Having a piece of jewelry that can take you from everyday to elegant is a great accessory. This easy to make bracelet can do just that.
For this project I used:
Black Accents Sculpey clay (Twinkle Twinkle)
14 – 12mm silver jump rings
1- 4 mm silver jump ring
Silver bar and ring clasp
12ss and 30ss Crystal Rhinestones
Wax tipped tool or tweezers
Exacto or plastic knife
Poker tool or toothpick
Begin by rolling out sculpey clay to 1/4 of an inch thickness. Using the exacto (or plastic) knife cut clay into 7 squares about 1 inch by 1 inch. Using the poker tool or toothpick, poke holes in each corner 1/8 – 1/4 of an inch from the end in 5 of the squares. In the other 2 squares, poke 2 holes in each corner and 1 hole into the middle of the opposite side. Place on a sheet of white paper and bake in a 275 degree preheated oven for 15 minutes. Remove and allow to cool.
When cool, connect the square pieces together with the 12mm jump rings leaving the squares with 3 holes for the ends. Attach a 12mm jump ring to each of the squares on the ends. On one end attach the 4mm jump ring to the 12mm jump ring and on this end attach the bar. On the other end, attach the ring. Place a drop of glue about the size of the rhinestone on one of the squares and using the wax tipped tool or tweezers place the rhinestone in the glue and gently press down. Continue gluing rhinestones randomly on the black squares. Allow to dry flat for 24 hours.
Fabulous with any outfit, your friends will be asking you about this bracelet.
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