Retired - World Traveler Charm Bracelet

PROJECT B810
Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Intermediate
This eclectic bracelet features an array of wonderful charms that invoke a worldly travel feel. The charms range from a petite hamsa hand and arrow to colorful textured and beaded charms by Zola Elements. Finishing off the design are Bohemian aged seed beads and a magnetic clasp.
Instructions
Please note that you will want to cut your chain to whatever bracelet length you desire. The clasp will add about 1/2 an inch. For the project pictured I used 6 inches of chain but you are purchasing a foot and will have plenty if you want to make it longer.
  1. Start by cutting your chain.
  2. Open a 5mm jump ring and link it to the end links of your chain (there are two together for this style of chain) as well as the loop on one half of your clasp. Close the jump ring. Now do the same thing with a second jump ring so that you have two jump rings connecting this end of chain to the clasp.
  3. Repeat the previous step on the other side of your bracelet.
  4. Take a ball head pin and place one 11/0 seed bead and one 8/0 seed bead onto it. Create a wrapped wire loop after the last bead and trim any excess wire. Repeat this process 4 more times so you have a total of 5 dangles.
  5. You are going to be attaching all your charms to the bracelet with jump rings. If the loop on the charm is forward facing, then you will simply use one 5mm jump ring to attach it to the chain. If it is sideways facing, then you will use a 4mm jump ring to attach the charm to the 5mm jump ring (so that it will sit properly when worn) and then attach that 5mm jump ring to the chain. For all the TierraCast charms, I added a little beaded dangle from the previous step to each of the 5mm jump rings.
  6. Please look at the photo of this project for the spacing and placement of the charms. A charm was attached every 3-4 links along the chain and alternated between TierraCast charms and Zola Elements charms and always on the same side of the chain. You can have fun placing charms wherever you want along the bracelet.
WHAT YOU'LL NEED: (scroll down for purchase options)
  • PZE-167 - Zola Elements Charm, Leaf Green Textured Coin 10x13mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Silver Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PZE-165 - Zola Elements Charm, Ocean Blue Triangle 13x17mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Tone
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PZE-128 - Zola Elements Charm, Beaded Cantaloupe Teardrop 7x15mm, 2 Pieces, Antiqued Gold Toned/Orange
    Project uses 2 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5471 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 15 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FJR-5470 - Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
    Project uses 4 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FHP-3048 - Antiqued Brass 2mm Ball Head Pins - 24 Gauge Thick 1.5 Inches Long (20)
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • FCL-01123 - Magnetic Clasp, Beaded Sphere Design 15x10mm, 1 Set, Antiqued Gold Tone
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • CHA-9716 - Antiqued Gold Plated Parallel Link Curb Chain 7mm Bulk By The Foot
    Project uses 6 inches. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9013 - Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 11/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Light Red and Amber
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • BCS-9048 - Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 8/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Blue Turquoise and Picasso
    Project uses 5 pieces. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-164 - TierraCast Pewter Charms, Ethnic Spike Design 17mm Long, 2 Pieces, Brass Oxide Finish
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2237 - TierraCast Pewter Charm, North Star Design with Loop 14.5x11mm, 1 Piece, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2244 - TierraCast Pewter Charm, Arrow Design with Loop 20x4.25mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2234 - TierraCast Pewter Charm, Naja Moon with Loop 13.5x9.5mm, 1 Piece, 22K Gold Plated
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

  • PND-2241 - TierraCast Pewter Charm, Hamsa Hand with Loop 12.5x7mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide
    Project uses 1 piece. You will need 1 package.

RECOMMENDED TOOLS:
  • XTL-5450 - Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
  • XTL-0020 - Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
  • XTL-5600 - Sharp Flush Cutter Pliers - For Cutting Beading Wire, 1 Piece
  • XTL-7213 - BeadSmith Simply Modern Series, Round Nose Pliers, 4.75 Inches Long
Additional Information
Theme Yoga
Ingredients PZE-167, PZE-165, PZE-128, FJR-5471, FJR-5470, FHP-3048, FCL-01123, CHA-9716, BCS-9013, BCS-9048, PND-164, PND-2237, PND-2244, PND-2234, PND-2241,

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 Open Jump Rings 5mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$3.00 / Package | SKU: FJR-5471
Antiqued Brass Open Jump Rings 4mm 20 Gauge (x100)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 100 Pieces.
$5.45 / Package | SKU: FJR-5470
Antiqued Brass 2mm Ball Head Pins - 24 Gauge Thick 1.5 Inches Long (20)
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 20 Pieces.
$2.44 / Package | SKU: FHP-3048
Magnetic Clasp, Beaded Sphere Design 15x10mm, 1 Set, Antiqued Gold Tone
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Set.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: FCL-01123
Final Sale - Antiqued Gold Plated Parallel Link Curb Chain, 7mm, by the Foot
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = By The Foot.
$1.85 / Package | SKU: CHA-9716
Czech Glass, Bohemian Aged 11/0 Round Seed Beads, 10 Grams, Light Red and Amber
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 10 Grams.
$2.51 / Package | SKU: BCS-9013
TierraCast Pewter Charm, North Star Design with Loop 14.5x11mm, 1 Piece, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: PND-2237
Final Sale - TierraCast Pewter Charm, Arrow with Loop 20x4.25mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.14 / Package | SKU: PND-2244
TierraCast Pewter Charm, Naja Moon with Loop 13.5x9.5mm, 1 Piece, 22K Gold Plated
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: PND-2234
TierraCast Pewter Charm, Hamsa Hand with Loop 12.5x7mm, 1 Piece, Brass Oxide
You will need 1 package(s).
1 package = 1 Piece.
$1.39 / Package | SKU: PND-2241
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Tools and Other Supplies:

Xuron Jeweler's Super Fine Pliers Chain Nose Flat Nose
$22.60 / Package | SKU: XTL-5450
Baby Wubbers Quality Fine Chain Nose Jeweller's Pliers
$16.79 / Package | SKU: XTL-0020

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