Beading / Jewelry
Bon Voyage Charm Bracelet
size: 8-1/4" length
- Diamond Tech Fuseworks Polar Fuse Fun Glass Casting Medium
- Fine curb chain, 8”
- Emerald green bicone beads, 6mm, 50
- Silver findings: jump rings, 6mm, seven; toggle clasp
- Iridescent black/silver headpins, 50
- Gold jewelry bails, 6mm, five
- Diamond Tech Fuseworks: Polar Fuse Travel Casting Molds, Microwave Kiln, Hot Mitts, Kiln Paper
- Needle-nose pliers
- Flush cutters
- Eclectic Products E-6000 Industrial Strength Adhesive
- small disposable mixing cup and spoon, spatula, distilled water, flat tape measure or string, ruler, scissors, paper towel, freezer, microwave oven
- 1. Mix 1 tsp. purple glass casting medium with small amount of distilled water until mixture resembles wet sand. Pour mixture into train mold; even out. Tap mold to release air bubbles; wick away excess moisture with paper towel. Freeze for 20-30 minutes.
- 2. Remove kiln lid and place 2"x2" piece of kiln paper on base. Remove train from mold and immediately place in center of kiln paper. Allow to rest 20-30 minutes.
- 3. Microwave kiln following manufacturer's instructions.
- 4. Remove kiln from microwave with mitts, placing on heat-resistant surface. Cool for at least 30 minutes with lid on. (Note: Removing lid during cooling may result in cracking. Glass remains hot for long time; handle carefully.)
- 5. Repeat Steps 1-4 to make hot air balloon and sailboat in purple and globe and camera in green.
- 6. Measure wrist just above wrist bone, adding 1/4" to 1" to length for bracelet. Cut chain to desired length. Attach toggle set to ends of chain with jump rings.
- 7. Insert headpins into beads; make loop and trim end. Attach one bead drop to each chain link.
- 8. When glass is cool, adhere bail to back of each charm. When glue is dry, attach glass charms to bracelet with jump rings, spacing about five links apart.
- 1. Process each additional glass charm in time it takes previous piece to cool. Thaw next piece on kiln paper and slide onto base when cool.