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My Inspiration Beaded Pen

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My Inspiration Beaded Pen Instructions
Designed by Cynthia Kimura

When you're looking for a great gift to give your favorite teacher at the end of the year, consider this beaded pen. They are sure to cherish it for years to come and remember you whenever they're drafting a handwritten note.

Step One: Use Gem-Tac permanent adhesive to glue the Swarovski XILION rose flatback in meridian blue into the create antique silver crystal glue-in message charm. Glue the Swarovski XILION rose flatback in metallic blue into the Imagine antique silver crystal glue-in message charm using Gem-Tac. Let dry.

Step Two: Attach a sterling silver favorite teacher heart and apple charm to a TierraCast antique silver beaded bail with a sterling silver open jump ring. For help with jump rings visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Set aside.

Step Three: Create a chain of four jump rings to attach the imagine charm to the other bail. Use a jump ring to attach the create charm to the top jump ring in the chain. Set aside.

Step Four: Screw the end of the mandrel with the shorter threads into the writing part of the pen. String on the mandrel in this order: bail from step two, a blue slicers Fire Designs hand blown furnace glass bead, 8x12mm light sapphire crystal roundel, 3 blue slicers, 10mm TierraCast antique silver granulated bead, 9mm antique silver joy bead cap, 8x14mm blue ocean silver-lined lampwork roundelle, bead cap, granulated bead, two slicers and the bail from step three. Screw the pen top onto the mandrel. For help creating a bead pen visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 6 inches
Estimated time: Just minutes
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools used:
Gem-Tac permanent adhesive (GEMTAC)
List of Components:
Bead pen-blue (BPEN-002, qty 1)
Antique silver 9mm joy bead cap (SA-5696, qty 2)
8x14mm blue ocean silver-lined lampwork roundelle (LMP-0093, qty 1)
TierraCast antique silver "beaded" bail (SA-5724, qty 2)
Blue slicers fire designs hand blown furnace glass approx 1oz (FD-SLBLUE, qty 1)
8x12mm light sapphire crystal with silver grommet roundel (4.5mm hole) (SS-BRL11, qty 1)
Sterling silver favorite teacher heart and apple charm (CHARM951, qty 1)
TierraCast 10mm antique silver granulated bead with 2mm hole (SA-5745, qty 2)
Antique silver crystal glue-in message charm-create (SA-2250, qty 1)
Antique silver crystal glue-in message charm-imagine (SA-2252, qty 1)
2028 SS9 XILION rose flatback metallic blue (2028-METBLU9, qty 1)
2058 SS9 XILION rose flatback meridian blue (2058-CMB9, qty 1)
Sterling silver open jump ring (1.00x6.10mm) (SS-OJR40-E, qty 6)

Alternate Components:
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
10mm enamel trust bead (4.5mm hole) (STG-BD12)
10mm enamel peace bead (4.5mm hole) (STG-BD09)
14x8mm gold sandstone with grommet roundel (LHB-017)
Metallite 7mm antique silver ridged spacer bead (M-BD0076)
Metallite 12mm antique silver daisy spacer bead (M-BD0113)
Sterling silver 9mm crystal tube bead (5.0mm hole) (STG-BD04)
8x14mm blue and beige silver-lined lampwork roundelle (LMP-0070)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter 9mm Joy Bead Cap
Code: SA-5696
Length 3mm, Width 9mm 
$0.90 $0.76$0.84 $0.71$0.79 $0.67
8 x 14mm Blue Ocean Silver-Lined Lampwork Roundel Bead
Code: LMP-0093
Length 7-8mm, Width 13-15mm 
Sale Price: $13.27
Price: $16.80
Sterling Silver Favorite Teacher Heart and Apple Charm
Code: CHARM951
Height 14.5mm, Width 14.5mm 
$9.54 $5.81$9.06 $5.52$8.60 $5.24
Swarovski 2058 SS9 Xilion Rose Enhanced Flatback Crystal Meridian Blue
Code: 2058-CMB9
Diameter 2.5-2.7mm, Total Height 1mm 
$0.10 $0.07$0.09 $0.06$0.08 $0.06
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring - 0.040 x .240 inches (1.00 x 6.10mm)
Code: SS-OJR40-E
Diameter 6.1mm, 18 gauge 
$0.55 $0.43$0.52 $0.41$0.48 $0.37

Alternate Components

Sterling Silver 9mm Crystal Tube Bead (5.0mm Hole)
Code: STG-BD04
Length 5.5mm, Width 9.5mm, Hole 5mm 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Gem-Tac Permanent Adhesive 4 fl oz.
4 fl oz 
Sale Price: $11.56
Price: $12.99

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