Rose-colored Swarovski pearls give a lustrous look to this sterling silver rosary bracelet. The chain near the clasp lets you adjust the bracelet to fit different wrist sizes. Make it to wear as a feminine reminder of the importance of prayer.
Step one: Attach the sterling silver shiny cross charm to the small loop on the 6mm sterling spring ring using a sterling silver open jump ring. String a Swarovski 5810 6mm round pearl in Powder Rose onto a 1 1/2-inch 22-gauge eye pin. Make a simple loop at the end of the pin, forming a simple loop link. For help creating simple loops, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. Make links out of the remaining nine 6mm pearls. Attach a link to the small loop on the spring ring. Continue connecting the remaining links to the first link, forming a chain.
Step two: Cut a short, eight-link section from the sterling silver 054 round link chain. Attach the short section of chain to the last 6mm pearl link. Make a link out of the Swarovski 5810 8mm round pearl in Powder Rose, and attach it to the end of the short chain. Cut a 1 3/4-inch section of chain, and attach it to the other end of the 8mm pearl link.
Step three: Use jump rings to attach the Virgin Mary rosary center charm to the eight-link section of chain. String the Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION bicone in Crystal onto the 24-gauge 1-inch head pin. Attach the head pin to the bottom of the rosary charm using a wrapped loop. For help making a wrapped loop, visit the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center.
Approximate size: 6 1/4 -7 3/4 inches (adjustable) Estimated time: Less than 1 hour Difficulty level: Beginner
Tools and Supplies Used: ZambaPro™ Round Nose Pliers (TOOL-108) ZambaPro™ Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106) ZambaPro™ Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Powder Rose (5810-PRO6, qty 10)
Swarovski 5810 8mm Round Pearl Powder Rose (5810-PRO8, qty 1)
Sterling Silver 054 Round Link Chain (925CH85, qty 1)
Swarovski 5328 4mm XILION Bicone Crystal (5328-CRYS4, qty 1)
Sterling Silver Shiny Cross Charm (CHARM768, qty 1)
Virgin Mary Rosary Center Charm (CHARM516, qty 1)
6mm Sterling Spring Ring (Closed Loop) (SS-SPR6, qty 1)
1-inch Head Pin, 24 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-HP41, qty 1)
1 1/2-inch Eye Pin, 22 Gauge (Sterling Silver) (SS-EP23, qty 11)
Sterling Silver Open Jump Ring (0.5 x 3.0mm) (SS-OJR20-B, qty 3)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Swarovski 5810 6mm Round Pearl Coral (5810-COR6)
Swarovski 5810 6mm Pearl Lavender (5810-LAV6)
Sterling Silver Satin Finish Virgin Mary (Miraculous Medal) Charm (CHARM422)
Sterling Silver Tiny Cross Charm (CHARM395)
Sterling Silver Thin Cross Charm (CHARM770)