Winding Journey Bracelet Tutorial
This project uses Swarovski crystals. Created by: Tiffany White
- Find a map from a recent place you have traveled, or a place you have lived. I used a Washington map and chose my favorite locations.
- Trace a circle around the cities or locations you want to highlight. Use a circle template and trace 15mm, to match with the 15mm bezel cups.
- After cutting your images out of the map, seal them with a craft glue, like Elmer's®.
- Place the images in the bezel cups, making sure that the writing is laid in correctly. The loop on the bezel cup should be below the writing.
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- Spray resin into a small disposable cup, until enough accumulates that you can pour the resin. This won't take but a couple seconds.
- Pour resin into the bezel cups until they are full. Allow to dry on a flat surface.
- After the resin cures (for 2-3 hours) add one more layer of resin using the same process.
- After the second layer of resin has cured, begin to assemble the bracelets.
- Choose a charm to dangle from the loops on the bezel cups that corresponds to the locations on the maps. I chose apple charms because Washington is the apple state.
- Attach the charms to the bezel cups. I had to actually cut a the loop on the charm and then attach it like a jump ring.
- Choose Swarovski crystal flat backs for between the bezel cups.
- Lay out the components in the order you want to assemble it before glueing.
- Using E-6000, attach all the pieces to the glueable blanks on the bracelet.
- Allow bracelet to dry overnight before wearing.
- 1 each #60-265 Adhesive, E-6000, 0.5oz
- 1 each #82-530-5 Castin'Craft Resin Spray
- 1 pkg of 10 [use 7] #49-941-23-5 JBB Antiqued Silver Plated Charm, Cast, Tiny Apple
- 1 pkg of 10 [use 7] #82-597 Mixing Cup, 1oz
- 1 dozen [use 4] #46-900-115-3 Silver Plated Bezel Cup, Round, 15mm, 1 Loop
- 1 each #40-347-3 Silver Plated Bracelet, 7-1/4", Disk and Loop
- 1 ounce [use 3] #37-113-3 Silver Plated Jump Ring, Round, 4mm
- 3 each #02-035-10-185 Swarovski Crystal Flat Back, No Hotfix, Chessboard Circle - Crystal Red Magma
- 4 each #02-611-10-150 Swarovski Crystal Flat Back, No Hotfix, Solaris - Crystal Golden Shadow
- #69-271-99 EURO TOOL Glitter, Four-Piece Set
- Craft glue (such as Elmer's®)
- Road map