April Love - Bracelet Tutorial

Created by: Sondra Barrington

How can I customize thee? Let me count the ways...

Designer Tips

  • Chain bracelets adorned with a simple heart charm continue to be popular. The sterling silver heart blank was intentionally left blank, but could easily be stamped or engraved to further customize.
  • You can also customize this design by using a different colored Swarovski rivoli stone (clear symbolizes Diamond, April's birthstone), or different styles of chain. 
  • These bracelets are fun and easy to make, and make great gifts. You need just a few supplies, and basic jewelry making techniques.
  • To get started, place stone in bezel, and use flat-nose nylon-jaw pliers or a burnishing tool to gently bend prongs down over stone. Burnish smooth.
  • Determine desired bracelet length, and use 2 pairs of pliers to open last link: See Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF).
  • Use a jump ring to attach crystal charm to end of chain.
  • Open top loop of tassel, and attach to same chain link. 
  • For extra security, use 2 jump rings to attach clasp to other end of chain.

Suggested Supplies

14mm #1122 Rivolis by Swarovski are nearly gone, but these settings also work with most other brands of 12mm rivolis, including Preciosa and Matubo. Shop remaining colors while they last!

  • 1 foot [use about 7"] #40-090-54-3 Silver Plated Cable Chain by the FOOT, 8mm
  • 1 each #41-878-02-14-3 JBB Findings Silver Plated Pendant Bezel Setting, 1 Loop, 14mm I.D.
  • 1 each #01-122-14-01 Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 14mm - Crystal
  • 1 each #44-750-14 Sterling Silver Blank, Heart with Handle
  • 1 dozen [use 1 piece] #39-248-3 Silver Plated Lobster Clasp, 22mm
  • 1 oz #37-100-3 Silver Plated Jump Rings, Round, Assorted Sizes


  • #69-271-91 EURO TOOL Glitter, Nylon Jaw, Flat-Nose Jewelry Pliers - or - 
  • #69-101 EURO TOOL 2" Curved Steel Burnisher
  • 2 pairs of your favorite chain-nose pliers
Jun 7th 2021 Sondra Barrington

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