County Fair Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This bracelet, found at a local craft store, was in dire need of some sprucing up. The simple addition of crystals and a personalized tag transformed it from plain to charming in a matter of minutes. Help your child create this fun bracelet or any of the other Mommy & Me designs when you're looking for an entertaining way to spend an afternoon.
Step One: Use a stamp and StazOn ink pad in jet black to create the image on the antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link. We chose to use a horse stamp but you can personalize your bracelet by choosing any stamp you like. Make sure to press gently and don't move the stamp in order to create a clean image. Let dry. Cut a word from the graphic florals transfer sheet, and follow the instructions to place the word on the link. For help with transfer sheets, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Cover the entire link in a thin coat of sealant. Let dry.
Step Two: Use Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue the crystals and the large circle tag onto the bracelet in a design of your choosing. For help with gluing Swarovski flatbacks visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. We created a flower motif with the 8mm Swarovski chessboard flatback in Crystal AB and 10mm Swarovski diamond leaf flatbacks in Light Siam. The other crystals are 12mm Swarovski chessboard flatbacks in Aquamarine. Let dry.
Approximate size: 8 inches Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes (plus drying time) Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools used: Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC) Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01) Transfer sheet-graphic florals (TS-002) StazOn ink pad-jet black (INK-03)
List of Components: Antique silver-plated pewter large circle tag link (PSA-LX059, qty 1) Swarovski 2493 8mm chessboard flatback Crystal AB (2493-CAB8, qty 2) Swarovski 2493 12mm chessboard flatback Aquamarine (2493-AQU12, qty 2) Swarovski 2797 10mm diamond leaf flatback Light Siam (2797-LSM10, qty 8)
Alternate Components: These are fun alternatives to those listed above: Swarovski 2200 8mm navette flatback Crystal (2200-CRYS8) Swarovski 2035 14mm chessboard circle flatback Crystal Red Magma (2035-RMM14) 10x8mm oval paua cabochon-emerald (SCOV-EM8)
NOTE: This idea uses Swarovski crystal components which currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).