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El Día de los Muertos Bracelet

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El Día de los Muertos Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Cheri Carlson

Wear this eclectic bracelet on November 2nd to honor the Mexican holiday Day of the Dead. This bracelet features a diverse collection of components from pewter gothic charms to colorful Czech glass flowers for a spectacular result that is simple enough for beginners to construct.

Step one:
Cut a 10-inch piece of ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire. Thread one end of the wire through a 0.90x5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring and fasten using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. For help using crimp tubes refer to the handy tips section of the learning center. Attach the heart-end of a TierraCast® antique silver sacred heart toggle clasp to this jump ring using a second 0.90x5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring. Set aside.

Step two:
Create the flower dangles. We created nine flowers using the following components: Czech glass bellflower beads and 6mm Czech fire-polished beads. To create the first eight bellflowers; string one Czech fire-polished bead followed by one Czech glass bellflower onto a sterling silver 22 gauge 1 1/2-inch head pin and finish with a simple loop. Create the last bellflower the same way but add a TierraCast® antique silver skull bead before completing the simple loop and attach to a 0.90x4.30mm sterling silver open jump ring. Set the bellflowers aside.

Step Three:
Create the flat flower dangles. We created six flat flowers dangles using the following components: Czech glass maple leaf German purple bead, Czech glass lily flower white cone amethyst beads, small matte purple aluminum rose cabochons and 6mm Czech fire-polished beads. To create the dangles; string one flower bead followed by one Czech fire-polished bead and finish with a simple loop. Attach each dangle to a 0.90x4.30mm sterling silver open jump ring and set aside.

Step Four:
Now you are ready to thread the components onto the wire you prepared in step one. It isn't necessary to string the components in a specific order though we generally tried to space out components that were similar in appearance. We attached up to three 0.90x4.30mm sterling silver open jump rings to the charms depending on how much length they needed to dangle freely between the surrounding components. We used a TierraCast® antique silver talavera cross charm as the focal point in the center of the bracelet and dangled it from three 0.90x5.95mm sterling silver open jump rings. In addition to the dangles you created in steps two and three, include the following components in the bracelet: one TierraCast® antique silver guitarra charm, one TierraCast® antique silver Katarina charm, one TierraCast® antique silver coffin charm, one TierraCast® antique silver skull head bead, one TierraCast® antique silver dancing señor charm, one TierraCast® antique silver dancing señorita charm, one TierraCast® antique silver 11mm large hole spacer, two TierraCast® antique silver 10mm joy large hole beads, 6mm Czech fire-polished beads and the Swarovski crystal pearls.

Step Five:
Be sure to check the length of the bracelet on your wrist. This bracelet will fit more snug because of all the bulk. When you are happy with the fit you can finish with the other end of the clasp. Thread the wire through a 0.90x5.95mm sterling silver open jump ring and fasten using a sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube. Using an additional jump ring, attach the bar-end of the TierraCast® antique silver sacred heart toggle clasp.
Approximate size: 7 ¼ inches
Estimated time: 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro 49 .019 30ft jewelry wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Side cutters - semi flush (TOOL-131)
Bead crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
TierraCast® antique silver guitarra charm (SA-2318, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver katarina charm (SA-2319, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver sugar skull charm (SA-2320, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver talavera cross charm (SA-2321, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver coffin charm (SA-2323, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver skull head bead (SA-5715, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver skull bead (SA-5685, qty 1)
Czech Glass Coral Luster Small Bell Flower Bead Strand(BEADS-1057, qty 2)
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Red (CR-FL143, qty 1)
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Opaque Orange (CR-FL049, qty 2)
Czech Glass Red with Copper Finish Domed Flower Bead Strand (BEADS-0408, qty 1)
Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Fuchsia (CR-FL056, qty 2)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Turquoise (5810-TRQ-10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Lapis (5810-LAP12, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Red (5810-NRE10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Red Coral (5810, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Pink (5810-NPI12, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Orange (5810-NOR10, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Yellow (5810-NYE12, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver 11mm large hole spacer (SA-5691, qty 1)
Czech Glass Bead Lily Flower White Core Amethyst (CR-FL198, qty 2)
Czech Glass Bead Maple Leaf German Purple (CR-LF025, qty 1)
Small Matte Purple Aluminum Rose Cabochon (EMBMT-0056, qty 2)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Red (50pc Pack)(FPS-ORE6, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Yellow Opal (100pc Pack)(FPS-YEO4, qty 1)
Fire-Polished Bead 8mm Yellow OPal (25pc Pack)(FPS-YEO8, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver sacred heart toggle clasp (SA-6133, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver 10mm joy large hole bead (SA-5717, qty 2)
TierraCast® antique silver dancing señor charm (SA-2316, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver dancing señorita charm (SA-2317, qty 1)
Fire-polished bead 6mm cobalt vega (50pc pack) (FPS-VE-COB6, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x5.95mm) (SS-OJR35-D, qty 8)
1 1/2-inch head pin, 22 gauge (sterling silver) (SS-HP2X, qty 15)
Sterling silver open jump ring (0.90x4.30mm) (SS-OJR35-B, qty 20)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Guitarra Charm
Code: SA-2318
Height 23.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.36 $1.11$1.28 $1.04$1.20 $0.98
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Katarina Charm
Code: SA-2319
Height 22mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.36 $1.08$1.28 $1.02$1.20 $0.96
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Sugar Skull Charm
Code: SA-2320
Height 18.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.25 $1.04$1.17 $0.97$1.10 $0.91
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Talavera Cross Charm
Code: SA-2321
Height 29mm, Width 21mm 
1-78-1516+
$2.03 $1.71$1.91 $1.61$1.80 $1.52
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Coffin Charm
Code: SA-2323
Height 26mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.36 $1.11$1.28 $1.04$1.20 $0.98
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Skull Head Bead
Code: SA-5715
Length 7.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.43 $1.12$1.35 $1.05$1.27 $0.99
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Skull Bead
Code: SA-5685
Length 10mm, Width 7.5mm, Depth 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.55 $1.31$1.46 $1.23$1.37 $1.16
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Turquoise
Code: 5810-TRQ10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.33$0.38 $0.31$0.36 $0.29
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Czech Glass Coral Luster Small Bell Flower Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-1057
Strand Length Approx. 5 Inch, Length 6mm, Width 7mm 
1-45-910+
$4.29 $3.23$4.06 $3.06$3.83 $2.88
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Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Red
Code: CR-FL143
Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.24 $0.15$0.22 $0.14$0.21 $0.13
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Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Opaque Orange
Code: CR-FL049
Approx. Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.24 $0.15$0.22 $0.14$0.21 $0.13
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Czech Glass Bead Small Bell Flower Fuchsia
Code: CR-FL056
Approx. Length 5.5mm, Width 9mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.24 $0.15$0.22 $0.14$0.21 $0.13
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Czech Glass Red with Copper Finish Domed Flower Bead Strand
Code: BEADS-0408
Strand Length Approx. 4.5 Inch, Length 5mm, Diameter 14mm 
1-34-78+
$9.82 $6.79$9.31 $6.43$8.82 $6.09
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Maple Leaf German Purple
Code: CR-LF025
Approx. Length 10mm, Width 13mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.31 $0.20$0.29 $0.19$0.27 $0.17
Qty>
Small Matte Purple Aluminum Rose Cabochon
Code: EMBMT-0056
Diameter 9mm, Height 5-5.5mm, Hole Size 1.29mm/16 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.38 $0.29$0.35 $0.26$0.33 $0.25
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Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Lapis
Code: 5810-LAP12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.76 $0.55$0.71 $0.51$0.67 $0.48
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Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Red
Code: 5810-NRE10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.28$0.38 $0.26$0.36 $0.25
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Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Red Coral
Code: 5810-RCO12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.76 $0.63$0.71 $0.59$0.67 $0.55
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Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Pink
Code: 5810-NPI12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.76 $0.54$0.71 $0.50$0.67 $0.47
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 10mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Orange
Code: 5810-NOR10
Length 10mm, Diameter 10mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.28$0.38 $0.26$0.36 $0.25
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 12mm Round Crystal Pearl Neon Yellow
Code: 5810-NYE12
Length 12mm, Diameter 12mm, Hole Size .644mm/22 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.76 $0.54$0.71 $0.50$0.67 $0.47
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Red (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-ORE6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.86 $2.38$2.70 $2.24$2.55 $2.12
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Fire-Polished Bead 4mm Yellow Opal (100pc Pack)
Code: FPS-YEO4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-45-910+
$3.60 $3.09$3.40 $2.92$3.21 $2.76
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Fire-Polished Bead 8mm Yellow Opal (25pc Pack)
Code: FPS-YEO8
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
1-45-910+
$3.58 $3.03$3.38 $2.86$3.19 $2.70
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter 11mm Large Hole Spacer
Code: SA-5691
Length 2mm, Width 11mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.99 $0.79$0.93 $0.74$0.87 $0.69
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Sacred Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: SA-6133
Loop 24mm x 18mm, Bar 28mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.68 $2.23$2.53 $2.10$2.38 $1.98
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter 10mm Joy Large Hole Bead
Code: SA-5717
Length 6mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.24 $1.01$1.16 $0.94$1.09 $0.89
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Dancing Señor Charm
Code: SA-2316
Height 27.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.36 $1.06$1.28 $1.00$1.20 $0.94
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TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Dancing Señorita Charm
Code: SA-2317
Height 27mm, Width 10mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.36 $1.11$1.28 $1.04$1.20 $0.98
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Cobalt Vega (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-VE-COB6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.12 $2.49$2.94 $2.35$2.77 $2.21
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Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-1920-3940+
$0.43 $0.31$0.40 $0.29$0.37 $0.27
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-1112-2324+
$0.39 $0.25$0.34 $0.22$0.29 $0.19
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.31 $0.21$0.29 $0.19$0.27 $0.18
Qty>
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.16 $0.12$0.15 $0.11$0.14 $0.10
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Alternate Components

Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Bright Orange (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-OBO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.12 $2.59$2.94 $2.44$2.77 $2.30
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Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
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Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.94
Price: $11.56
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Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
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