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Alma Mater Clip Tutorial
This easy purse or bag clip can be made in a variety of colors with Swarovski's Navette Crystal Channels, or the 29ss 1-loop round channels.
There are several color of 5" long Leather Tassels to choose from, and these can be trimmed down to the length of your choice.
Created by: Bridget Austin
TierraCast Letter Charms allow you to customize for the school you choose, or using the Greek Letter Charms, these can be made for Sororities or Fraternities. (see note below)
All the components slide easily over the hoop end. If the beads get hung up on the corner use the round nose pliers to gently open the hook.
Assemble all the items in the order listed below. The rolo chain fits nicely on the wire hoop and can be draped as long or short as you choose.
Designer Tips, continued
Attach Navette Crystal Channels and 2019 charm to the rolo chain by opening the link at the bottom of the draped chain, being careful not to close too forcefully. New to jewelry making? See Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
Use a small, 1" portion of the remaining chain to attach the Wire Hoop to the jump ring on the tassel.
Attach the Swivel Clip to the same jump ring.
Order of assembly on Wire Hoop:
Chain - beginning
W Letter charm
S Letter Charm
U Letter Charm
Chain - end
A note about Sorority and Fraternity Jewelry:
Just like with NFL and Disney themed jewelry and products, there are very strict licensing rules about selling jewelry, T-Shirts, etc. that is for any particular Greek organization. So, you don't want to design a product line based on your local college's biggest sorority without getting an official license from the license holder -- and those licenses aren't cheap!
However, they all agree that you are welcome to make your own items by hand, for non-commercial use. You can make sorority-themed items and give them as gifts, or for your own personal use; you just aren't allowed to sell them for profit.
1 each #43-290-01-34-1 5-Inch Gray Leather Tassel with White Plated Zinc End Cap
1 each #42-240-01-3 TierraCast Small Wire Hoop Charm Holder - Silver Plated
1 each #49-958-57W-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated W Letter Charm
1 each #49-958-57S-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated S Letter Charm
1 each #49-958-57U-AS TierraCast Antiqued Silver Plated U Letter Charm
1 foot #40-090-15-3 Silver Plated Rollo Chain by the FOOT, 3.9mm