Dazzle-It Bracelet & Charm Tutorials
One thing I love is being asked to create items with products I have never used before. I’m always up for the challenge and get so excited when the mystery product lands at my front door. I do have somewhat of an idea of what product is coming just not the exact items so really it is exciting. So when Carmi Cimicata asked if I would be interested in trying some Dazzle-It products I was pretty happy. Anything Carmi is associated with I’m all in as Carmi creates some of the most amazing jewelry. If you’re not familiar with her blog Resin Crafts you can check it out here… you will be so amazed and inspired.
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When I received my envelope from Carmi filled with these awesome Dazzle-It products I was super pleased. The quality of each of the items is really nice. I loved the colors as they are colorful but not super bold and have a nice distressed feel to them. The great thing is I was able to make an item for each of my girls. The first item I created was a wrap bracelet for Ansley. I used the Orange Hemp, Semi-Precious Chinese Symbol Multi Beads and the Semi-Precious Peace Sign 20mm Multi Beads.
I cut a piece of orange Hemp to 48″, at around the middle point of the hemp I created a loop just large enough to get one of the Chinese Symbol Beads to fit through. Then I thread the hemp through a Chinese Symbol Bead and knotted the hemp to secure the bead in place. I continued to add the Chinese Symbol Beads to the hemp until 9 beads were secured. Note: To make threading the beads a bit easier I rubbed a bees wax pellet from the tip of the hemp to about an inch down. Then I tightly twisted the hemp. This gave the hemp some stability and made it much easier to thread.
After all 9 Chinese Symbol Beads were secured I started attaching the Peace Sign Beads just as I did the Chinese Symbol Beads. I secured 5 Peace Sign Beads onto the Hemp, as shown below.
Once all 5 Peace Sign Beads were secured to the hemp I attached a Chinese Symbol Bead to the end then trimmed the ends of the hemp.
This is what Ansley’s wrap bracelet will look like when she wears it wrapped around her wrist. It gives the illusion of wearing two different bracelets.
The next item I created was a charm for Terri. This is a super easy charm to create that is perfect to wear for spring, summer or fall. First I arranged all the Orange Shell 6mm Dice Beads into the rectangle bezel. Once I was able to get the Orange Shell Dice Beads arranged into an 18mm x 30mm Silver Rectangle Bezel I removed them in the order there were placed and set them aside.
I then mixed up a small batch of EnviroTex Jewelry Clay per the manufacturers instructions. Once mixed I filled the bezel with the Jewelry Clay then gently pressed the Orange Shell Dice Beads into the Jewelry Clay. Once all the beads were pressed into the jewelry clay I applied a light coating of Sunflower Perfect Pearls and set the charm aside to cure.
Here is what Terri’s finished charm looks like. It is simple and classic in style yet has a little funk to it, just like Terri’s style.
I hope these two very different jewelry tutorials inspired you to try some Dazzle-It products. I had a blast creating with all of them.