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Heart Tag Sparkle Charm - Chain Bracelet Tutorial
Chain bracelets adorned with a simple heart charm continue to be popular. The sterling silver heart blank was intentionally left blank, but could easily be stamped or engraved. You can further customize this design by using a different colored Swarovski rivoli stone, or different styles of chain. These bracelets are fun and easy to make, and make great gifts. You need just a few supplies, and basic jewelry making techniques.
Created by: Sondra Barrington
Place stone in bezel, and use flat-nose nylon-jaw pliers or a burnishing tool to gently bend prongs down over stone. Burnish smooth.
Determine desired bracelet length, and use 2 pairs of pliers to open last link: See Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Use a jump ring to attach crystal charm to end of chain.
... Tips, Continued
Open top loop of tassel, and attach to same chain link.
For extra security, use 2 jump rings to attach clasp to other end of chain.
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