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Polymer Clay Heart Charms by Candace Jedrowicz

2-6-12 Candace Polymer Clay Heart Bracelet

Candace Jedrowicz shares how to use dressed up polymer clay leftovers to create a fabulously colorful charm bracelet.  Gather those little bits of polymer clay leftovers, your catch-all bead tray and get ready to make a jingly, rainbow splash!   Featured on Cool2Craft TV.

Watch Candace’s fun and easy Polymer Clay Heart Charm YouTube video tutorial!

Materials:

Stretchy string .07mm – 18″
Chain of your choice – 20″
Small shapes with holes
Beads
26 Gauge wire
Aleene’s Super Gel Glue
Round nose pliers
Chain nose pliers
Wire cutters

Weave your stretchy string through the chain until you have about 7″ of chain pushed together.Make sure it will slide over your hand and fits comfortably before tying the string ends.
Pull the knot gently to tighten. Put a dot of Aleene’s Super Gel Glue on the knot and allow to dry.
Using your jewelry tools, attach the ends of the chain together. I used these small polymer clay hearts from a previous project.  The clay had been burnished with craft foil on both sides. I dressed them up by applying a dimensional sealer on both sides. Check out my Creative Jam Jar video to see how the craft foil is applied to unbaked polymer clay. I used this method on the label.
Measure 8″ of 26 gauge wire and fold it in half.
Make a 1/4″ loop in the center of the folded wire.
Slide your charm into the loop. Slide a bead over the wire to close the loop.
Wrap an 1/8″ loop above the bead, but don’t close it.
Slip the charm’s top loop onto a chain link. Hold the loop with pliers to keep it’s shape and wrap the wire tails under the loop. Trim or tuck in the excess wire.
I like a full bracelet, so I added simple bead charms between the hearts.
We are giving this bracelet away! Simply leave a comment about the Valentine Show on Cool2Craft.com, Cool2Craft Facebook fan page or CreatingTheHive.com to enter. A winner will be chosen randomly on February 13, 2012 and announced on the Eco Flower Show.

Comments

  1. Your projects are some of my favorites, love this one!

  2. Janet Licari says:

    Beautiful job on your heart bracelet. I need to look for that foil…love the rainbow one. It gives the hearts such color and just the right amount of bling.
    quilt 4 fun 2 at hot mail dot com Janet Licari

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