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Vintage Sweetheart Bracelet

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Vintage Sweetheart Bracelet Instructions
Designed by Artbeads

Inspired by the latest vintage craze, this romantic "Vintage Sweetheart" bracelet blends freshwater pearls with antique brass while a weave of black ribbon adds a glamorous edge. This elegant bracelet is the perfect accessory for Prom or a special night out!

Step one:
Cut a 5-inch piece of ZambaPro™ jewelry wire and attach one end to an antique brass round glass box clasp using a 2mm antique brass-plated crimp bead. For help with crimp beads refer to the Handy Tips section of the Learning Center. String nine white nugget pearls and then attach the strand to a 4.5mm antique brass-plated open jump ring.

Step two:
Cut a 3 1/2-inch piece of antique brass-plated twisted double link with rolo links curb chain and attach one end to the jump ring from step one. Use another jump ring to connect the free end of the chain to the tongue portion of the box clasp. Depending on your desired wrist size you may choose to use more or less chain.

Step three:
Attach a jump ring to the antique brass flower with center crystal link. Use another jump ring to connect this to the jump ring that lies between the pearls and the chain.

Step four:
Cut a 7-inch piece of 3/8-inch black organza ribbon. Tie one end to the last link of the chain nearest to the clasp with a double-knot. Weave the ribbon in and out of the chain links. After you weave the ribbon through the last link, tie it into a bow about 1 1/2-inches in size and trim the excess.
Approximate size: 7 ¾ inches
Estimated time: Less than 1 hour
Difficulty level: Beginner

Tools and Supplies Used:
ZambaPro™ 49 .019 30FT Jewelry Wire (ZP49-30F-019)
Nipper Tool (TOOL-101)
Chain Nose Pliers (TOOL-106)
Side Cutters - Semi Flush (TOOL-131)
List of Components:
3/8-Inch Organza Ribbon-Black by the Foot (R38-BLACK, qty 1)
Antique Brass Round Glass Box Clasp (BBA-BC01, qty 1)
White Nugget Pearls Strand (P-WHT8, qty 1)
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rolo Links Curb Chain (BBACH28, qty 1)
Antique Brass Flower with Center Crystal Link (BBA-LX75, qty 1)
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring (BBA-OJR04-A, qty 5)
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead (BBA-CRM1, qty 2)

Purchase Idea Kit Components

White Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-WHT8
16 inch strand, Length 8-11mm, Width 8-11mm 
Price: $75.04
Antique Brass-Plated Twisted Double Link with Rolo Links Curb Chain by the Foot
Code: BBACH28
Link 8mm x 6.5mm, Gauge 19, Link 4mm x 4mm, Gauge 13 
4.5mm Antique Brass-Plated 21 Gauge Open Jump Ring
Code: BBA-OJR04-A
Diameter 4.5mm, 21gauge 
Price: $0.05
2mm Antique Brass-Plated Crimp Bead
Code: BBA-CRM1
Length 1mm, Width 2mm 

Alternate Components

Gold Cream Nugget Pearls Strand
Code: P-GCRM2
16 inch strand 
Price: $26.56
Gunmetal-Plated Oval Link Handmade Chain by the Foot
Code: BGMCH19
Link 17x8mm - 18 gauge 

Purchase Tools & Supplies

Artbeads Designer Jewelry Wire, 49-Strand .019 30-Feet (9.1 Meters)
Code: ZP49-30F-019
Diameter .019 inches, Length 30 feet 
Price: $12.99
Nipper Tool
Code: TOOL-101
Price: $8.63
Chain Nose Pliers
Code: TOOL-106
Price: $7.67
Side Cutters - Semi Flush
Code: TOOL-131
Price: $11.56

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