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Fast fern bracelet

Turn a pendant into a bracelet in this under-an-hour project

With six kids, four cats, and a puppy, finding time to make jewelry is a challenge. So I was thrilled when I first saw this fern and knew exactly where I wanted the design to go. I followed my instincts, and this bracelet came together in minutes. 

Supplies

bracelet

  • 80 mm metal fern pendant
  • 6 8 mm round beads
  • 18 in. (46 cm) 24-gauge wire
  • 4–10 4 mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters
  • hole-punch pliers
  • cylindrical object (such as a water bottle)
Supplies from Michaels, michaels.com for store locations. Check your local bead store for supplies.
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Step 1
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Step 2
1. Use hole-punch pliers to punch a hole at the end of a fern pendant. Bend the fern around a cylindrical object to fit your wrist.

2. Cut a 3-in. (7.6 cm) piece of 24-gauge wire. Make the first half of a wrapped loop. String a bead and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Make six bead units.
Fast fern bracelet 3
Step 3
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Step 4
3. On each loop of a bead unit, attach a loop of another bead unit. Complete the wraps. Make another chain with three bead units.

4. Open a jump ring and attach a hole of the fern and an end loop of one bead chain. Close the jump ring. Repeat on the other side.
Fast fern bracelet 5
Step 5
5. On each end, use one to four jump rings to attach half of a toggle clasp.
Tip!
To adjust the length of your bracelet, add  or remove jump rings.  You can substitute larger (6–7 mm) jump rings if desired.
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