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Free Spirit Bracelet Project

The inspiration for this bracelet is a nod at my free spirited niece, Kayla, she is graduating college! She is already well traveled and is ready to take on the world! The mix of metal finishes, chains and charms are the epitome of that free spirit I know and love. The boho chic of the Czech glass beaded chain and the whimsy of hearts and dragonflies just to retain some of our femininity! Wear your sense of adventure!

Author Karla Schafer
Karla Schafer
Auntie's Beads Designer


  • Cut or separate the Czech glass chain into (2) 4" lengths; cut (1) 2" length and (1) 1/2" length of the gunmetal flat oval chain; (1) 1 1/4" and (1) 2 1/4" length of the silver plate oval/figure eight chain and set aside.
  • Starting with the figure eight chain, 1 1/4" length, join it to the 1/2" length of oval gunmetal with a gunmetal jump ring.
  • Open that jump ring and add the gunmetal flower charm and close.
  • Carefully separate (2) beaded units from the left over Czech Glass chain, jet and turquoise, adding these units to another gunmetal jump ring.
  • Attach the loaded jump ring to the first link of gunmetal oval chain connected in the above steps.
  • Open another gunmetal jump ring and slip two ends of the Czech Glass Chain 4" lengths attaching it to the end of the gunmetal oval chain.
  • Join the other ends of the Czech Glass chain with a gunmetal jump ring.
  • Add to this jump ring the pewter falling heart charm with 6mm gunmetal jumpring.
  • On a head pin drop a gunmetal leaf cap, gunmetal round, gunmetal leaf cap and start a loop, adding it to the heart jump ring, so that the dangle is in front of the heart.
  • Join the Czech Glass chains to the remain two chain lengths, gunmetal and figure eight with a gunmetal jump ring.
  • Add a jet beaded unit from the Czech glass beaded chain to the antique silver pewter flower link.
  • Add link and the dragon fly charm to the second link of the gunmetal oval chain with a 6mm gunmetal jump ring.
  • Join the chain ends with a gunmetal jump ring, adding the gunmetal lobster clasp to complete the bracelet.
    Tools and Materials Needed:

    Round Cable Chain, Silver Plated, Ant. Silver, Oval Link w/Figure 8 Link, 2.5x3.5mm- 3 1/2"
    Gunmetal Flat Oval Chain By The Foot, 3x6mm- 2 1/2"
    Hand Wrapped Beaded Chain By The Foot, Turquoise Green- 9"
    Gunmetal 8mm Flower Charm- 1pc
    Antique Silver 9mm Embossed Dragonfly Charm- 1pc
    Antique Silver Pewter Falling Heart Charm, 18mm- 1pc
    Antique Silver Pewter 15mm Flower Connector- 1pc
    TierraCast Pewter Leaf Bead Cap, Gunmetal, 5mm- 2pc
    Gunmetal Round Beads, Bag of 10, 6mm- 1pc
    Gunmetal 5mm Open Jump Rings, Bag of 50- 7pc
    Gunmetal 6mm Open Jump Rings, Bag of 50- 2pc
    Chain Nose Pliers- 2prs
    Round Nose Pliers
    Nipper Tool

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    Rating You HAVE to make this!
     
    It is so pretty and versatile. Make it as is and then try antique brass with blue howlite!
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    Questions and Answers
    Q: Where are the chains for the project.? I must be missing them. Thank you for your time
    Asked by: - 8/10/2014 (Submit an answer)
    A: We no longer carry that particular chain, however we do have other beaded chains. Please see the link: http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Beaded-Chain_c_2308.html
    Karla
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    Q: I love this bracelet, but I can't find the chains. Can you put a link up or add them to the supplies with a link?
    Asked by: - 1/18/2015 (Submit an answer)
    A: We no longer carry that particular chain, however we do have other beaded chains. Please see the link: http://www.auntiesbeads.com/Beaded-Chain_c_2308.html Karla
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