Retired - Lizard Safari Bracelet

PROJECT B2047
Designer: Kat Silvia
Skill Level: Intermediate
I love this teensie lizard charm by Vintaj. By buffing it, adding patina and sealing it with resin, it becomes the center piece of this TierraCast bezel faux leather bracelet. This is a wonderful opportunity to try many mixed media techniques in one project.
Instructions
These instructions will give you a bracelet that is approximately 8 inches. To adjust the length, adjust each side of the faux leather cord equal on both sides. You will also need a paint brush, a popsicle stick and paper towel for this project.
  1. Take your flush cutters and cut off the loop of the teensie lizard charm.
  2. Using the Vintaj relief block, buff the top of the lizard so that it becomes brighter. Also buff the edges of the charm for a bright gold look.
  3. Now taking your paint brush and the jade patina, brush on a very small amount of patina and quickly wipe it off of the lizard charm. You want to achieve the look of an aged coin. For instruction on using Vintaj Patinas please watch our video here.
  4. Place a very small dab of E6000 to the back of the lizard pendant and place it in the center of the square bezel embellishment. You only want to use enough glue to center it, but do not let it spill out the sides. Set this aside.
  5. This next step involves using the resin. Please watch our video: How to Use Ice Resin.
  6. Carefully mix the resin as shown in the video and place your bezel on a flat surface. Use your popsicle stick to place the resin into the bezel. Add enough resin to reach the top of the bezel. Be careful not to spill it over the edge. If you have air bubbles, use the micro flame torch gently over the top of the resin. Set this aside. Resin takes about 6 hours to harden and about 3 days to cure.
  7. After the resin has cured, we can continue with the rest of the bracelet.
  8. Cut off 4 1/2 inches of faux flat leather cord.
  9. Fold over 1/2 inch of one side of the cord. Use the 2mm hole punch on the rotating leather hold punch tool. Center the punch at the mid point of this fold, about 1/4 inch in. Punch a hole through the folded leather.
  10. Now take that piece and thread it around the bezel embellishment. Line up the holes. Place one rivet base up through the holes and place the round cap on top of the rivet. Follow the instructions in this video to complete this rivet.
  11. To the other side of this piece of faux leather, repeat the above process. Only this time, thread the leather through the closed end of the floral Z hook.
  12. Cut off 4 3/4 inches of faux flat leather cord.
  13. Fold over 1/2 inch of one side of the cord. Use the 2mm hole punch on the rotating leather hold punch tool. Center the punch at the mid point of this fold, about 1/4 inch in. Punch a hole through the folded leather.
  14. Now take that piece and thread it around the other side of the bezel embellishment. Line up the holes. Place one rivet base up through the holes and place the round cap on top of the rivet. Secure the rivet as before.
  15. Move to the end of this piece of faux leather. Fold over 1 1/2 inch so that you have a loop that is 3/4 inch. Use the 2mm hole punch on the rotating leather hold punch tool. Center the punch at the back 1/4 inch mark. Make sure that the end of the clasp will be able to fit into this loop. Punch the hole.
  16. Line up the holes. Place one rivet base up through the holes and place the round cap on top of the rivet. Secure the rivet as before.
  17. Hook the loop onto the clasp and you are all done.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-7091 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-05015 - TierraCast Embellishment, Square Bezel 17x25mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide Finish
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9065 - Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-9367 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Lead-Free Pewter Floral Z Hook 28mm - 1 Piece
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • FCO-4784 - TierraCast Brass Oxide Finish Double Round Cap Compression Rivet Set 4mm - Pack Of 10
    Project uses 4 sets. You will need 1 package.

  • TRC-12 - Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XCR-8003 - Flat Faux Leather Cord 10x1.3mm - Camel Brown - Pack of 1 Meter
    Project uses 9 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-5502 - BeadSmith Rotating Leather Hole Punch Tool - Creates 6 Hole Sizes!
  • XTL-0786 - TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
  • XTL-0248 - Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
  • XTL-0254 - Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches - Base for Steel Block
  • XTL-6092 - Beadsmith Solid Steel Bench Block - Wire Hardening and Wire Wrapping Tool
  • XTL-5500 - Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
  • XTL-5600 - Xuron Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - Wire/Soft Flex
  • XTL-2222 - Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding
  • XTL-0300 - Jeweller's Micro-Flame Butane Torch Self Igniting Refillable 6 Inch
Additional Information
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Ingredients PND-7091, PND-05015, XTL-9065, FCL-9367, FCO-4784, TRC-12, XCR-8003, 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.
Vintaj Patina Opaque Permanent Ink - Jade Green - 0.5 Ounce Bottle
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Bottle.
$5.19 / Package | SKU: XTL-9065
TierraCast Double Round Cap Compression Rivets for Leather 4mm, 10 Sets, Brass Oxide
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Sets.
$4.05 / Package | SKU: FCO-4784
Ice Resin Epoxy, Jewelers Grade Clear Casting Kit, 1 Ounce
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Kit.
$18.89 / Package | SKU: TRC-12
E6000 Industrial Strength Glue Adhesive (0.18 fl oz)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.89 / Package | SKU: XTL-1054
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Tools and Other Supplies:

TierraCast 4mm Rivet Setter Tool - 1 Tool
$5.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-0786
Eurotool Brass Mallet For Metal Smithing - 1 Pound
$28.95 / Package | SKU: XTL-0248
Rubber Bench Block 4 x 4 Inches -  Base for Steel Block
Cord Cutter Tool For Regaliz Cord 3 Inches Long
$13.59 / Package | SKU: XTL-5500
Vintaj Metal Relief Block For Filing, Buffing & Sanding

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