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Hey, y'all! It has finally started to feel a little like fall here in the South. The leaves are changing, and it's even getting a little cooler. This weather change inspired my latest jewelry project: an Embossed Metal Squirrel Fall Charm Bracelet.
We don't get much of a fall here in the South. It often goes from sweltering hot to cold, but when we do get a day that feels like fall, I enjoy it so much! This bracelet is an homage to those beautiful, enjoyable days. I love the maple leaf and acorn, and the squirrel is just too cute! I made this super-easy jewelry project in no time using my Sizzix BIGkick and Vintaj metal dies and blanks.
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The first step to making the bracelet is creating the fun squirrel charm. To do this, I placed a metal blank inside of my embossing folder over the part of the design I wanted embossed on my blank. I then closed the folder and placed it inside a pair of standard size cutting pads. I placed that "Sizzix sandwich" on top of the solo platform and shim and rolled it through my Sizzix Vintaj BIGkick. I actually embossed two separate blanks so that I could decide with part of the design I liked best for my bracelet.
Once the blanks were embossed, I painted them on both sides with Ranger Patina in Topaz.
Then I used the Metal Reliefing Block to remove the patina from the raised portions of the blanks.
I then decided that I wanted my charm to be domed to add a little more interest to my charm. To do so, I simply placed my blank face down inside one of the indentations of my wooden doming block and used a nylon hammer to tap the wooden punch on the back of the charm.
Then I used jewelry pliers to attach jump rings to all my charms and slid the charms on my bracelet to complete the project.
Isn't this bracelet fun? I don't know too many people who have a squirrel bracelet. ;)
And as with most any of my jewelry projects, with a few tweaks this piece can fit any style. Use different charms and a different embossing folder for a whole different look. I'm thinking I need a bracelet for Christmas now, right?!
What type of charm bracelet would you create?
As a 2015 Sizzix Design team member, I receive certain Sizzix products free of charge in order to share tutorials and project inspiration. My designs and opinions are all my own.