By the Seashore Charm Bracelet & Earrings


size: bracelet, 8" long; earrings, 1-1/2" long

Materials

  • Silver chain, 8” length
  • Assorted shell beads with pre-drilled holes
  • Silver ocean-themed charms including shells and tiny glass bottles with corks
  • Swarovski CRYSTALLIZED Flat-backed Clear Crystals, three 4mm
  • Bicone beads, 4mm: red, turquoise
  • Clear round beads: 14mm, 6mm
  • Silver bead caps
  • Tiny glass marbles, small amount
  • Scrap paper
  • Silver findings: six 1” head pins, 28 8mm jump rings, lobster clasp, two ear wires

Basic Supplies

scissors

Tools

  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Aleenes Liquid Fusion

Directions

  • 1. Uncork tiny glass bottles. Cut scrap paper into 1/2” squares and roll up. Insert into bottles. Sprinkle glass marbles into bottles and replace corks. Open one jump ring with chain-nose pliers. Insert one end of jump ring into loop on cork and close jump ring. Repeat for remaining two glass bottles.
  • 2. Use Liquid Fusion to glue each 4mm flat-backed clear crystal onto center of each silver shell charm. Open jump ring with pliers and insert into loop on each charm.
  • 3. Open five jump rings with chain-nose pliers. Insert one end into loop of hole on shell bead. Close jump rings with chain-nose pliers. Thread head pins with remaining beads and shell beads, alternating in interesting patterns. Use round-nose pliers to create loops at top of head pins. Open jump rings with chain-nose pliers and insert into formed loops. Close jump rings.
  • 4. Attach glass bottle, silver shell charms, seashell charms, and beaded head pin charms onto silver chain by opening jump rings with chain-nose pliers and attaching charms in alternating pattern. Space charms evenly on chain links.
  • 5. Attach lobster clasp on one end of bracelet chain by opening jump ring with chain-nose pliers and inserting open end of ring into loop on clasp. Close ring with chain-nose pliers to secure clasp. Attach remaining jump ring onto opposite end of bracelet chain.
  • 6. For earrings, thread head pin with one 4mm turquoise bead, one shell bead, and one 4mm turquoise bead. Form loop on end of head pin with round-nose pliers. Open jump ring and attach ear wire onto beaded head pin with chain-nose pliers.

by Melony Bradley

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