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I Love You bracelet with alphabet beads

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I Love You bracelet with alphabet beads Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

Alphabet beads spell "I Love You"

This adorable bracelet is perfect for bridesmaids, Valentine's Day, Mother''s Day or any time you want to tell someone you love them! We have another bracelet idea using the two-hole alphabet beads. You can stack them together for a fun and playful look. Click here for instructions for the "I Love You" bracelet.

Step one: Attach a sterling silver open jump ring to each of the loops on a sterling silver two-strand heart clasp. Cut two lengths of Soft Touch jewelry wire to approximately eight inches. Crimp one end of each wire to a sterling silver open jump ring. The jump rings allow movement and keep the wire flexible.

Step two: The pattern will be the same on both wires as you work. We like to do both strands at once to make sure everything lines up evenly. If you are worried about losing your work, use Bead Stoppers as you move along your pattern. Add a few beads to one side, then hold it in the Bead Stopper as you work along the other side. The pattern is as follows: begin with a 4mm Czech glass druk in ruby AB, follow with a 3mm Czech glass fire polished bead in pink AB, a 3mm sterling silver seamless round bead, 4mm fire polished orange AB, 3mm sterling round and a 3mm fire polished pink AB bead. Repeat the pattern two more times and add a final 4mm ruby AB druk. Now you will add your sterling silver two-hole letter "I" alphabet bead, followed by ruby AB druks, the sterling silver two-hole heart bead, druks, and then the "U" bead. From here you reverse the pattern and work back to the clasp.

Step three: Crimp the remaining ends of the wire to the other jump rings and trim the excess. This bracelet is an adorable gift for young and old alike. To adjust the length, keep in mind that each set of beads in the pattern from the first druk to pink AB fire polished bead is approximately 3/4 inch.
Approximate size: 6 ½ inches
Estimated time: Under one hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools Used:
Nipper tool (TOOL-101)
Crimper tool (TOOL-100)
Bead Stopper (BEADSTPR)
Soft Touch .019 medium 30ft (silver satin) (ST19-30CL)
List of Components:
Sterling silver two-hole alphabet bead - I (ISAB-000I, qty 1)
Sterling silver two-hole alphabet bead - U (ISAB-000U, qty 1)
Sterling silver two-hole alphabet bead - HEART (ISAB-HEART, qty 1)
4mm Czech glass druk bead ruby AB(DRUK-RUBYAB4, qty 1 pack)
4mm Czech glass fire polished bead orange AB (FP-ORAB4, qty 1 pack)
3mm Czech glass fire polished bead pink AB (FP-PNKAB3, qty 1 pack)
3mm sterling silver round seamless bead (SS-RND3, qty 24)
Sterling silver heart clasp - 2 strand (SS-FHBC-2, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump rings (SS-OJR25-F, qty 4)
Sterling silver crimp tubes (SS-CRM2, qty 4)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

JBB Sterling Silver Two-Hole Alphabet Bead - I
Code: ISAB-000I
Length 8mm, Width 8mm 
Sale Price: $1.31
Price: $3.29
Sterling Silver 3mm Seamless Round Bead (1.5mm Hole)
Code: SS-RND3
Length 3mm, Hole 1.5mm 
$0.21 $0.18$0.20 $0.17$0.18 $0.16
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.025 x .165 inches (0.65 x 4.20mm)
Code: SS-OJR25-F
Diameter 4.2mm, 22 gauge 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12
Sterling Silver 2 x 2mm Crimp Tube
Code: SS-CRM2
Length 2mm, Width 2mm 
$0.16 $0.14$0.15 $0.13$0.14 $0.12

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Sale Price: $7.50
Price: $8.63
Bead Crimper Tool
Code: TOOL-100
Length 5 1/8-Inch 
Sale Price: $12.03
Price: $13.99
Bead Stopper - 6-Piece Pack
$4.46 $3.65$4.22 $3.46$3.99 $3.27
Soft Touch .019 Medium 30FT (Silver Satin)
Code: ST19-30CL
.019-Inch Diameter, 30-Feet Long 
Sale Price: $17.19
Price: $19.76

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