Bracelet with Antiqued Silver-Plated Copper Beads, Antiqued "Pewter" Beads and Leather Scrap and Cord
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Rose, Jewelry Production Specialist, Content Development Group, Exclusively for Fire Mountain Gems and Beads®
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- Bead, antiqued silver-plated copper, 8x1mm brushed rondelle with 5mm hole (8 beads)
- Bead, antiqued ''pewter'' (zinc-based alloy), 8.5x2mm dotted rondelle (26 beads)
- Rivet, brass, 3.5x3mm with 1.9mm barrel, fits 2mm hole (26 rivets)
- Snap fastener, Swarovski crystal with silver-finished brass and steel, black and crystal clear, 11mm round (2 sets)
- Cord, leather, pink, 8x1mm-8x1.5mm flat
- Leather scrap, purple
- Adhesive, E-6000 Jewelry and Craft Adhesive
- Micro hardware, brass, 2.5x1.5mm nut / 4x0.5mm washer / 1/4 inch screw with 1.6mm thread diameter
- Crystal Applicator, steel, black and beige, 9-1/2 x 7 inches
- Snap die attachment, steel, 25x15mm-29x20mm
- Replacement hex wrench, steel, 3/32 head
- Replacement eyelet handle, e-coated steel, black, 2-1/4 x 1-inch T-handle with 10x7mm base
- Rivet and eyelet setter, powder-coated steel, black, 3 x 7/8 x 3/8 inch base with 3/32 inch hex wrench
- Pliers, EUROTOOL, hole punch, hardened steel, 5 inches with 1.5mm round punch
- Pliers, chain-nose
Using scissors cut one 8-1/4 x 2-inch length of purple leather scrap and one 7-3/4 inch length of pink leather cord.
Place a thin layer of E-6000® Jewelry and Craft Adhesive on the back 1/4 inch from the edge on one side of the 8-1/4 x 2-inch length of purple leather scrap. Fold the outer 1/4 inch of leather onto the back of the leather strap to create a hem. Repeat to fold and glue another 1/4 inch hem on the opposite edge of the leather strap.
Place a thin layer of E-6000 on the back of the 7-3/4 inch pink leather cord. Starting at one end, position the pink leather cord in the center of the purple strap, down the length of the strap. Press the pink leather cord onto the purple strap. Note: The pink cord will stop 1/2 inch before reaching the opposite end of the purple strap. Set aside and allow adhesive to cure according to manufacturer's instructions.
Using leather hole-punch pliers, punch one 1.5mm hole through the pink cord and purple leather strap 1/8 inch from the first end. Repeat to punch eight 1.5mm holes down the length of the pink cord and purple leather strap, 1 inch from each previous hole.
Place a micro washer on a 4mm micro screw. Place the screw assembly through the first hole starting from the back to the front of the purple leather with pink cord. Place one antiqued silver-plated 8x1mm brushed rondelle and one 2.5mm micro nut onto the top of the screw. Use a wrench to tighten the nut until the assembly is tight on the top of the leather straps.
Repeat to attach a screw and rondelle assembly to each of the eight punched holes on the purple strap with pink cord portion of the bracelet.
Using leather hole-punch pliers, punch one 1.5mm hole through the purple leather strap 1 inch from the first end and 1/8 inch from the left edge. Repeat to punch thirteen 1.5mm holes down the length of the left side of the purple leather strap 1/4 inch from each previous hole. Repeat to punch thirteen 1.5mm holes down the right edge of the purple leather strap.
Place a 3mm rivet through the first hole on the left edge of the leather from back to the front. Place one antiqued "pewter" 8.5mm dotted rondelle on the front of the rivet.
Place the rivet assembly onto the rivet setter and screw down the setter until the rivet is securely in place.
Repeat to attach twenty-six rivet and rondelle assemblies into the punched holes along the left and right edge of the bracelet.
Using the Crystal Applicator™ tool with the two male die snap attachments inserted, attach the first male portion of the snap into the upper part of the die and the prong portion of the snap into the lower die. Position the applicator on the leather strap 1/4 inch up the left side and 1/4 inch from the bottom edge of the purple strap. Firmly press the applicator to secure the snap in place. Repeat to attach the second male portion of the snap to the right lower corner.
Using the Crystal Applicator tool with the two female die attachments inserted, attach the first decorative female portion into the lower part of the die and the prong portion into the upper die. Turn the bracelet over to the back so the decorative portion of the snap is applied to the top of the bracelet. Position the applicator on the leather strap 1/4 inch up the left side and 1/4 inch from the top edge of the purple strap. Firmly press the applicator to secure the snap in place. Repeat to attach the second decorative female portion of the snap to the right upper corner.
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