I’m not the most creative person, so when I learned that this arrow charm with eternity circle made craft-making so easy, I had to try it myself. Are these bracelets awesome or what? I think they are perfect for the 2016 mutual theme. It takes only about five minutes to make each bracelet, and the tools and findings can be found at any hardware or craft store. In fact, my Wal-Mart even carries this stuff. AWESOME!
2016 Mutual Theme Craft 2 : Bracelet
Step 1: Assemble your Materials
For this project you need:
- cord — I’m using 2.5mm leather jewelry cord, but you can use narrow ribbon or cotton jewelry cord.
- a ruler — The ruler is to measure the cord. You need TWO 8 inch lengths.
- 2 jump rings
- 2 cord end caps
- 1 lobster claw clasp (or other clasp)
- arrow charm — it’s not in the picture — Did I mention the picture was not taken by a professional?
Stuff you need as seen through the lens of a professional photographer — not.
Step 2: Thread the cord through the charm.
Threading the cord through the charm is a little tricky the first time you do it, because you’re not working with a completed loop as you usually might. Actually, now that I’m typing this, you could probably do step 3 first (crimp the end caps on to form a loop) and it would make this step easier.
Anyway, I’ve made five of these bracelets now, and this is how I did it. It’s like John Bytheway says: “Wise people learn from their mistakes. Super-wise people learn from other people’s mistakes!” Ha!
Step 3: Crimp the Cord End Caps
Using your pliers, crimp the end camp over your cord. Just pinch. Even I can do it.
Step 4: Add the jump rings and clasp
Now add your jump rings and clasp to the end caps. Don’t forget to put the clasp on one jump ring before you close it. Don’t ask me how I know (three times in a row).
2016 Mutual Theme Craft 2 : Necklaces
Make these easy 2016 Mutual Theme Crafts for New Beginnings and Girls Camp in just seconds! All you do is loop the cord through the charm. Done in 30 seconds.