Little Bunny Foo Foo,
hopping through the forest,
Scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head.

Along came the Good Fairy, and she said,
“Little Bunny Foo Foo,
I don’t want to see you,
Scooping up the field mice
and bopping them on the head.
I’ll give you three chances,
and if you don’t behave,
I’ll turn you into a Goon!” 

The inspiration for this bracelet came from, you guessed it, a popular children’s rhyme.  Swarovski recently launched their Innovations for Spring/Summer 2016.  My favorite part of the launch are the yummy candy-colored crystal pearls.  In velvety pastel shades, they evoke childhood memories of Easter egg hunts and toothache-inducing sweets.  I paired up the crystal pearls with some pearly leather cord and TierraCast components for a festive piece of spring jewelry.

3pc each – 6mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls (6CR601-P, 6CR621-P, 6CR671-P, 6CR681-P, 6CR691-P)
2pc each – 8mm Swarovski Crystal Pearls (8CR601-P, 8CR621-P, 8CR671-P, 8CR681-P, 8CR691-P)
10pc – TierraCast Bunny Bead
15pc – TierraCast Twisted Ring
6pc – TierraCast Clover Charm
5pc – Peruvian Ceramic Mouse Bead
2pc – TierraCast Taj Cord End
1pc – TierraCast Toggle Clasp
1mm Pearl Leather Cord
5mm Jump Rings
7mm Jump Rings
Ball Head Pin
E-6000 Adhesive
Scrap wire

1) Stack each of the 15 pearls and 10 bunny beads on head pins and make wrapped loops. Set aside. (Images 1-4)  Note: I didn’t add the ceramic mouse beads until after the bracelet was completed, so they are stacked on a head pin and attached to the leather with jump rings.  Instead, make beaded dangles with the rest of the beads in step 1.  The hole size on the ceramic beads is a little larger than the head pin, so you will need to place a small bead or spacer before stringing the mouse bead.
2) Connect 5mm jump rings to the clover charms.  Set aside. (Image 5)
3) Cut 20 pieces of leather, 12 inches each.  Randomly knot and add beads/charms to each of the strands until you have used them all. (Images 6-9)
4) Arrange the strands until you are satisfied with the placement of the beads.  (Image 10)
5) Using a piece of scrap wire, secure the ends of the leather and trim the cord so it is all the same length. (Image 11)
6) Fill the cord end with glue and place a little bit of glue on the end of the cord.  Allow it to become slightly tacky and place the cap on the cord.  Repeat on the opposite side of the bracelet.  Remove the scrap wire and set aside.  (Image 12) Note: I tried to use Super New Glue to secure the cord to the end of the bracelet because it had been recommended to me and I super new glued my fingers together.  I think I’ll stick to E-6000 as my adhesive of choice.
7) Attach a 7mm jump ring to the loop in the cord end and connect it to a twisted ring spacer.  Connect a second jump ring and attach the loop end of the clasp. (Image 13-14)
8) Repeat on the opposite side of the bracelet, adding extra jump rings and spacers as needed for length.




The result is a finished piece that resembles a charm bracelet ready with a fun new twist.   Wear it with your Easter best or just because for a fun, festive pop of color to your favorite spring outfit.  If you visit our website you can find these and all the rest of Swarovski’s latest product launch.  Also, from now until March 10th you can save 20-30% on nearly everything on our website! From TierraCast’s new You Collection to all the gorgeous gemstones recently added, you can save big now!  Spring forward with the latest styles to suit your creative needs!


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3 thoughts on “Leather Charm Bracelet with NEW Swarovski Pearls

  • March 6, 2015 at 1:38 pm

    Awesome!! I love the simple knotting inbetween idea!!

    • March 6, 2015 at 2:32 pm

      Thanks Pearl!

  • March 7, 2015 at 9:57 am

    BTW I had a chuckle over the Super New Glue adventure you had! Just don’t touch the glued areas!

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