I Love I.D. Bracelets!

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Since Valentines is this week, we thought you might want to be inspired by this “Yes Bracelet” tutorial. What words of love would you like to stamp?

I remember one of the first pieces of jewelry that I every purchased for myself. I must of been 12 and I SO wanted an i.d. bracelet. I’m not sure why, but I just wanted one. In fact I was obsessed with having one. Finally, I counted up my paper route money and went into our local jewelry store and bought one. I then had to decide what to have engrave on it… so I had them put “Becky.” But, I soon regretted that as soon as I started to wear it. I kept thinking, “I know my name, why did I put Becky?”

Anyway, to this day I still have a love for i.d. bracelets. What about you?

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Download a copy of our “Yes” Bracelet Tutorial.


How To Make a Yes Bracelet

Designer: Becky Nunn

Supplies Needed:
1 crh-gb – Charm Rustic Heart – Antique Gold
1 hftmcs-gb – Flat Tag Hamm Mini Circle Single – Antique Gold
2 jr6tc-gb – Jumpring 6mm Textured Circle – Antique Gold
1 cbg-b – Charm Bracelet 7.75in – Antique Gold
2 bccc-gb – Ball Chain Crimp Connector – Antique Gold
1 jrlr-gb – Jumpring Large Rope – Antique Gold
6 inches bc-gb – Ball Chain – Antique Gold
3 hpg-b – Headpins 2inch – Antique Gold
1 ftgth-gb – Flat Tag Grande Thin Horizontal – Antique Gold
4 jr9tc-gb Jumpring 9mm Textured Circle – Antique Gold

Tools Needed:
2 Pair of 5 inch Basic Round Nose Pliers
1 Metal Stamping Font
1 lb Brass Metal Stamping Hammer

Other:
A Sharpie Marker
Q-Tip
Rubbing Alcohol
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STEP 1: Stamp your tags
Stamp your tags Using the metal stamp of your choice, stamp your impression on the Antique Gold Plated Pewter Mini Hammered Circle and on the Antique Gold Plated Pewter Horizontal Hammered Rectangle Tag. Metal Stamping on Nunn Design Flat Tags is a wee bit different than stamping on other gauges of metals. Pewter is super soft and doesn’t need the “bang” that you typically would do when metal stamping. To learn how to metal stamp on Nunn Design Flat Tags, download our tutorial: http://nunndesign.com/cheatsheets/BuyTry_But-a-Bing-Tutorial.pdf

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STEP 2: Assemble Bead Dangles
Thread one 4mm faceted bead onto one 24 Gauge Gold Plated Brass 1.5” Head Pin. Using the round nose pliers create a loop approximately 1/4” from the top of the threaded bead. Wrap the excess wire around the pin 3 times and then snip any excess wire. Repeat this process with the other 2 beads and headpins.

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STEP 3: Assemble ball chain section of bracelet
Take one 6 x 3.5mm Antique Gold Plated Ball Chain Crimp Connectors place it around the last ball of the 2.5mm Gold Plated Ball Chain. Using the round nose pliers gently pinch the crimp connector closed. For additional security you could place a dab of glue in the crimp connector. Repeat on the other end of the 2.5mm Gold Plated Ball Chain. Select two of the 9mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings. Open the jump ring using the round nose pliers – attach one jump ring to the crimp connector at the end of the ball chain then repeat for the other end.

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STEP 4: Prepare the Hammered Heart and Bead Dangle
Open 1 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Ring and thread the 16 x 13mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Rustic Heart onto the jump ring. Close the jump ring. Then open the Antique Gold Plated Brass 13 Gauge Large Rope Textured Open Jump Ring using the pliers. Thread the 3 assembled bead dangles from Step 2 onto the Antique Gold Plated Brass 13 Gauge Large Rope Textured Open Jump Ring. Thread the 16 x 13mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Rustic Heart onto the Antique Gold Plated Brass 13 Gauge Large Rope Textured Open Jump Ring. Close the Large Rope Textured Open Jump Ring.

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STEP 5: Attach the Antique Gold Plated Pewter Horizontal Hammered Rectangle Tag
Lay the 7-inch Antique Gold Plated Brass Cable Chain Charm Bracelet on your workspace and determine the position of the stamped Antique Gold Plated Pewter Horizontal Hammered Rectangle Tag. Using the round nose pliers open the remaining 2 9mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings. Thread the stamped Antique Gold Plated Pewter Horizontal Hammered Rectangle Tag onto the jump rings and onto the links of the 7-inch Antique Gold Plated Brass Cable Chain Charm Bracelet. On one of the 9mm Open Jump Ring also thread the Hammered Heart and Bead Dangle prepared in step 4. Close each 9mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings using the round nose pliers.

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STEP 6: Complete the assembly
Use the assembled 2.5mm Gold Plated Ball Chain with the jump rings prepared in step 3. Attach one end to the ring between the toggle bar and bracelet, close the jump ring using the pliers. Attach the other end of the assembled 2.5mm Gold Plated Ball Chain to the ring between the toggle ring and bracelet. Close the jump ring using the pliers. Last but not least, open the 1 remaining 6mm Antique Gold Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Ring and thread the stamped 12.7 x 12.3mm Antique Gold Plated Pewter Mini Hammered Circle onto the bracelet toggle ring. Close the jump ring.

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STEP 7: Wear your new YES bracelet!

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