Retired - Rise and Shine Cuff

PROJECT B8022
Designer: Alexandra Smith
Skill Level: Intermediate
This personalized affirmation bracelet radiates a positive reminder to rise to challenges and shine your light. The letters are metal-punched onto a bracelet blank and accentuated using black ImpressArt Stamp Enamel. Swarovski Crystal Hotfix rhinestones add extra sparkle to the piece.
Instructions
If you're new to metal punching, you may want to watch our video: Overview of Metal Punches for Jewelry Making. In addition to the materials listed below, you will also need some disposable gloves, paper towels, and a toothpick.
  1. Please watch our video: How to Metal Punch Bracelet Blanks and Use the EZ-Bender Tool. Using what you have learned in the video, begin by placing your bracelet blank on your bench block.
  2. Place your 'R' letter punch 2.25 inches from the left end of your bracelet blank, and use your hammer to punch the letter impression into the metal, as shown in the video. Repeat this step for each of the following letters to spell out 'Rise Shine', leaving 0.25 inch between the two words to fit one Swarovski Crystal Hotfix flatback rhinestone (to be attached in step 5). See photo for reference. Also, refer to the video for suggestions on the spacing and placement of your letter punches to make sure you get straight, even lettering on your bracelet blank.
  3. Once your letters are punched, put on your disposable gloves and apply some ImpressArt Stamp Enamel to the surface of the metal and use a paper towel to quickly wipe away the excess.
  4. Next, follow along with the video to bend and shape your bracelet using the EZ-Bender Tool and the Bracelet Bending Pliers.
  5. Once you are satisfied with the shape of your bracelet, use a toothpick to apply a dab of E6000 glue in between 'Rise' and 'Shine,' and glue one Swarovski Crystal Hotfix flatback rhinestone onto your bracelet blank. Repeat this step on either side of your affirmation, as well as on each end of the bracelet (see photo for reference). Let the glue dry for 24 hours before wearing. Enjoy!
Using the supplies provided in this product bundle, you will be able to make two bracelets.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PND-0478 - BeadSmith Bracelet Stamping Strip, For Altered Jewelry 0.25x6 Inches, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone Nickel
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • SWCR-1140 - Swarovski Crystal, Hotfix Framed Round Flatback Rhinestone 4.5mm, 24 Pieces, Crystal / Gold
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-6235 - ImpressArt Stamp Enamel, Darkens Stamped Impressions, 1.1 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 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-0250 - Eurotool Bench Block Helper - Rubber Base With Interchangeable Steel And Nylon Blocks
  • XTL-1063 - BeadSmith Metal Elements EZ-Bender, Cuff Bracelet Tool, Steel
  • XTL-0277 - ImpressArt Brass Hammer For Metal Stamping - 1 Pound - 1 Piece
  • XTL-0084 - BeadSmith Bracelet Bending Pliers - Gently Curve Bracelets And Components
  • XTL-0752 - Beadsmith 27 Piece Uppercase Handwritten Alphabet Letters A-Z Punch Set For Metal 2mm
Additional Information
Theme Yoga, Personalization, Christian Faith
Ingredients PND-0478, SWCR-1140, XTL-6235, 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 Bracelet Stamping Strip, For Altered Jewelry 0.25x6 Inches, 2 Pieces, Silver Tone Nickel
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 Pieces.
$4.59 / Package | SKU: PND-0478
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = .
/ Package | SKU: SWCR-1140
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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