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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Bracelet Project
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Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree Bracelet Project
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Project Description:

I wanted to make a holiday bracelet that had a vintage vibe and, I must say, I love this piece! It is very symmetrical in its design, but is so fun!

Author Shanna Steele
Shanna Steele
Auntie's Beads Designer
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Instructions:


  1. Cut a piece of chain that measures just under 7" in length.
  2. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the Christmas tree charm. Close the jump ring. Add another jump ring.
    TIP: Adding 2 jump rings makes the piece more secure and gives it a more substantial look.
  3. Attach a jump ring to the 2 jump rings just added. Attach it to the center link of chain. Close the jump ring. Add another jump ring.
    TIP: To find the center link of a piece of chain, run a headpin or piece of wire through each end link and hold up the chain so you can see where the center is.
  4. On a headpin, pick up a 6mm Emerald round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the Christmas tree charm and add it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  5. On a headpin, pick up a bead cap, 8mm Siam round and another bead cap. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 6mm Emerald round and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  6. On a headpin, pick up a 6mm Light Siam round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 8mm Siam round just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  7. On a headpin, pick up a 4mm Emerald round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 6mm Light Siam round just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  8. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the bell charm. Skip the link next to the 4mm Emerald round just added and attach it to the next link. Close the jump ring. Attach another jump ring.
  9. On a ball headpin, pick up a 4mm Emerald round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the bell charm just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  10. On a headpin, pick up a 6mm Siam round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 4mm Emerald round just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  11. On a headpin, pick up a bead cap, an 8mm Light Siam round and a bead cap. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 6mm Siam round just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  12. On a headpin, pick up a 6mm Emerald round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 8mm Light Siam bead just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  13. On a headpin, pick up a 4mm Light Siam round. Make a loop. Skip the link next to the 6mm Emerald round just added and attach it to the next link. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
  14. Open a jump ring. Attach it to the snowflake charm. Skip the link next to the 4mm Light Siam round just added and attach it to the next link. Close the jump ring. Add another jump ring.
  15. Repeat steps 4 through 14 to complete the other side of the bracelet.
  16. Open a jump ring. Attach it to one end of the bracelet. Add the bar portion of the toggle. Close the jump ring. Add another jump ring.
  17. Repeat step 16 on the other side. You can use the ring portion of the toggle or the Christmas wreath charm.
  18. On a headpin, pick up a bead cap, an 8mm Emerald round and a bead cap. Make a loop. Attach it to the 2 jump rings attached to the ring portion of the toggle. Wrap the wire and trim the excess.
Tools and Materials Needed:

Antique Brass Pewter Christmas Tree Pendant/Charm, 18x29mm (1 piece)
Antique Brass Pewter Christmas Bells Charm, 18x25mm, Bag Of 2 (2 pieces)
Antique Brass 18mm Snowflake Charm, Pewter (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Siam (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Light Siam (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Emerald (1 piece)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Siam (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Light Siam (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Emerald (4 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 4mm, Light Siam (2 pieces)
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 4mm, Emerald (4 pieces)
Antique Brass 8mm Scalloped Bead Caps, Bag Of 10 (10 pieces)
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Christmas Wreath Charm, 17mm (1 piece - OPTIONAL; it was used as the ring portion of the toggle in this project)
TierraCast Antique Brass Plated Tapered Toggle, 17mm
Antique Brass Fancy Cable Chain, 3x5mm (about 7 inches)
Antique Brass Jump Rings, Open, Bag of 10, 5mm, 20 Gauge (16 pieces)
Antique Brass Head Pins with 2mm Ball, 21 Gauge, Bag of 25 (15 pieces)
Nipper Tool
Round Nose Pliers
Chain Nose Pliers


Material and Supplies Used in This Project:
Antique Brass Pewter Snowflake Charm, 18mm
Antique Brass Pewter Snowflake Charm, 18mm
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Siam
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Siam
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Light Siam
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Light Siam
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Emerald
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 8mm, Emerald
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Siam
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Siam
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Light Siam
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Light Siam
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Emerald
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 6mm, Emerald
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000)  4mm, Light Siam, 10pc
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 4mm, Light Siam, 10pc
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Swarovski Crystal Round (5000)  4mm, Emerald, 10pc
Swarovski Crystal Round (5000) 4mm, Emerald, 10pc
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Antique Brass 8mm Scalloped Bead Caps, 10pc
Antique Brass 8mm Scalloped Bead Caps, 10pc
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TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Tapered Toggle, 17mm
TierraCast Antique Brass Pewter Tapered Toggle, 17mm
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Antique Brass Jump Rings, Open, 20pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge
Antique Brass Jump Rings, Open, 20pc, 5mm, 20 Gauge
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Antique Brass Fancy Cable Chain By The Foot, 4x5mm
Antique Brass Fancy Cable Chain By The Foot, 4x5mm
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Classic Nipper Tool
Classic Nipper Tool
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Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
Beadsmith La Femme Ergo Pliers, Round Nose
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Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
Beadsmith Ergo Pliers, Chain Nose With Cutter
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