Get ready for spring with marvelous new jewelry! We’re thrilled to unveil three exclusive new designs by Becky Nunn, the creative genius behind Nunn Design, right here on our blog for you! Beautiful Nunn Design pewter and brass pieces pair up with radiant Swarovski Crystals to create irresistible jewelry that you’ll want to wear all year round! Follow our step-by-step tutorial below to learn how to make this stunning piece, download the instruction pdf here, or click over to our Inspiration Gallery for instructions! (Don’t forget to check out the other two designs: Bling Channel Earrings and Flower Blossom Necklace!)
PE3567 – 1 piece 23.3mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Contemporary Toggle Clasp by Nunn Design
PE3543 – 1 piece 23.5x20mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Small Round Lotus Charm by Nunn Design
PE3552 – 1 piece 12.5mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Mini Hammered Heart Stamping Pendant by Nunn Design
PE3549 – 3 pieces 12.7×12.3mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Mini Hammered Circle Stamping Pendant by Nunn Design
PE3555 – 4 pieces 20.5mm Antique Silver Plated Pewter Small Hammered Circle Stamping Pendant by Nunn Design
BM3326 – 17 pieces 6mm Antique Silver Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings
BM3330 – 4 pieces 9mm Antique Silver Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings
SS2501 – 13 pieces 22 Gauge Sterling Silver 2” Head Pins
PL5001 – 13 pieces 5810 4mm Cream Swarovski Crystal Pearl Beads
TL2254 – 1 Pair of 5.5 inch Maxi Shear Flush Cutter
TL0103 – 2 Pair of 5 inch Basic Flat Nose Pliers
TL1932 – 1 pair of 1.8mm Metal Hole Punch Pliers
A Sharpie Marker
Add An Additional Hole to the Round Tags
In order to link the Round Tags together, we will need to create a second hole in the tags. Using the Sharpie Marker, create an additional dot directly across from the current hole and the same distance in from the edge.
Pewter is a very soft metal and can mar easily from the Metal Hole Punch tool. I like to create a barrier with a piece of card stock prior to punching the holes. However, it can be difficult see the Sharpie marks once the card stock barrier is in place, so before using the card stock, create a small indentation on the metal tag over the Sharpie marks using the 1.8mm Metal Hole Punch Pliers. Gently create a small divot, avoid punching all the way through
Tear off a small piece of card stock and punch your 1.8 Metal Hole Punch with it. This will be the used as the barrier mentioned in step 2
See what I’m talking about, now it is hard to see those little Sharpie marks with that card stock in the way. Feel your way for the small divot you made in step with your Metal Hole Punch. Once you can feel the metal hole punch line up in the divot, punch your hole all the way through.
Repeat Step 3 for 4 of the Large Round Tags and 2 of the Small Round Tags
Creating the Pearl Dangles
Thread a 4mm Cream Swarovski Crystal Pearl Beads onto a 22 Gauge Sterling Silver 2” Head Pins. Eyeball about ½” from the top of the Pearl Bead and trim off the excess using your Maxi Shear Flush Cutters. Repeat for all 13 head pins and Pearl Beads.
Using your Basic Flat Nose Pliers (if you had a set of needle nose pliers, it might be easier, but I use my Flat Noses all the time to create loops) start to bend the ½” of exposed head pin creating a loop.
Assembling the Charm Bracelet
Now it is time to start putting the whole little beauty together! This is what your stash should look like prior to assembling!
Use your 2 Pairs of Basic Flat Nose Pliers to open the 9mm Antique Silver Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings. Thread on three pearl head pins from Step 6 and close the jump ring.
Using the finished jewelry image as your guide, start to attach all of the Round Tags with the 6mm Antique Silver Plated Brass 16 Gauge Textured Open Jump Rings.
The only other assembly steps remaining are to create your Heart Dangle centerpiece and attach the Lotus Charm to the Contemporary Ring. Do this by opening a jump ring and attaching one pearl head pin along with a small heart tag. Complete by opening a jump ring and attaching the lotus charm to your toggle ring.
There you have it! A bit of metal hole punching. A little wire bending. A couple jump rings being opened and closed. Now, wasn’t that totally doable?