How to Create an Eco Friendly Valentines Bracelet

A romantic eco friendly bracelet made using 100% reclaimed materials found in charity shops, car boot sales, flea markets etc.

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How to Create an Eco Friendly Valentines Bracelet
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Gather your supplies and your round nose pliers. Kits are available from my Etsy store - Minimalistimpact

Gather your supplies and your round nose pliers. Kits are available from my Etsy store - Minimalistimpact

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Pick up your memory wire bracelet, grip one end with your round nose pliers approximately 8-10mm from the edge and bend it back to a slight angle.

Pick up your memory wire bracelet, grip one end with your round nose pliers approximately 8-10mm from the edge and bend it back to a slight angle.

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It should look something like this, slightly wider than a right-angle.

It should look something like this, slightly wider than a right-angle.

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Now to make a loop. Holding your bracelet securely, move your round nose pliers to the very end of the wire, carefully but firmly rotate your pliers so that the wire curls towards the bracelet.

Now to make a loop. Holding your bracelet securely, move your round nose pliers to the very end of the wire, carefully but firmly rotate your pliers so that the wire curls towards the bracelet.

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And here is the loop, yay :-)

And here is the loop, yay :-)

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Now for the fun part, adding beads. I always add a seed bead first as I think it makes the finished bracelet look neater.

Now for the fun part, adding beads. I always add a seed bead first as I think it makes the finished bracelet look neater.

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The seed bead is followed by an 8mm bead, in this case a faux glass pearl.

The seed bead is followed by an 8mm bead, in this case a faux glass pearl.

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Continue this pattern until you reach your desired length.

Continue this pattern until you reach your desired length.

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Make sure to leave 8-10mm of wire at the end to form another loop.

Make sure to leave 8-10mm of wire at the end to form another loop.

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Repeat steps 2 - 4

Repeat steps 2 - 4

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Loop no.2 is now complete.

Loop no.2 is now complete.

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And here's what we have so far, a completed bracelet. Now let's add the final touches.

And here's what we have so far, a completed bracelet. Now let's add the final touches.

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Next we will need the jump ring and the heart charm.

Next we will need the jump ring and the heart charm.

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Place the jump ring through the loop on the heart charm.

Place the jump ring through the loop on the heart charm.

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Now put the jump ring through one of the loops that we created on the bracelet.

Now put the jump ring through one of the loops that we created on the bracelet.

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Gently close the jump ring with your pliers, make sure to close it completely, over-lapping the edges slightly if necessary to prevent your charm from escaping.

Gently close the jump ring with your pliers, make sure to close it completely, over-lapping the edges slightly if necessary to prevent your charm from escaping.

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Congratulations, we're now finished, I hope you had as much fun as I did :-)  I can't wait for our next crafting session together xxx

Congratulations, we're now finished, I hope you had as much fun as I did :-) I can't wait for our next crafting session together xxx

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