Let’s Hear It For the US of A

by Tammy Honaman

Red, white and blue Swarovski crystals help you show off the patriotic pride you have for your country. Using letter charms or letter charms you create with Swarovski flatbacks, create your own personal statement. Use flatbacks to fill empty bezels and decorate metal rings – use colors that convey your spirit!

SUPPLIES

ITEM AMOUNT SIZE COLOR PURCHASE
FLAT BACK CRYSTALS 2 34ss DENIM BLUE PURCHASE FLAT BACKS
FLAT BACK CRYSTALS 4 34ss CRYSTAL PURCHASE FLAT BACKS
FLAT BACK CRYSTALS 2 34ss LIGHT SAPPHIRE PURCHASE FLAT BACKS
FLAT BACK CRYSTALS 30 OR MORE 7ss CRYSTAL PURCHASE FLAT BACKS
FLAT BACK CRYSTALS 30 OR MORE 7ss LIGHT SIAM PURCHASE FLAT BACKS
TIERRACAST BEZEL 9 34ss GOLD PLATED PURCHASE BEZELS
TIERRACAST CHARM 1 ANTIQUE GOLD PURCHASE CHARM
TIERRACAST CHARM 1 ANTIQUE GOLD PURCHASE CHARM
TIERRACAST CHARM 1 ANTIQUE GOLD PURCHASE CHARM
TIERRACAST CHARM 1 ANTIQUE GOLD PURCHASE CHARM
TIERRACAST RING LINKS 3 medium ANTIQUE GOLD PURCHASE RING LINKS
TIERRACAST JUMPRINGS 12 5mm, 16 gauge GOLD PLATED PURCHASE JUMPRINGS
TIERRACAST JUMPRINGS 4 6mm, 18 gauge BRASS OXIDE PURCHASE JUMPRINGS
TIERRACAST LOBSTER CLASP 1 GOLD PLATED PURCHASE LOBSTER CLASP
GEM-TAC 1 4 fl oz. PURCHASE GEM-TAC
PRECISION GLUE APPLICATOR KIT 1 PURCHASE APPLICATOR KIT
CHAIN & BENT NOSE PLIERS SET 1 PURCHASE PLIERS SET

INSTRUCTIONS

Step 1a. Using a syringe filled with adhesive and fitted with a syringe tip, apply glue to an empty bezel setting.

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Step 1b. Using a Katana or wax stick, set an SS34 into the bezel. Clean up any excess adhesive. Allow the adhesive to cure. Repeat to set all SS34 crystals.

Step 2. Repeat Step 1 and set a pattern of 7ss flat back crystals. Repeat to add 7ss flat back crystals along the link.

Step 3. Repeat Step 1 and decorate the back side of a letter, world or other charm.

Step 4. Repeat Step 1 and decorate the back side of U, S, and A letter charms with 7ss flatbacks and spell out the letters of your choice (in this design the letters are U, S, and A). Using two flat-nose or a pair of chain and flat-nose pliers, open a jumpring and connect charms to one end of the length of chain.

Repeat to attach all the charms to the bracelet in a pattern of your choosing.

 

Step 6. Use a jumpring to attach the lobster clasp to one end of the chain to finish.

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