Go Zags - March Madness Bracelet

Created by: Summer Melaas


Designer Tips

  • Stamp the tag with 3mm letter stamps. For longer team names, use a larger tag or smaller set of stamps. See Metal Stamping 101 for detailed stamping instructions. If you're new to stamping, get a few extra tags, as stamping can be unpredictable and there may be mess ups.
  • Place crystal stones in bezels, and carefully bend prongs down using fingers and/or nylon-jaw pliers.
  • Add a large round jump ring to the basketball charm. For best way to open and close jump rings, see Jump Ring Hint in Jewelry Basics 101 (PDF)
  • Use 2 small oval jump rings to attach the stamped tag to the basketball. Oval jump rings can be more secure, because the opening remains at the side of the jump ring.
  • Use an oval jump ring to attach each crystal charm to the bracelet.

Suggested Supplies

Many colors of Swarovski crystals are no longer available. However, we've kept this project in our repertoire for those of you who stocked up when you learned that they were exiting the DIY market, as well as those of you who are using alternate rivolis and cushion squares -- these settings fit rivolis and cushion squares made by a wide variety of other manufacturers. Shop all Bezels and Crystals.

  • 1 each  #51-770-01-6  Steel Wire Adjustable Bracelet with Double Loop - Antiqued Brass Plated
  • 1 each  #86-431-11-001  ImpressArt Stamp Enamel - Black
  • 1 each  #49-950-22-6  JBB Findings Antiqued Brass Plated Rectangle Tag Charm with Loop
  • 1 each  #44-940-12-AG  TierraCast Antiqued Gold Plated Britannia Pewter Basketball Charm
  • 1 each  #41-878-52-10-6  JBB Antiqued Brass Plated 1-Loop Bezel Setting for 10mm 4470 Cushion Square Stone
  • 1 each  #41-878-04-12-6  1-Loop Bezel Setting for 12mm 1122 Rivoli Stone - Antiqued Brass Plated
  • 1 each  #04-470-10-442  Swarovski 4470 Cushion Square Stone, 10mm - Crystal Royal Red Lacquer
  • 1 each  #01-122-12-439  Swarovski 1122 Rivoli Stone, 12mm - Crystal Royal Blue Lacquer
  • 1 ounce [use 1 piece]  #37-145-6  Antiqued Brass Jump Ring, Round, 6mm
  • 1 ounce [use 4 pieces]  #37-123-6  Antiqued Brass Plated Jump Ring, Oval, 3x4mm


Feb 1st 2021 Summer Melaas

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