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Charming Bangles

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Charming Bangles Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

This fun Mommy and Me project is full of detail and color and only takes minutes to make! You and your little one will have a blast making bracelets for each other that you'll both be proud to show off. Make a classy cuff for you and a fun dangling bracelet for your daughter or granddaughter.

Filigree Cuff

Step one:
Paint the 1 1/4-inch aluminum rounded edge 20 gauge bangle cuff with brown acrylic paint and allow to dry. Cover it with African Bronze Gilders Paste so it covers the entire surface and allow to dry thoroughly. For help using Gilders Paste, visit the resources section of the Learning Center. Apply a sealant to protect the Gilderss Paste from wear.

Step two:
Use nylon jaw pliers to bend the filigree so it curves with the surface of the bracelet. Use epoxy to glue your filigree to the center of your cuff. Glue five Swarovski SS16 Hotfix cabochon flatbacks in Pearl Bronze to each side of the filigree to stretch across the rest of the bracelet.

Step three:
Use 5-minute two-part epoxy to glue one Swarovski 6mm round pearl in Peach to the center of the Kabela Design antique brass lacy dream filigree, and one 4mm Swarovski round pearl in Peach above and below your 6mm pearl to create a three-pearl pattern in the center of the filigree. Using a jewel setter, attach the Swarovski SS20 XILION rose flatbacks in Purple Velvet to each side of your pearl embellishment, setting each flatback next to the flower design on the filigree. Allow glue to dry.

Flower Cuff

Step one:
Paint the 1/2-inch aluminum rounded edge 20 gauge bangle cuff with green acrylic paint and allow to dry. Apply Gilders Paste in Patina so it covers the entire surface. Allow to dry and then apply a sealant to protect the Gilders Paste from wear.

Step two:
Cut the 4mm multi-colored fire polished silver-plated chain into two 1 3/4-inch long pieces using side cutters. Attach the ten TierraCast® silver antique oak leaf charms and the TierraCast® antique silver hummingbird charm to their own sterling silver open jump rings. For help with jump rings, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Attach the hummingbird jump ring to the end of one of your chains. Connect the remaining leaf jump rings so there are five leaves on each chain, alternating between the colored beads.

Step three:
Cut a flower shape out of bright green felt and glue the 22mm resin rose in transparent matte pink to its center using epoxy. Attach the antique silver-plated singing bird charm to the felt so it sits just to the right of your resin rose. Glue your felt flower to the center of the cuff bracelet and allow to dry.

Step four:
Attach your silver chains to either side of the cuff so the chain with the hummingbird charm is on the same side as the singing bird charm. Allow glue to dry.
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour(plus drying time)
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 30ml/1.5oz - Patina (SUP-0001)
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 27ml/.9 oz - African Bronze (Metallic) (SUP-0002)
ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
ZambaPro™ Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
Jewel Setter 2 pack (TOOL-170)
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges (EPOXY-5)
List of Components:
1 1/4" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF08, qty 1)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Lacy Dream Filigree (BBA-LX45, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Peach (5810-PEACH6, qty 1)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Peach (5810-PEACH4, qty 2)
Swarovski 2028 SS20 XILION Rose Flatback Purple Velvet (2028-PURV20, qty 2)
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Bronze (H2080-BRZ16, qty 10)
1/2" Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank (CUFF05, qty 1)
4mm Multi-Colored Fire Polished Silver-Plated Chain (FPCHS-PST4, qty 1)
TierraCast Silver Antique Oak Leaf Charm (SA-2174, qty 10)
TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm (SA-2120, qty 1)
Antique Silver-Plated Singing Bird Charm (SP-CH005, qty 1)
22mm Resin Rose - Transparent Matte Pink (CAB-0032, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.90 x 4.60mm) (SS-OJR35-C, qty 11)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
18mm Resin Dahlia - Opaque Yellow (CAB-0099)
TierraCast Antique Silver Aladdin's Lamp Charm (SA-2271)
TierraCast Antique Silver Frog Prince Charm (SA-2276)
TierraCast Antique Silver Swallow Charm (SA-2300)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Dark Purple (5810-DPUR6)
Kabela Design Antique Brass Deco Diamond Link (BBA-LX30)
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey (H2080-DGR10)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

1 1/4-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF08
Length 6 Inches, Width 1 1/4 Inch, Gauge 20 
1-1415-2930+
$1.33$1.21$1.09
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Lacy Dream Filigree
Code: BBA-LX45
Length 64mm, Width 22mm 
1-34-78+
$4.49 $3.95$4.17 $3.66$3.87 $3.40
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Crystal Pearl Peach
Code: 5810-PEACH4
Length 4mm, Width 4mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.10 $0.09$0.09 $0.08$0.08 $0.07
Qty>
Swarovski 2058 SS20 XILION Rose Enhanced Flatback Purple Velvet
Code: 2058-PUV20
Diameter 4.6-4.8mm, Total Height 2mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14 $0.12$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS16 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Bronze
Code: H2080-BRZ16
Diameter 3.8-4mm, Total Height 1.5mm 
1-5960-119120+
$0.13 $0.11$0.12 $0.10$0.11 $0.09
Qty>
1/2-inch Aluminum Rounded Edge 20 Gauge Cuff Blank
Code: CUFF05
Length 6 Inches, Width 1/2 Inch, Gauge 20 
1-2930-5960+
$0.68$0.60$0.54
Qty>
4mm Multi-Colored Fire Polished Silver-Plated Chain by the Foot
Code: FPCHS-PST4
Length 36 in, Link 10mm, Beads 4x4mm 
1-23-56+
$11.93 $10.02$11.12 $9.34$10.36 $8.70
Qty>
TierraCast Silver Antique Oak Leaf Charm
Code: SA-2174
Height 10.5mm, Width 6mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.62 $0.45$0.57 $0.42$0.52 $0.38
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Hummingbird Charm
Code: SA-2120
Height 14mm, Width 19mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $1.00$1.06 $0.92$0.97 $0.84
Qty>
Antique Silver-Plated Singing Bird Charm
Code: SP-CH005
Height 17mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-1112-2324+
$0.67 $0.57$0.62 $0.53$0.57 $0.49
Qty>
22mm Resin Rose - Transparent Matte Pink
Code: CAB-0032
Diameter 22.5mm 
1-1415-2930+
$0.68 $0.44$0.62 $0.40$0.57 $0.37
Qty>
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.035 x .180 inches (0.90 x 4.60mm)
Code: SS-OJR35-C
Diameter 4.6mm, 19 gauge 
1-2425-4950+
$0.32 $0.28$0.29 $0.26$0.26 $0.23
Qty>

Alternate Components

18mm Resin Dahlia - Opaque Yellow
Code: CAB-0099
Diameter 18mm, Depth 8mm 
1-2930-5960+
$0.60$0.54$0.48
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Aladdin's Lamp Charm
Code: SA-2271
Height 12.5mm, Width 16.5mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $0.96$1.06 $0.89$0.98 $0.82
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver Frog Prince Charm
Code: SA-2276
Height 16.5mm, Width 15mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $0.89$1.06 $0.82$0.98 $0.76
Qty>
TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Swallow Bird Charm
Code: SA-2300
Heiht 17mm, Width 16mm 
1-910-1920+
$1.15 $0.98$1.06 $0.91$0.98 $0.84
Qty>
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Crystal Pearl Dark Purple
Code: 5810-DPUR6
Length 6mm, Width 6mm 
1-4950-99100+
$0.14$0.12$0.11
Qty>
Kabela Design Antique Brass Deco Diamond Link
Code: BBA-LX30
Length 21mm, Width 15mm 
1-56-1112+
$2.35 $1.92$2.17 $1.77$2.01 $1.64
Qty>
Swarovski H2080 SS10 Hotfix Cabochon Flatback Pearl Dark Grey
Code: H2080-DGR10
Diameter 3mm 
Sale Price: $0.07
Price: $0.10
Qty>

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 30ml/1.5oz - Patina
Code: SUP-0001
Volume 1.5oz/30ml 
Sale Price: $10.34
Price: $11.49
Qty>
Gilders Paste Baroque-Art 27ml/.9 oz - African Bronze (Metallic)
Code: SUP-0002
Volume 27ml/.9oz 
Sale Price: $9.19
Price: $11.49
Qty>
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Sale Price: $6.42
Price: $7.14
Qty>
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Sale Price: $9.66
Price: $10.74
Qty>
Nylon Jaw Pliers
Code: TOOL-105
Sale Price: $15.58
Price: $17.32
Qty>
The Beadsmith Jewel Setter 2 pack
Code: TOOL-170
Sale Price: $2.23
Price: $2.48
Qty>
5-Minute Two-Part Epoxy, 28ml Dual Cartridges
Code: EPOXY-5
28ml 
Sale Price: $5.05
Price: $5.62
Qty>



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