
Qty>
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
4mm Seamless Sterling Silver Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND4
Length 4mm, Hole 1.5mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.29$0.27$0.25
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>
4mm Sterling Silver Split Ring
4mm Sterling Silver Split Ring
Code: SS-SR04
4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright
4mm Daisy Spacer - Bright
Code: DSY4-BRITE
4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.40$0.36$0.32
Qty>
6mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop)
6mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop)
Code: SS-SPR6
6mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.69$0.59$0.51
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Dog Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Dog Charm
Code: SA-2223
Height 10mm, Width 8mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.97$0.87$0.79
Qty>
Sterling Silver Pony Charm
Sterling Silver Pony Charm
Code: CHARM78
Height 15mm, Width 17.5mm 
1-23-56+
$10.79$9.77$8.87
Qty>
Sterling Silver Ladybug Charm
Sterling Silver Ladybug Charm
Code: CHARM16
Height 12mm, Width 7.5mm 
1-23-56+
$4.52$4.12$3.72
Qty>
Antique Pewter Cat Sleeping on Back Charm
Antique Pewter Cat Sleeping on Back Charm
Code: PW-CH0336
Height 10mm, Width 19.5mm 
Sale Price: $1.17
Price: $1.68
Qty>
Sterling Silver Tiny Teddy Bear Charm
Sterling Silver Tiny Teddy Bear Charm
Code: CHARM79
Height 9mm, Width 6.5mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.30$2.06$1.86
Qty>
Sterling Silver Butterfly Charm
Sterling Silver Butterfly Charm
Code: CHARM125
Height 14mm, Width 13mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.04$3.64$3.29
Qty>
Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
Sterling Silver Dolphin Charm
Code: CHARM30
Height 11mm, Width 4mm, Depth 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$4.37$3.97$3.57
Qty>
Sterling Silver Sea Turtle Charm
Sterling Silver Sea Turtle Charm
Code: CHARM36
Length 18mm 
1-23-56+
$9.79$8.89$7.99
Qty>
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm)
Sterling Silver Medium Closed Jump Ring (0.76x5mm)
Code: SS-CJR-MD
Diameter 5mm, 21 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.35$0.31$0.28
Qty>

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5301 4mm Faceted Bicone Sun
Swarovski 5301 4mm Faceted Bicone Sun
Code: 5301-SUN4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10$0.09$0.08
Qty>
Swarovski 5040 4mm Briolette Bead Tanzanite
Swarovski 5040 4mm Briolette Bead Tanzanite
Code: 5040-TAN4
Length 2.5-3mm, Diameter 4mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.25$0.22$0.20
Qty>
Indian Silver 4mm Daisy Spacer
Indian Silver 4mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY40A
4mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.39$0.36$0.33
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Price: $13.09
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Split Ring Plier
Split Ring Plier
Code: TOOL-103
Price: $8.59
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.09
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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 
1-23-45+
$11.99$10.99$9.99
Qty>

NOTE: This idea uses SWAROVSKI ELEMENTS which currently does not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).


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