Since I will be chartering another yacht sailing trip to the BVI this summer, I thought I would make myself a sea theme charm bracelet; which I have named “Sea Glass:”
Here is a black background:
This is also a “Summer Time” challenge for ArtBeads.com‘s blogging designers. My inspiration for this bracelet was the gorgeous sterling silver sailboat charm with CZ inset:
Next, I went to the charm section on the ArtBeads site and located charms that were meaningful to me.
To make a charm bracelet, you need a toggle closeure, as shown here:
And a sterling silver chain:
To match the lovely Aqua CZ, I discovered these lovely bezel set drops:
Also a variety of matching seed beads and other beads that match.
Last, but not least, I dig in my jewelry supplies and look for other charms that mean something to me to add to the bracelet as well. I want a “funky” look to my bracelet, unified by color
To attach the charms and beads to the sterling silver chain, I used sterling silver eye pins and silver jump rings using beading pliers. A how-to video on the ArtBeads site shows you how to properly work with jump rings if you are not familiar with them.
This is a beginner jewelry project, so why not give it a try? It took me about 2 hours to complete this bracelet from start to finish.
I want to thank ArtBeads.com for having me be a part of their Blogging Designer Program. This means I get to try some products out and use them in my designs free of charge, though I am honestly reviewing the products and have not been paid for my endorsement.
So far, the quality of the products I receive are top rate! I would not steer you wrong!