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Jewelry For All Seasons
These dainty little heart-shaped flowers, with their striking bright
pink colors, look so pretty strung along the branches of this shrub
in spring. I wanted to make a really “pretty-in-pink” bracelet,
so chose wire, beads, and chain all in coordinating shades.

A word about wire thickness: to make a sturdy clasp, US
18-gauge (SWG 19, 1mm) wire is most suitable. However,
you can use thinner gauges if you hammer the wire loops
on a steel block after forming them—don’t hammer the
wrapped loopy parts though, as you will distort them.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 279 projects » © 2018 Linzi Alford / GMC Publications · Reproduced with permission. · Jewelry for All Seasons by Linzi Alford, published by GMC (£14.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut the chain to bracelet length using wire cutters, or simply
    undo the links using bent-nose and chain-nose pliers. My chain
    was 7in (175mm) long; it could be cut to any length to suit, but
    remember that the clasp will add on a few inches (depending how
    big you make it) and that you need some slack to be able to fasten it.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Using round-nose pliers and 3in (75mm) sections of US 20-gauge (SWG 21, 0.8mm) wire, make a tiny loop using the smallest part of the pliers’ jaw to make an eyepin. Repeat to make an eyepin for each dangle.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    On your eyepins, thread on a 4mm bicone crystal, then a 14mm acrylic heart, then another 4mm bicone crystal. Repeat for
    each of the seven acrylic hearts. Make these into wrapped loop
    dangles - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/wrapped-loops-and-connectors

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Now make wrapped loops with all 24 of the 6mm hearts. Add a 4mm bicone crystal onto each eyepin, then a 6mm heart, and make wrapped loop dangles as before.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Using chain link to act as jumprings, attach each wrapped loop dangle to the chain. Find the center point first and add a 14mm acrylic heart here, then add equal numbers of dangles to either side.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Bleeding Heart Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Make the hook and eye clasp from US 18-gauge (SWG 19, 1mm) wire, and add to each end of the chain using chain links as jumprings.

    Sometimes it is tricky to find the exact color of eyepin you require.
    Making your own is easy, and using chain links from colored chain is a great way to match up jumprings if you are working with a less
    common color - http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/hook-and-eye-clasps

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