Lucea Purse Charm

PROJECT C8010
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
The island-inspired purse charm is crafted with whimsical pom poms, colorful cotton cord, and bright silver plated findings. The piece clips easily onto a purse strap using a large oval lobster clasp.
Instructions
  1. Begin by cutting 9 inches of colorful cotton cord.
  2. Take one of your ribbon crimps, insert one end of your cord, and use chain nose pliers to squeeze the crimp securely closed over the cord. Repeat this step to attach your other ribbon crimp on the opposite side of the cord.
  3. Attach your cord to your oval lobster clasp by opening a 5mm jump ring and sliding on the loop of one ribbon crimp. Also slide on one of the large oval rings on your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach the other ribbon crimp onto the 2nd oval ring on your clasp (see photo for reference).
  4. Use flush cutters to cut 5 lengths of silver chain as follows: 0.5 inch, 1 inch, 1.5 inch, 2 inches, and 2.5 inches.
  5. Using pliers, open a 5mm jump ring. String on the end links of each of your cut chains in the order listed in the above step. Also string on one 8mm closed jump ring. Close the jump ring.
  6. String a headpin through one 15mm yellow pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach the loop to the 0.5mm chain.
  7. String a headpin through one 20mm blue pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach it to the 1 inch chain.
  8. String a headpin through one 20mm pink pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach it to the 1.5 inch chain.
  9. String a headpin through one 25mm green pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach it to the 2 inch chain.
  10. String a headpin through one 25mm purple pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach it to the 2.5 inch chain.
  11. Assemble and attach your purse charm as follows: loop the colorful cotton cord around the strap of your purse. Then latch your lobster clasp onto the closed 8mm jump ring that holds the chains and pom pom dangles (see photo for reference ). Enjoy your purse charm!
Choose your favorite color combination of pom poms to customize your purse charm!

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-99962 - Silver Plated Steel Curb Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
    Project uses 7.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1666 - Large Oval Lobster Clasp, with 2 Jump Rings 20x15mm, 1 Set, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4054 -
    Project uses 9 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCR-1420 - Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-07024 - Jump Rings, Closed 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5500 - Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5315 - Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • POM-0002 - Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Small 15mm, 5 Grams, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • POM-0003 - Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Medium 20mm, 10 Grams, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • POM-0004 - Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Large 25mm, 10 Grams, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5511 - Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring, Boho
Ingredients CHA-99962, FCL-1666, XCR-4054, FCR-1420, FJR-07024, FJR-5500, FHP-5315, POM-0002, POM-0003, POM-0004,

Purchase Components

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Silver Plated Steel Curb Chain, 5mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.29 / Package | SKU: CHA-99962
Large Oval Lobster Clasp, with 2 Jump Rings 20x15mm, 1 Set, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.25 / Package | SKU: FCL-1666
Silver Plated Ribbon Pinch Crimps Cord Ends 10mm or 3/8 Inch (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.99 / Package | SKU: FCR-1420
Jump Rings, Closed 8mm Diameter 18 Gauge, 20 Pieces, Silver Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: FJR-07024
Silver Plated Open Jump Rings 5mm 19 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.09 / Package | SKU: FJR-5500
Silver Plated Head Pins 1.5 Inches Long 22 Gauge Thick (50 Pieces)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$2.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-5315
Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Small 15mm, 5 Grams, Assorted Colors
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 5 Grams.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: POM-0002
Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Medium 20mm, 10 Grams, Assorted Colors
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: POM-0003
Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Large 25mm, 10 Grams, Assorted Colors
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: POM-0004
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$6.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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