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Celestial bracelet and earrings

Connect charms and beads to make a celestial bracelet and earrings.
Full bracelet
Steer by the stars

Sailors have long navigated by using the sun, moon, and stars. Plot your own fashion course by incorporating heavenly charms in a bracelet-and-earring set. Choose metallic beads in colors taken from the night sky.

SUPPLIES 

bracelet

  • 5–7 12–30mm charms
  • 5–7 12mm metallic beads
  • 6 1⁄2–8 in. (16.5–20cm) brass chain, 6–10mm links
  • 5–7 2-in. (5cm) head pins 
  • 8–10 6mm jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

earrings

  • 2 12–15mm charms
  • 2 12mm metallic beads
  • 1 in. (2.5cm) brass chain, 6–10mm links
  • 2 1 1/2-in. (3.8cm) eye pins pair of earring wires
  • chainnose and roundnose pliers
  • diagonal wire cutters

INSTRUCTIONS

Bracelet

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1. On a head pin, string a 12mm bead and make the first half of a wrapped loop. Repeat with the remaining beads.
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2. Decide how long you want your bracelet to be, and cut a piece of chain to that length. Open a jump ring. Attach the largest charm and the chain’s center link. Close the jump ring.
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3. On each side, skip a link and attach the loop of a bead unit. Complete the wraps.
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4. Attach charms and bead units to every other link. Check the fit, allowing 1 in. (2.5cm) for finishing. Trim chain from each end, if necessary.
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5. On one end, use a jump ring to attach the loop half of a toggle clasp.
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6. On the other end, use two jump rings to attach the bar half of the clasp.
Earrings
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1. Open the loop of an eye pin and attach a charm. Close the loop.
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3. Cut a link of chain. Attach the link and the loop. Complete the wraps.
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4. Open the loop of an earring wire. Attach the dangle and close the loop. Make a second earring with a different charm.
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