Heart Charm Bracelet


size: 6-3/4" long

Materials

  • Sculpey III Oven Bake Clay (Polyform Products): Red Hot Red; Rose
  • Silver-plated chain (Blue Moon Beads)
  • Silver findings (Blue Moon Beads): lobster clasp; earring posts, eight to 10; jump rings, eight to 10
  • Silver seed beads
  • CRYSTALLIZED Swarovski Elements Bicones, 6mm, four: pink; red
  • Acrylic paints: red; pink
  • Sculpey Gloss Glaze (Polyform Products)

Tools

  • Small heart-shaped cookie cutter (Wilton)
  • Acrylic Roller or Clay Conditioning Machine (Polyform Products)
  • Jewelry tools: pliers; wire cutters
  • Fine-tip paintbrush
  • Toothpick
  • Parchment-lined baking sheet
  • Oven

Directions

  • 1. Follow manufacturer’s instructions to condition clay. Roll out each color on #1 setting of conditioning machine or to 1/8” thickness with acrylic roller. Place clay on non-stick surface and cut four to five hearts from each color. Use toothpick to poke hole in top center of each heart. (Note: Make sure jump ring fits hole.) Follow manufacturer’s instructions to bake hearts. Let cool. Paint Red Hot Red hearts with pink details and Rose hearts with red details. Let dry and paint opposite sides. When dry, apply Gloss Glaze.
  • 2. For beaded charms, thread silver seed bead, crystal bicone and silver seed bead onto earring post. Use round-nose pliers to make loop above last bead. Cut off excess wire and crimp with pliers. Make eight to ten beaded charms, depending on finished bracelet size.
  • 3. Cut chain to 6-3/4” long or to desired length. Attach lobster clasp to chain ends. Use jump rings to attach hearts to bracelet links and attach beaded charms to links in an alternating pattern. (Note: To attach beaded charms, use pliers to open chain link, attach charm loop, and close link.)

by Phoebe Doehring for Polyform Products

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