Tuesday, 16 June 2009

Leaves and Flowers Charm Bracelet


All the goodies that I used to make this charm bracelet have now been added to the Alphastamps website so I can share it with you now.

I had a great time putting it all together and I personally love these really chocker block full of charms bracelets, even though I can rarely wear them while I'm working away on my quilts. Just too much weight on my sewing arm and also afraid I might catch it on something. But when I'm out and about I love the feeling and sound of all those charms tinkling together.

If you fancy making something like this here are the instructions:

Determine the finished length of your bracelet, check the width of your clasp and deduct this from that length. Cut a piece of silver link chain to the resulting measurement.
Add a clasp element to both ends of the chain, using a 4mm silver jumpring.

All leaf and flower beads from Alphastamps.

Using head pins, put on a side-holed green leaf followed by a red flower bead and make a wrapped loop. Do this for as many leaf/flower combinations as you will need.

Do the same with a blue flower bead and a silver leaf charm. Again make as many as you’ll need.

Using an eye pin put on a side-holed copper leaf and a red flower bead and make a wrapped loop. Make as many as you’ll need.

Do the same for the 2 large rose beads. And for 3 silver butterfly beads + small green bead combination.

Start adding all these elements plus 5 peacock charms (also from Alphastamps) to separate loops of the chain, using 4mm silver jump rings and alternate the above made elements with green and brown leaves, already on a loop, also using jump rings. Make sure you tighten the rings of the leaves (of course also from Alphastamps) so they won’t come off.

6 comments:

Maggi said...

Wowowowowowow this is too too pretty! And thanks for the instructions too, I'll file this one with my huge pile of "Gotta Do This!" projects! lol

Lenna Andrews said...

oh my goodness, Frieda, that bracelet is so beautiful!! I love all the different leaf beads you have chosen, especially. Thanks for the great instructions as well! : ) lenna

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

it's like a posh gypsy's bracelet! lovely!

Sheilasembroidery said...

Love it see I couuld make some charms with shrink plastic and use this technique. thanks

Helen Cowans said...

Beautiful! I've signed up for two silver smithing courses at Haddington. Something different.

Debby said...

WOW!!!! This is amazing, I didn't know your were a bracelet maker. Is there anything you can't do?
Love this.
Debby

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