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Cute Critters Bracelet

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Cute Critters Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Your child will love spending time with you creating this brightly colored bracelet that features some of their favorite animals. If you love the look and feel of this piece, but prefer to create a charm bracelet, see our Charming Creatures design, which combines this color palette with fun animal charms.

Step One: Cut a piece of 0.7mm Elonga multi-strand stretch cord approximately three inches longer than your wrist. Place a bead stopper at one end of the cord.

Step Two: String on the TierraCast™ antique silver teddy bear bead. Follow with a 4mm bright daisy spacer, 6mm Swarovski faceted round in sapphire, spacer, 5mm sterling silver seamless round bead, spacer, sapphire round and spacer. Continue with the TierraCast™ antique silver lady bug bead, sapphire crystal/silver pattern, TierraCast™ antique silver turtle bead, sapphire crystal/silver pattern, TierraCast™ antique silver frog bead, crystal/silver pattern replacing 5mm Swarovski faceted rounds in hyacinth for sapphire rounds, TierraCast™ antique silver bunny bead, hyacinth crystal/silver pattern.

Step Three: 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. 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.
Approximate size: 5 ½ inches
Estimated time: Less than 30 minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
GS Hypo cement (GS-HYPO)
Elonga multi-strand stretch cord-0.7mm (ELONG-07)
Bead stopper - 6-piece pack (BEADSTPR)
List of Components:
TierraCast antique silver turtle bead (SA-5538, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver teddy bear bead (SA-5683, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver bunny bead (SA-5620, qty 1)
TierraCast silver antique ladybug bead (SA-5521, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver frog bead (SA-5523, qty 1)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round hyacinth (5000-HY6, qty 4)
CRYSTALLIZED™ 5000 6mm faceted round sapphire (5000-SAP6, qty 6)
4mm daisy spacer-bright (DSY4-BRITE, qty 20)
5mm seamless sterling silver round bead (2.2mm hole) (SS-RND5, qty 5)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Turtle Bead
Code: SA-5538
Length 15mm, Width 12mm 
$1.24 $1.04$1.16 $0.97$1.09 $0.91
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Teddy Bear Bead
Code: SA-5683
Length 14mm, Width 12.5mm, Depth 6mm 
$1.24 $0.88$1.16 $0.82$1.09 $0.77
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Bunny Bead
Code: SA-5620
Length 8mm, Width 9mm 
$0.99 $0.82$0.93 $0.77$0.87 $0.72
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Ladybug Bead
Code: SA-5521
Length 10mm, Width 9mm 
$0.99 $0.68$0.93 $0.64$0.87 $0.60
Swarovski 5000 6mm Faceted Round Sapphire
Code: 5000-SAP6
Diameter 6mm, Hole Size 18 gauge/1.02mm 
$0.50 $0.37$0.47 $0.35$0.44 $0.33
4mm Sterling Silver Daisy Spacer - Bright
Sale Price: $0.26
Price: $0.29
Sterling Silver 5mm Seamless Round Bead (2.2mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND5
Length 5mm, Hole 2.2mm 
$0.60 $0.44$0.56 $0.41$0.52 $0.38

Alternate Components

Swarovski 5328 6mm XILION Bicone Sapphire
Code: 5328-SAP6
Length 6mm, Diameter 6mm, Hole Size .812mm/20 gauge 
$0.27 $0.20$0.25 $0.18$0.24 $0.18
Indian Silver 4mm Daisy Spacer
Code: INDSY40A
Sale Price: $0.25
Price: $0.29

Purchase Tools & Supplies

GS Hypo Cement
1/3 fl oz 
Sale Price: $4.44
Price: $4.99
Beadalon Elonga Multi-Strand Stretch Cord - 0.7mm
Code: ELONG-07
Diameter .7mm 
Sale Price: $1.57
Price: $2.05
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
$4.46 $3.65$4.22 $3.46$3.99 $3.27

NOTE:This idea uses Swarovski crystal componentswhich currently do not meet the requirements as set out in the Consumer Product Safety Improvement Act (CPSIA).

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