Thursday, January 26, 2012

Heart Me Up!

Here is a cute Valentines bracelet I made:


It was inspired by this picture on Pinterest.
I've never made a bracelet before that wasn't just throwing a charm on on a chain or cord.  I love these adjustable cord bracelets....one size fits all and they are more on the casual side. 
Here's what you need:

A closer picture of the beads, pin and charm.

Supplies:
Jump rings
Small Jewelry Pliers
Beads
Cording
Looped Wire Pin (I'm sure there's a better name for this, but it's in the jewelry supply section!)
Some cute beads
A charm (in this case it is the silver square in between 2 beads)

Here's what I did:
I strung the beads onto the long looped pin, cut off the excess with my wire cutters and bent the cut end upwards towards the bottom bead. 
Then I took 3 jump rings and opened them up and fastened them together like a chain. (When you are opening jump rings, never open them by spreading them apart.  Instead, just twist them open.  Then they close back up nicely!)
While the last jump ring was opened, I attached it to the cord and then closed it by pinching it with my pliers.

 
Then I made a chain with just 2 jump rings, fastened them to the charm and attached it to the second jump ring on the heart chain.
It was really fast and I thought it turned out pretty cute!  Now I have Valentines jewelry!

Linking Up:
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12 comments:

  1. Hi Danni - Nice job on your bracelet!

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  2. SO cute!! I love it. Now, will you keep it or give it to someone special??

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  3. Hi Danni - thank you so much for visiting my blog. I love this bracelet - Ive been trying to find those adjustable cord bracelets here in NZ but no luck so far.
    Im following back, take care, Nat
    http://northshoredays.blogspot.com

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  4. This is so cute,..I would love it if you would share at our Link It Up Thursday party: http://thesepeastastefunny.blogspot.com/2012/01/link-it-up-thursday-4.html

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  5. So very cute!! Thanks for sharing with us at Link It Up Thursday.

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  6. Thanks for the tip on opening jump rings! I may be adble to use mine properly now!

    Lisa's Craft Blog Linky #12 buggalcrafts
    http://buggalcrafts.wordpress.com/

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  7. So adorable! You always do the cutest things! Thanks for linking up!

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  8. Cute bracelet! Thanks for sharing it at my link praty! I'm a new follower!

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  9. Really cute bracelet. I'm about to make a pretty similar version...spooky I found you!

    Came to you via the Linky blog hop, so a new follower.

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  10. Danni, I LOVE this project! Making jewelry is something I want to try doing in 2014!

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