TierraCast's Zodiac charms and bezel links make it easy to create a custom bracelet.
TierraCast's Zodiac charms are a great way to add personality to your jewelry designs and can easily be added to any look. Tracy added them to simple hemp cord bracelets for a colorful, personalized display. See how she create the look in this Tutorial Video. Our instructions are for an Aries bracelet, but you can use the same techniques for any of the cord in The Beadsmith hemp 4 color card, along with your chosen charm and favorite Swarovski SS34 Flatback.
Mix a small amount of epoxy per product instructions. Apply a small drop of the epoxy into the TierraCast 7.5mm rhodium-plated pewter stepped bezel link. Place the Swarovski SS34 XIRIUS rose flatback in Aquamarine into the bezel. Allow to dry.
Cut two 9-inch pieces of cord from The Beadsmith 1mm hemp 4 color card in earth tones. Cut four 3-inch pieces of 24 gauge silver Artbeads Designer Wire.
Pick up one piece of cord and thread it through the loop at one end of your bezel link. Fold the cord at center around the loop. Pick up one piece of wire and wrap it around the folded cords next to loop, about three to four times. Make sure to finish wrapping on the underside. Trim excess wire and use pliers to press ends down.
Fold the ends of the cord under at desired length (2 1/2 inches makes a 6-inch bracelet. An additional 1/4 of an inch on each side will increase your bracelet size by a half of an inch). Wrap a piece of wire around the folded ends as you did before, leaving a large enough loop for attaching a TierraCast medium oval rhodium-plated brass open jump ring.
Repeat steps three and four on the other side of the link.
Attach one jump ring to one end of bracelet. Attach a second jump ring at other end, making sure to add the loop of the silver-plated small lobster clasp before closing the jump ring.
Use a jump ring to attach the TierraCast antique silver-plated pewter Aries charm to one of the loops on the bezel link.
Optional: You can use a tiny amount of super glue at the ends of the cords to prevent any fraying.
List of Components: TierraCast Antique Silver-Plated Pewter Aries Charm (SA-2470, qty 1) TierraCast 7.5mm Rhodium-Plated Pewter Stepped Bezel Link (RB-3191, qty 1) Swarovski 2088 SS34 Xirius Rose Flatback Aquamarine (2088-AQU34, qty 1) The BeadSmith 1mm Hemp 4 Color Card, 20lb Test - Earth Tones (STRNG-0005, qty 1) Artbeads Designer Wire - Silver Non-Tarnish 24 Gauge (36 ft. spool) (ADW0049, qty 1) Silver-Plated Small Lobster Clasp (CLASP10-SP, qty 1) TierraCast Medium Oval Rhodium-Plated Brass Open Jump Ring (RB-0018, qty 3)
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