Retired - Glad Tidings Bracelet

Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
Well wishes are stamped on this holiday-inspired cuff using metal punches by Beadsmith and ImpressArt. Austrian crystal rhinestones add festive bling to the bracelet, complementing Vintaj Emerald Green patina accents.

Note: Components and tools listed within this INSTRUCTIONS box and the printer-friendly PDF, if available, may have been discontinued since this project was published. Refer to the PURCHASE COMPONENTS and TOOLS AND OTHER SUPPLIES sections for current availability.

You will need paper towels and a toothpick to complete this project.
  1. Please watch the video: How to Make a Metal Stamped Cuff Bracelet. Using what you have learned in the video, center your letters and punch "glad tidings" at the center of your metal bracelet cuff, with a sun symbol appearing between the two words (see photo for reference). Also use the sun symbol punch to embellish the sides of the cuff as you choose.
  2. To color the impressions of your cuff: Please watch this video on how to add vintaj patina to metal stamping. Using the technique shown in the video, apply the desired amount of Emerald Green patina to your cuff and remove the excess with a paper towel.
  3. To form your cuff, take the bracelet bending pliers and use the technique shown in the video in step one to bend the cuff to your desired size and shape.
  4. To attach your rhinestones: Using a toothpick, apply a small amount of E6000 glue to the cuff where you want to position your crystal. Set the rhinestone firmly into the glue. Repeat this step to add your desired number of rhinestones in the placement of your choice. Allow glue to dry for at least one hour.
  5. Enjoy your bracelet!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0471 - BeadSmith Bracelet Stamping Strip, For Altered Jewelry 1x6 Inches, 1 Piece, Brass
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-420580 - Austrian Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS20 4.6mm, 50 Pieces, Scarlet
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9083 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Emerald Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 bottle. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 tube. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-8261 - ImpressArt Bracelet Bending Bar Kit, Bar and 7 (5/8) Blank Strips, Bends Strips up to 1.5 Inch Wide
  • XTL-0759 - Beadsmith 27 Piece Lowercase Stylish Italic Alphabet Letters A-Z Punch Set For Metal 3mm
  • XTL-8216 - ImpressArt Metal Punch Stamp, Sun Flower 6mm (1/4 Inch), 1 Piece, Steel
  • XTL-0199 - Impress Art Stamp Straight Tape - For Metal Punches - Lines Up Letters Perfectly
  • XTL-0250 - Eurotool Bench Block Helper - Rubber Base With Interchangeable Steel And Nylon Blocks
  • XTL-2157 - BeadSmith Ergo Hammer, Brass with Flat and Domed Faces, 1 Pound
Additional Information
Theme Winter, Christmas
Ingredients XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. This project is RETIRED. Please review project instructions carefully—some items may no longer be available for this project and will not be listed below. Tip: Save this project to your wishlist to easily return to project instructions.
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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