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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 bellflower dangles. We created nine bellflowers using the following components: four Czech glass large bellflower orange beads, two Czech glass large bellflower orange opal beads, two Czech glass large bellflower aqua and white beads, one Czech glass large bellflower lemon lime bead, three 6mm Czech fire-polished cobalt vega beads, three 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic citrine beads and three 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic hot pink beads. To create the first eight bellflowers; string one Czech fire-polished bead followed by one Czech glass large 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: one Czech glass large flat flower purple bead, two Czech glass large flat flower orange silk beads, one Czech glass large flat flower opaque orange bead and two Czech glass 14mm opaline purple flat flower beads, one 6mm Czech fire-polished cobalt vega bead, three 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic hot pink beads and two 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic wasabi beads. To create the dangles; string one Czech glass flat 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, two TierraCast® antique silver 10mm spacer beads, two stoneware small round-aqua blue beads, one stoneware short fat cylinder-purple bead, one stoneware round spacer-dark orange bead, one stoneware small round-yellow bead, one stoneware large round-yellow bead, one stoneware large round-light green, one stoneware small round-dark orange bead, two 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic hot pink beads, two 6mm Czech fire-polished cobalt vega beads, one 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic citrine bead and two 6mm Czech fire-polished metallic wasabi beads.

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 bead large flat flower orange silk (CR-FL191, qty 2)
Czech glass bead large flat flower opaque orange (CR-FL084, qty 1)
14mm opaline purple flat flower (CR-FL006, qty 2)
Czech glass bead large bellflower orange (CR-FL128, qty 4)
Czech glass bead large bellflower orange opal (CR-FL136, qty 2)
Fire-polished bead 6mm metallic hot pink (50pc pack) (FPS-HPK6, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver 11mm large hole spacer (SA-5691, qty 1)
Stoneware small round-aqua blue (SW-BD195, qty 2)
Czech glass bead large bellflower aqua/white (CR-FL167, qty 2)
Czech glass bead large flat flower purple (CR-FL112, 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 10mm spacer bead (SA-5563, qty 2)
TierraCast® antique silver dancing señor charm (SA-2316, qty 1)
TierraCast® antique silver dancing señorita charm (SA-2317, qty 1)
Stoneware short fat cylinder-purple (SW-BD053, qty 1)
Stoneware round spacer-dark orange (SW-BD169, qty 1)
Stoneware small round-yellow (SW-BD194, qty 1)
Stoneware large round-yellow (SW-BD180, qty 1)
Fire-polished bead 6mm metallic wasabi (50pc pack) (FPS-WAS6, qty 1)
Fire-polished bead 6mm metallic citrine (50pc pack) (FPS-CIT6, qty 1)
Fire-polished bead 6mm cobalt vega (50pc pack) (FPS-VE-COB6, qty 1)
Czech glass bead large bellflower lemon lime (CR-FL137, 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)
Stoneware large round-light green (SW-BD185, qty 1)
Stoneware small round-dark orange (SW-BD197, qty 1)
Sterling silver 2x2mm crimp tube (SS-CRM2, qty 2)


Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver Guitarra Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Guitarra Charm
Code: SA-2318
Height 23.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Katarina Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Katarina Charm
Code: SA-2319
Height 22mm, Width 15.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Sugar Skull Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Sugar Skull Charm
Code: SA-2320
Height 18.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.15 $0.92$1.03 $0.82$0.93 $0.74
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TierraCast Antique Silver Talavera Cross Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Talavera Cross Charm
Code: SA-2321
Height 29mm, Width 21mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.86 $1.48$1.68 $1.34$1.52 $1.21
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Coffin Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Coffin Charm
Code: SA-2323
Height 26mm, Width 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Skull Head Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver Skull Head Bead
Code: SA-5715
Length 7.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.37 $1.09$1.23 $0.98$1.11 $0.88
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Skull Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver Skull Bead
Code: SA-5685
Length 10mm, Width 7.5mm, Depth 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.47 $1.17$1.33 $1.06$1.19 $0.95
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Large Flat Flower Orange Silk
Czech Glass Bead Large Flat Flower Orange Silk
Code: CR-FL191
Length 13.5mm, Width 14mm 
1-3940-7980+
$0.54 $0.43$0.49 $0.39$0.44 $0.35
Qty>
Czech Glass Large Flat Flower Opaque Orange
Czech Glass Large Flat Flower Opaque Orange
Code: CR-FL084
Approx. Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.34$0.30$0.27
Qty>
14mm Opaline Purple Flat Flower
14mm Opaline Purple Flat Flower
Code: CR-FL006
Approx. Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
Sale Price: $0.31
Price: $0.45
Qty>
Czech Glass Large Bellflower Orange
Czech Glass Large Bellflower Orange
Code: CR-FL128
Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.31$0.28$0.25
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Orange Opal
Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Orange Opal
Code: CR-FL136
Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.38 $0.30$0.35 $0.28$0.32 $0.25
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Hot Pink (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Hot Pink (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-HPK6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.09$2.79$2.49
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 11mm Large Hole Spacer
TierraCast Antique Silver 11mm Large Hole Spacer
Code: SA-5691
Length 2mm, Width 11mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.95 $0.76$0.85 $0.68$0.77 $0.61
Qty>
Stoneware Small Round - Aqua Blue
Stoneware Small Round - Aqua Blue
Code: SW-BD195
Length 8.5mm, Width 12-13mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.96$0.86$0.78
Qty>
Czech Glass Large Bellflower Aqua/White
Czech Glass Large Bellflower Aqua/White
Code: CR-FL167
Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.40$0.36$0.32
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Large Flat Flower Purple
Czech Glass Bead Large Flat Flower Purple
Code: CR-FL112
Length 14mm, Width 14mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.35$0.31$0.28
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Sacred Heart Toggle Clasp
TierraCast Antique Silver Sacred Heart Toggle Clasp
Code: SA-6133
Loop 24mm x 18mm, Bar 28mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.56 $2.04$2.32 $1.85$2.08 $1.66
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 10mm Joy Large Hole Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver 10mm Joy Large Hole Bead
Code: SA-5717
Length 6mm, Width 10mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.17 $0.93$1.07 $0.85$0.95 $0.76
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver 10mm Spacer Bead
TierraCast Antique Silver 10mm Spacer Bead
Code: SA-5563
Length 4.5mm, Width 9mm 
Sale Price: $0.74
Price: $1.07
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Dancing Señor Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Dancing Señor Charm
Code: SA-2316
Height 27.5mm, Width 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Dancing Señorita Charm
TierraCast Antique Silver Dancing Señorita Charm
Code: SA-2317
Height 27mm, Width 10mm 
1-1415-2930+
$1.25 $1.00$1.13 $0.90$1.01 $0.80
Qty>
Stoneware Short Fat Cylinder - Purple
Stoneware Short Fat Cylinder - Purple
Code: SW-BD053
Length 10.5mm, Width 10.5mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.72$0.64$0.58
Qty>
Stoneware Round Spacer - Dark Orange
Stoneware Round Spacer - Dark Orange
Code: SW-BD169
Length 4.5mm, Width 11mm 
1-2425-4950+
$0.76$0.68$0.62
Qty>
Stoneware Small Round - Yellow
Stoneware Small Round - Yellow
Code: SW-BD194
Length 9mm, Width 11mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.96$0.86$0.78
Qty>
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Large Round - Yellow
Golem Design Studio Stoneware Large Round - Yellow
Code: SW-BD180
Length 10.5mm, Width 12mm 
Sale Price: $0.63
Price: $0.91
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Wasabi (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Wasabi (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-WAS6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.09$2.79$2.49
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Citrine (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Metallic Citrine (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-CIT6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.09$2.79$2.49
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Cobalt Vega (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Cobalt Vega (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-VE-COB6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$3.02 $2.41$2.72 $2.17$2.46 $1.96
Qty>
Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Lemon Lime
Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Lemon Lime
Code: CR-FL137
Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.41 $0.32$0.38 $0.30$0.35 $0.28
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .235 inches (0.90 x 5.95mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-D
Diameter 5.9mm, 19 gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.40 $0.32$0.36 $0.28$0.32 $0.25
Qty>
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
1 1/2-inch Head Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP2X
Length 1 1/2 inches, 22 Gauge 
1-3940-7980+
$0.41 $0.32$0.37 $0.29$0.33 $0.26
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .170 inches (0.90 x 4.30mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-B
Diameter 4.3mm, 19 gauge 
1-4950-99100+
$0.28 $0.22$0.26 $0.20$0.23 $0.18
Qty>
Stoneware Large Round - Light Green
Stoneware Large Round - Light Green
Code: SW-BD185
Length 10.5mm, Width 12mm 
1-1920-3940+
$1.04$0.92$0.84
Qty>
Stoneware Small Round - Dark Orange
Stoneware Small Round - Dark Orange
Code: SW-BD197
Length 9mm, Width 11mm 
1-1920-3940+
$0.96$0.86$0.78
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 $0.12$0.14 $0.11$0.13 $0.10
Qty>

Alternate Components

Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Ruby
Czech Glass Bead Large Bell Flower Ruby
Code: CR-FL060
Approx. Length 7mm, Width 12mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.27$0.24$0.22
Qty>
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Bright Orange (50pc Pack)
Fire-Polished Bead 6mm Opaque Bright Orange (50pc Pack)
Code: FPS-OBO6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.80 $2.24$2.52 $2.01$2.26 $1.80
Qty>
Getting Started Stringing Beads
Getting Started Stringing Beads
Code: BOOK-139
Sale Price: $13.56
Price: $16.95
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

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 $9.59$10.99 $8.79$9.99 $7.99
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $8.55
Price: $10.69
Qty>
Bead Crimper Tool
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $10.47
Price: $13.09
Qty>
Nipper Tool
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $6.31
Price: $7.89
Qty>
Round Nose Pliers
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $5.67
Price: $7.09
Qty>



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