Hail to the Princess Aurora! She was raised by three good fairies, two of whom had very strong feelings for which color is the best. Pink or blue? With this project, you might have to make that decision for yourself…or maybe not?
Here are the supplies and tools you’ll need:
|Supply List:||Appx Cost:|
|Pink Opalescent Beads||$3|
|Clear/Frosted Seed Beads||$2|
|Iridescent Clear Glass Beads 6mm||$3|
|20 Gauge Silver Plated Wire||$4|
|Lobster Clasp + optional Jump Ring||$3|
|optional Castle Charm||$5|
|*Approximate Cost of Supplies:||$20 – $25|
|Tool List:||Appx Cost:|
|Round Nose Pliers|
|Flush Cutters or Nippers (wire cutter)|
|Chain Nose Pliers or Flat Nose Pliers|
|*Approximate Cost of Tools:||$12 in a Set|
Cut a length of the 20 Gauge Wire that is 4-5 inches longer than the circumference of your wrist using your nippers. It’s better to cut more just in case! 14 inches is a good length to start at if you aren’t sure or don’t want to bother measuring your wrist. I gotchu.
Use your Round Nose Pliers and wrap the end of your wire around to make a loop. You should have about a 2 inch tail to wrap around the base of your loop to secure it in a coil. I didn’t make my tail long enough so it was a little difficult to wrap around. The tail should wrap 2-3 times. Squish the wrapped coil closer together using your Chain Nose Pliers and then smoosh it down around the main wire. Those are technical terms.
Flush Cut the end of the coil. If it’s still sharp, you can file it down.
String on your beads!
Start out with 1 Iridescent Clear Bead followed by 3 Seed Beads.
1 Pink Opalescent Bead and another seed bead.
String on an owl, iridescent bead, owl, iridescent bead.
The middle is made up of 3 pink opalescent beads.
‘The rest is the same in reverse starting with the iridescent bead.
Take your chain nose pliers–I used flat nose in the picture–and bend the wire upward.
Use the round nose pliers to loop your wire around.
String on your charm(s). The loop doesn’t close completely so your charms may come out and travel on the wire up to where the clasp goes–unless you decide to add more beads to that portion.
Wrap what you have around your wrist, shaping it into a circle. Take note of where you’ll need to attach your clasp.
Create a loop and coil like you did to start the bracelet. If you don’t have a jump ring, make sure your lobster clasp is inside the loop before you coil the tail around to secure it.
If you do have a jump ring, you can end your loop with the coil, flush cutting the edge so it isn’t sharp.
Open the jump ring by pulling each side in opposite directions. Insert your lobster clasp and attach it to the now closed loop. Close the jump ring.
The fairies gave you a gift! You made it!
Fantastic job! You just made this Sleeping Beauty inspired bracelet. I hope you enjoyed jewelry making. I know I’m not the best at it, but I’m glad we got to try something new.
I chose to use a thick wire for this project so it holds its shape. It reminds me of the adjustable bracelets you can get at the Parks. In fact, that was my intention at first. I tried it out using memory wire, but didn’t end up liking it as much as the clasped one. Maybe you can try it out with the memory wire and see what you think? Or possibly elastic instead of wire. There are so many options!
Thanks to everyone who made it this far! If you have any tips for jewelry making, let me know. I would love to hear! If you made this please share with us on Instagram. Tag us and share with all your Disney loving DIYers!
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