Retired - The Important Things in Life Bracelet

Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Beginner
What makes a happy life? Love, joy, trust, faith, hugs..... all these words shine proudly under glass domes in this sentimental bracelet. Make it for yourself as a reminder of what really matters or as a gift for
  1. This bracelet is so fun and easy to make. Begin by taking out your collage sheet and find one of the images which is 18mm, exactly sized to fit into your Patera bracelet settings. Using a pair of scissors, cut out this image. You can either use only graphics that are 18mm or you can choose others which are larger on the sheet and simply use one of the 18mm graphics as a template to trace around. Choose all the images you want to use (5 in total) and cut them out.
  2. Spread a layer of Nunn Glue onto the backside of your image. Turn over and press into a bracelet setting, make sure to press firmly so that all the air bubbles are removed. Press along the edges to achieve a nice tight bond. You want to use just enough glue so that the back side is covered but not so much that it seeps out along the edges when you press into place. Repeat with the other 4 graphics and settings. Let dry.
  3. Take out your transfer sheet and cut out the following words: trust, hug, love, joy, and faith. Cut close to the lettering since you will need it to fit into your setting. Take a small bowl of room temperature tap water and drop one of the cut out words into the water. Let soak for about a minute. Using your tweezers, remove the word image from the water and place on a lint-free cloth or paper towel. Dab away the extra water. Slide the word image away from it's paper backing, pick up the corner with your tweezers, and set down into of one of your already-glued collage graphics in your bracelet setting. Place at an angle for interest. Using your fingers, press the image into place and dab gently with a cloth to remove any remaining water. Repeat with your other 4 word transfers.
  4. Pick up one of your 18mm glass domes. Paint a layer of Nunn Glue on the flat back side of the dome. Turn over and place it into one of your bracelet settings (directly on top of your transfer word/collage graphic). Press firmly to remove any air bubbles. It will appear white and foggy but will dry clear. Repeat with the other 4 glass domes. Let dry.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • AXC-9460 - Nunn Design Antiqued Gold Tone Collage Bracelet Lrg 18mm Round -7.5Inch
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • BGL-9002 - Clear Czech Glass Cabochon Round Beads Crystal Magnify 18mm (2)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 3 packages.

  • XTL-9509 -
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-9515 - Nunn Design Transfer Sheet Decorative Words For Scrapbook - Fits Patera
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-1031 - Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. - For Patera Findings (1)
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • XTL-5700 - Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
  • XTL-4000 - Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
Additional Information
Ingredients AXC-9460, BGL-9002, XTL-9509, XTL-9515, XTL-1031,

Purchase Components

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Nunn Design Glue Adhesive 2 oz. -  For Patera Findings (1)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 2 oz..
$16.99 / Package | SKU: XTL-1031
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Fiskars 5 Precision Tip Scissors - Super Sharp
$7.35 / Package | SKU: XTL-5700
The Beadsmith Bead And Pearl Knotting Tweezers
$3.39 / Package | SKU: XTL-4000

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