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Butterfly Charm Altered Charm Bracelet

Altered-art fun

Materials

18cm 10mm round brass chain
6 18mm round brass setting
6 18mm round acyclic cabochon
11 brass head pins
1 Swarovski head pin
1 Nouveau Lily toggle bar
1 Waterlily Wreath toggle ring
13 6mm jump ring
1 4mm jump ring
3 thin filigree bead caps
2 3mm spacer beads
6 6mm Swarovski bicone beads
2 10mm Czech fire-polish beads
2 10mm lampwork round beads
1 12mm lampwork heart bead
11 size 8 seed beads
Flat-nose pliers
Round-nose pliers
Wire cutters

Materials are available at wwww.beadsonline.com.au

Technique

Step 1 – Make up the butterfly charms
Select and cut out the five images you wish to use from the photo sheet. Take your acrylic cabochon and apply a layer of Diamond Glaze (not to thin) and drop your images face down on top. Check to make sure there are no air pockets or bubbles.
Allow to dry. When dry glue to frames using Diamond Glaze

Step 2 – Make up five Swarovski dangles
Take one head pin and thread one 6mm Swarovski bicone and one seed bead, trim 1cm from the end of the beads and create a loop.
Repeat this step 5 more times to create in total 6 Swarovski dangles

Step 3 – Make up two Lampwork dangles
Take one head pin and thread one seed bead, one fine filigree bead cap, one round lampwork bead and one 3mm spacer bead. Trim 1cm from the end of the beads and create a loop.
Repeat this step to create one more lampwork dangle.

Step 4 – Make up two Czech fire-polish dangles
Take one head pin and thread one fine filigree bead cap, one 10mm Czech fire-polish bead and one seed bead. Trim 1cm from the end of the beads and create a loop.
Repeat this step to create one more Czech dangle.

Step 5 – Make up one heart lamp work dangle
Take one head pin and thread one seed bead and one heart bead. Trim 1cm from the end of the beads and create a loop.

Step 6 – Create the bracelet base
Measure 18cm of the chain. Separate the chain by opening and closing links like jump rings.
Take one Swarovski head pin and thread the toggle bar. Turn over and trim the head pin 1cm from the end and create a loop. Take one 4mm jump ring and attached it to the end of the 18cm chain.
Take one 6mm jump ring and thread it though the toggle ring, close. Take a further 6mm jump ring and thread the previous 6mm jump ring to the other end of the bracelet.

Step 7 – Adding the buttefly charm
Count three large links from the toggle ring and using a 6mm jump ring thread the link, one butterfly picture charm and one Swarovski dangle.
Continue adding butterfly charms and Swarovski dangles every 4 links.

Step 8 – Adding the beaded dangles
Using the picture as a guide add the beaded dangles created in step 3, 4 & 5 in the middle link between each butterfly charm.
To make the bracelet bigger just add more chain links to each side of the necklace (open and close the link of the chain like jump rings)