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Winter in Bermuda Bracelet Tutorial
This project uses Swarovski crystals. Created by: Amy Mickelson
Roughen the pads on the disk and loop bracelet with sandpaper or a sanding sponge. This increases the surface area for the glue to adhere.
If desired, plan your layout for symmetry.
Once you plan your layout, glue one item at a time allowing the adhesive to set up before adding the next item.
Hint: Glue all the crystal flat backs and diamond shaped connectors to the bracelet first. Then glue on the coin pearls. Since the coin pearls are not uniform in size, you can find ones from the strand which will fit the space.
Cover the flat pad with a small amount of adhesive and carefully place and center the item on the pad. Although the Tenax adhesive dries quickly, monitor the item as it dries, to make sure the it doesn't slide off the center of the pad.
Place the diamond-shaped connectors on the pads so the holes are oriented outward. This allows you to add crystal and pearl dangles.
Make wrapped loop dangles with the crystal bicones, button pearls and ball-end head pins. Thin ball-end head pins will fit the holes in the button pearls, and long ones (1.5-2") allow you make messy wrapped loops if you want.
Use an oval-shaped jump ring to attach three dangles to each hole in the diamond-shaped connector.