Hope Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
The simple message of hope is displayed in a charming bracelet accented with pearls for a timeless look. The floral feel on the tag link ties in with the nature-inspired theme that there is still hope for a beautiful world.
Step one: Cut the word 'Hope' and a decorative shape to follow the theme from the transfer sheet-decorative words. We used a floral swirl design. Follow the instructions on the packaging to transfer the images onto the Nunn Design large thin rectangle link in antique silver-plated pewter. For help with transfer sheets visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Once you have them in place, cover the entire link in a thin coat of sealant to keep the transfers in place. Let dry.
Step two: Cut a piece of the gunmetal-plated leaf chain to fit appropriately using side cutters. We cut ours to 3 inches to make the entire length of the bracelet 6 1/4 inches long. Attach one open jump ring to each end of the chain. For help with jump rings, be sure to visit the handy tips section of the learning center. Connect one jump ring to the tag link and the other to the loop portion of the TierraCast® black finish pewter classic clasp set. Close each jump ring with chain nose pliers. Repeat this process with another piece of leaf chain of equal length, except attach the jump ring for the bar portion of the clasp, approximately 0.5" from the end of the chain. This will create the small piece of dangling chain in the finished bracelet.
Step three: Thread a Swarovski 4mm white round pearl onto a 1.5-inch gunmetal-plated 23 gauge head pin and attach to the chain using a wrapped loop. For help making a wrapped loop, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Repeat for the rest of the pearls, making sure to put 6 pearls on each strand, with one pearl on the end of the dangling piece.
Approximate size: 6 1/4 inches Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: Transfer sheet-decorative words (TS-001) Sealant 2oz (SEALANT01) ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Nunn Design Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Large Thin Rectangle Tag Link (PSA-LX075, qty 1)
Gunmetal-Plated Leaf Chain (BGMCH23, qty 1)
TierraCast® Black Finish Pewter Classic Clasp Set (BKO-6045, qty 1)
6mm Gunmetal-Plated Open Jump Ring (BGM-OJR06, qty 4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl White (5810-WHITE4, qty 12)
1.5-inch Gunmetal-Plated 23 Gauge Head Pin (BGM-HP15-24, qty 12)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5000 4mm Faceted Round Sunflower (5000-SUF4)
Swarovski 5810 4mm Round Pearl Light Blue (5810-BLULT4)
Gunmetal-Plated Round Links on Round Cable Chain (BGMCH37)
The Basics of Bead Stringing (BOOK-36)