Retired - Bees Knees Bracelet

PROJECT B3025
Designer: Karlin Jones
Skill Level: Beginner
This delightful bee-inspired charm bracelet features a Vintaj natural brass bumble bee stamping pendant and Miyuki glass cube beads in transparent Light Topaz Luster. It is a fun, whimsical piece.
Instructions
This bracelet measures 7.5" inches with the clasp. To make the bracelet shorter or longer, simply adjust the length of your chain.
  1. Before you begin, please watch the video on on How To Make A Simple Wire Loop because you will be making many for this project.
  2. Your chain is made up of smaller and larger links. Using your flush cutters, cut a 6.5" length of chain, making sure you snip off the smaller link and are left with the larger link on either end.
  3. Using your chain nose pliers, open up a jump ring and slide it onto the last link on one side of your chain. And also slide on the loop from your toggle clasp and close the jump ring.
  4. Open up another jump ring and slide it onto the last link on the other side of your chain, slide on the loop from your toggle bar and close. Set your chain aside.
  5. Next, take a head pin and slide on a Light Topaz cube bead and create a simple wire loop.
  6. Repeat this step 16 more times, so you have a total of 17 beaded dangles.
  7. Now, using your chain nose pliers, open up 17 jump rings.
  8. One by one, slide on a jump ring and link your bead dangles onto the smaller chain links on your chain length. I scattered mine evenly throughout the chain, starting from the jump ring that attaches my toggle clasp on either side of my bracelet.
  9. Next, take your 3 bee charms and using the side of your Vintaj Relief Block, sand the tops to reveal the detail. (If you are unsure how to do this, please watch this video).
  10. Next, using the applicator tip on your Hypo Cement glue, add tiny dabs onto your large bee stamping; one on the back and one on each wing. With your tweezers, pick up your Hematite flatbacks one by one and place them onto the glue, flat side down. Refer to photo for placement details.
  11. Next, open up 5 jump rings. Slide one onto the hole on your larger bee stamping and keep open. Slide one open jump ring onto the loops on your 2 smaller bee stampings and close. Next, slide on another open jump ring onto the closed ones, so each small bee stamping has 2. (The second jump ring will allow these smaller pendants to dangle more easily) Do not close the second jump rings quite yet.
  12. With a ruler, measure the center point of your bracelet (which is at about the 3.75� mark) and slide on your large bee stamping through the open jump ring onto the chain (since your chain is made up of smaller and larger links, be sure to slide the bee stamping onto a larger link.) Close the jump ring. See photo for details.
  13. Slide on the two smaller bee charms through their open jump rings, about an inch away from the larger stamping, on either side. Close their jump rings.
  14. Your bracelet is done!
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • CHA-9971 - Antiqued Brass Long Short Etched Textured Oval Chain 6mm - Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6.5 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • DSQ-2439 - Miyuki 4mm Glass Cube Beads Transparent Light Topaz Luster 2439 10 Grams
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7584 - Vintaj Natural Brass Bumble Bee Stamping Pendant 26.5x33mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-7800 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWF-40915 - Swarovski Crystal, Round Flatback Rhinestone SS9 2.5mm, 72 Pieces, Hematite
    Project uses 3 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-7103 - Vintaj Natural Brass Busy Bee Charms 13 x 17mm (2)
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 21 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-6312 - Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
    Project uses 17 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1001 - G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5514 - Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Theme Summer, Spring
Ingredients CHA-9971, DSQ-2439, PND-7584, FCL-7800, SWF-40915, PND-7103, FJR-5471, FHP-6312, XTL-1001,

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.
Antiqued Brass Long & Short Textured Chain 6mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$2.75 / Package | SKU: CHA-9971
Vintaj Natural Brass Bumble Bee Stamping Pendant 26.5x33mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$3.19 / Package | SKU: PND-7584
TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Pewter Heirloom Toggle Clasp 14.7mm (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$2.55 / Package | SKU: FCL-7800
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.75 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Antiqued Brass Head Pins 2 Inches Long/22 Gauge (X50)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 50 Pieces.
$5.49 / Package | SKU: FHP-6312
G S Hypo Cement Precise Applicator Essential!
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Tube.
$6.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-1001

Tools and Other Supplies:

Beadsmith Jewelry Fine Round Nose Micro Pliers
$7.49 / Package | SKU: XTL-5514
Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$2.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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