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Graduation Bracelet 2004

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This bracelet will make a wonderful gift for your graduate. Help them celebrate this day in style!

Step one: Start by attaching an open jump ring to the clasp and then closing it.

Step two: Next, cut nine 3-inch pieces of half-hard sterling silver wire.

Step three: To make your links, you will need to take one of your 3-inch pieces of wire and make a wrapped loop on one end. For detailed instructions on how to make a wrapped loop, visit the Handy Tip section of the Learning Center. Attach the loop to the open jump ring on the clasp.

Step four: Add a bead cap, a light blue 6mm cats eye bead, and another bead cap to the wire. Finish with another wrapped loop, but before you start wrapping, attach a closed jump ring.

Step five: Start making another link by repeating step three. This time, before you close, you will attach the loop to the closed jump ring from your first link.

Step six: Repeat step four, but alternate your colors.

Step Seven: Continue making links and attaching them until you run out of wire. Alternate colors as you go.

Step eight: When you finish your last link, the closed jump ring will be attached to a larger open jump ring, which is what the clasp will hook onto.

Step nine: To make the dangles, slide a bead cap, a bead, and another bead cap onto a headpin. To attach it to the bracelet, use the same wrapped loop technique you used in making the links. We attached a charm or dangle to the closed jump rings of every other link and will attach to the closed jump rings.

Step ten: To attach the charms, simply open an open jump ring by twisting it side to side using chain nose pliers. Never open the ends by pulling vertically away from each other as this will weaken the link. Add the charm and then attach it to th closed jump ring and close the open jump ring.

Tools Used:
Side cutters - semi-flush (TOOL-131)
Round nose pliers (TOOL-108)
Chain nose pliers (TOOL-106)
List of Components:
Cat's eye 6mm light blue round beads (CATR-LTB6, qty 1)
Cat's eye 6mm white round beads (CATR-WHT6, qty 1)
Sterling silver Grad 2004” charm (CHARM371, qty 1) Discontinued
Sterling silver Diploma charm (CHARM241, qty 1)
Sterling silver Tennis Racket charm (CHARM269, qty 1)
Bali silver bead cap (BBC0010, qty 22)
Sterling silver 10mm swivel clasp (SS-SWIV1, qty 1)
sterling silver 24 gauge half-hard wire (SSWR24HH1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR30-E, qty 4)
Sterling silver open jump ring (SS-OJR35-E, qty 1)
Sterling silver closed jump ring (SS-CJR-FE, qty 9)
Sterling silver headpin (SS-HP42, qty 2) Note: Our sterling silver Diploma charm (CHARM241) has been discontinued. Please checking out our other great school and education charms.

Purchase Idea Kit Components

Round 6mm Cat's Eye Bead - Light Blue Strand
16 inch strand, 6mm beads 
Round 6mm Cat's Eye Bead - White Strand
16 inch strand, 6mm beads 
Sterling Silver Diploma Charm
Code: CHARM241
Height 17.5mm, Width 9.5mm 
Sterling Silver Tennis Racket Charm
Code: CHARM269
Height 19mm, Width 11.5mm 
Bali Silver Small Simple Bead Cap
Code: BBC0010
Diameter 5.5mm 
Sterling Silver 10mm Swivel Clasp
Code: SS-SWIV1
Total Length 10mm 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.030 x .180 inches (0.75 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR30-E
Diameter 4.6mm, 21 gauge 
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .240 inches (0.90 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 19 gauge 
Sterling Silver Fine Closed Jump Ring (0.65x4.3mm)
Diameter 4.3mm, 22 gauge 
2-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver)
Code: SS-HP42
Length 2 inches, 24 Gauge 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Sterling Silver Wire Round 24 Gauge HALF HARD - Approx. 1 troy oz (48ft)
Code: SSWR24HH1
24 Gauge, 48 Feet (Approx) 
Price: $44.10
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $10.74
Round Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-108
Price: $7.14
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.14

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