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This curved bat sits just right on your wrist, ready to fly. We love him in his natural naked brass finish but you can patina him with heat or use a painted patina. Read our painted patina tutorial here.

Ingredients:
- 1 long brass bat
- 5 antique brass jumprings, 7mm
- 3 1/2" antique brass extender chain
- 1 brass spring ring clasp
- 2 tiny brass owls
- 1 antique brass headpin, 1"
- 1 red Swarovski rhinestone ball

Tools:
- Wire cutter
- Round nose pliers
- Chain nose pliers

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Step 1: Form Loop

Using your round pliers bend the tip of one bat wing around to form a loop as shown. Repeat with other wing tip.

Step 2: Form Bat to Wrist

Using your hands, gently bend the brass bat into a curve that fits the front of your wrist.

Step 3: Add Chain

Using your cutters, cut extender chain into two sections, on 2 inches, one 1 1/5 inches long.

Step 4: Add Bead

Thread Swarovski rhinestone ball onto head pin and loop using round nose pliers. Open loop on rhinestone ball and attach to 1 1/5 inch chain section. Using your chain nose pliers attach spring clasp to 2 inch chain section.

Step 5: Add Charms and Clasp

Using your chain nose pliers and jump rings, attach chain sections to each bat wing using two jump rings on the end of each wing for strength. Close jump rings securely. Use remaining jump rings to attach both owls back-to-back as shown to create a two-sided owl charm near the clasp.
This tutorial (and the other ones I've posted so far) are fun, fairly easy, and incorporate fresh design and fashion trends. Linking to products from my store isn't against any rule, and it certainly isn't mandatory to use them - there are plenty of other great things that could be used in this tutorial - such as a vintage spoon in place of the bat! I hope you've been inspired, and thanks for your kind comment about the bracelet!
did you just use instructables to advertise ur brass bats? is that even allowed? anyways beautiful bracelet ^_^

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