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)