Free Pattern :: DIY Flower Bracelet

 Color is the fruit of life.  --  Guillaume Apollinaire  

Color is the fruit of life.  --  Guillaume Apollinaire  

I'm a magpie.  I love shiny objects and rich saturated color.  When a sample packet of Rowlux® Illusion Film arrived in the mail,
I instantly fell in love with the product.  These 12" x 12" sheets are perfect for a multitude of projects.  Inspired by the roses in
my front garden, I made this bracelet.  The colors shift with the light, hot pink, light pink, magenta, deep red, fire engine red.  The
illusion of depth and motion is the result of thousands of tiny parabolic lenses that are molded into the surface of both sides of
of the material.  These lenses create a pattern of light reflection and refraction resulting in stunningly brilliant optical effects.  

 

 

Rowlux® Illusion Film is incredibly easy to cut with scissors, as well as punches and die cutters.  You can also score, fold and
emboss it!  

To make this bracelet you will need:

Rowlux® Illusion Film - Red Moire
Rowlux® Illusion Film - Hot Pink Serpentine
Cousin® small silver flat chain - 7" (or a size comfortable for you wrist)
Fiskars® Lever Punch - Poppy Medium
Fiskars® Hand Punch - 1/4" circle
22 7mm silver jump rings
toggle clasp
2 needle nose pliers
side cutter 

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1.    Punch flower charms.  Punch 10 red and 10 pink flowers from the Rowlux® Illusion Film using the lever punch (image 1).

2.    Punch holes.  Use the hand punch to punch a hole at the top of each flower charm (image 2).

3.    Add charms to the chain.  Cut 7" of silver chain with the side cutter.  Using your needle nose pliers, open a jump ring,
       attach it to the chain and slide on a charm.  Close the ring.  Repeat until you have added all 20 charms.  Alternate colors.

4.    Add the clasp.  Use the two final jump rings to attache the toggle clasp to the chain.

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