Tuesday, December 11, 2012

Jingle bells and Pearls

 I made Lily and I matching glittered jingle bell and pearl bracelets. A trip to the craft store and a few supplies later I was able to make some fun and festive holiday jewelry.

Here's what you'll need:
Spray adhesive
Jingle bells
14 gauge jewelry wire
Scotch tape(tape off the end of your jewelry wire to sting your pearls to keep them from sliding off)
Crimp beads (2 per bracelet)
Lobster claw (1 per bracelet)
Jump rings (these are what the jingle bells dangle from in the pictures shown below with them clustered in threes. You will also need a larger jump ring to end your bracelet with.
Jewelry pliers(flat nose pliers are helpful for smashing the crimp beads closed, I used round nose and flat head for this project)

 I hope these pictures are helpful for those inspired to create their own. I don't have pictures of the glittering process which was very easy, I just sprayed, glittered,
 allowed about a minute to dry, turned them and repeated the steps until I was satisfied with how they looked. I used a clear coat sealant spray we had in the garage to help ensure that the glitter would stay on the jingle bells.

Pictured below are two small packages of crimp beads, small jump rings, a large jump ring, a lobster claw, jewelry wire, round nose pliers and flat noses pliers.





                                             Happy Crafting and Merry Christmas!

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