Retired - Atacama Purse Charm

PROJECT C8011
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Beginner
This purse charm features vibrant pom poms to compliment colorful cotton cord. A handy large oval lobster clasp makes it easy to latch onto a purse strap.
Instructions
In addition to the materials listed, you will also need a toothpick.
  1. To begin, use scissors to cut 9 inches of colorful cotton cord.
  2. Use a toothpick to add a few dabs of E6000 glue into one cord end and insert one end of your cord. Repeat this step on the opposite side of your cord to attach your other cord end. Set aside and allow the glue to dry for 1 hour.
  3. Attach your cord to your oval lobster clasp by opening a 7mm jump ring and sliding on the loop of one cord end. Also slide on one of the large oval rings on your lobster clasp. Close the jump ring. Repeat this step to attach the other cord end onto the 2nd oval ring on your clasp (see photo for reference).
  4. Use flush cutters to cut 2 inches of rolo chain.
  5. Using pliers, open a 7mm jump ring. String on the end link of your 2 inch chain and attach it to your large oval lobster clasp. Close the jump ring.
  6. String a headpin through one 15mm white pom pom. Make a simple wire loop, and attach the loop to the top link of your chain closest to the clasp (see photo for reference).
  7. String a headpin through one 15mm purple pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it approximately 0.25 inch down from the top of the chain.
  8. String a headpin through one 15mm red pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it approximately 0.5 inch down from the top of the chain.
  9. String a headpin through one 20mm blue pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it approximately 1 inch down from the top of the chain.
  10. String a headpin through one 20mm white pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it approximately 1.25 inches down from the top of the chain.
  11. String a headpin through one 25mm orange pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it 1.5 inches down from the top of the chain.
  12. String a headpin through one 25mm red pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it 1.75 inches down from the top of the chain.
  13. String a headpin through one 25mm blue pom pom, make a simple wire loop, and attach it to the last link of your chain.
  14. Assemble and attach your purse charm as follows: loop the colorful cotton cord around the strap of your purse, then latch your clasp (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)
  • FCR-1624 - Beadsmith Gold Plated Bulllet Cord Ends With Ring 14mm - Fits Up To 8mm Cord (4)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-4048 - Regaliz Multi-Colored Cotton Cord, Oval Woven Strands 7x9mm, 3 Feet, Red / Brown Mix
    Project uses 9 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-98974 - 22K Gold Plated Round Rolo Chain - 4.8mm Diameter - Sold By The Foot
    Project uses 2 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-1665 - Large Oval Lobster Clasp, with 2 Jump Rings 20x15mm, 1 Set, Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5176 - 22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-5217 - 22K Gold Plated Head Pins - 24 Gauge/1 Inch (50)
    Project uses 8 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • POM-0002 - Pom Pom Embellishments, Round Small 15mm, 5 Grams, Assorted Colors
    Project uses 3 pieces. 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 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1054 - E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
    Project uses 1 piece. 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 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Boho
Ingredients FCR-1624, XCR-4048, CHA-98974, FCL-1665, FJR-5176, FHP-5217, POM-0002, POM-0003, POM-0004, XTL-1054,

Purchase Components

Purchase the components needed to make this project. Change quantities as needed to make multiple pieces. 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.
The Beadsmith Cord Ends, Bullet with Ring 14mm, Fits 8mm Cord, 4 Pieces, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 4 Pieces.
$6.59 / Package | SKU: FCR-1624
22K Gold Plated Rolo Chain, 4.8mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$3.60 / Package | SKU: CHA-98974
Large Oval Lobster Clasp, with 2 Jump Rings 20x15mm, 1 Set, Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$4.79 / Package | SKU: FCL-1665
22K Gold Plated Open Jump Rings 7mm 18 Gauge (50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$3.49 / Package | SKU: FJR-5176
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

The Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
The Beadsmith Jeweller's Micro Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.29 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700

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