How to make charm bracelet

What is a charm bracelet?

A charm bracelet is an item of jewelry worn around the wrist. It carries personal “charms”: decorative pendants or trinkets which signify important things in the wearer’s life. A charm is a small ornament usually (dangling) from a bracelet or chain.

Thanx to Angie of Kelvin Gems, we got the opportunity to learn the art of making charm bracelet..

Looks like peanut but it ain’t easy! Feels like giving up half-way thru but persevered to make my very own charm bracelet. Done in like a lil’ over an hour!!

We’ll need a bracelet chain and clasps to start making the charm bracelet

Tools needed are cutting pliers, flat nose pliers and round nose pliers.

We’ll also need a collection of pearls, dangle beads, charms and T-pins (headpins)

We use this ring to open and close the jump rings when adding the charms.

Use the flat nose pliers to close the rings together.

Slot the clasp links into the RING and open it by pushing it to the side.

Once you have fixed the clasps into the bracelet, lay it flat on the work surface and arrange the charms that you intend to add into the bracelet.

Use jump rings to add the charms into the bracelet. Make sure that you open your links from side to side so you don’t weaken them.

We’ll need lots of headpins for the beads

Slide the pearls and all into the headpin

Once you got what you wanted, bend the headpin to a 90 degree angle to hold the beads together

Leave about 0.8cm length of the headpin and use a cutter to cut the balance away. Always remember to face the cutter and headpin downwards when cutting to avoid stray headpins flying everywhere!

Use the round nose pliers to twist the headpin, making a question mark shape and finally clasping it close

My very first charm bracelet is finally done after an hour or so!

I used Eiffel Tower of Paris to signify our FIRST wedding anniversary, the high heel pump is symbolic to Paris being a fashion city and the baby shoes is us having Ethan 9 months later. The pearls are added for colours.

My charm bracelet. It was a bit too long and Angie helped me to shorten it a bit later.

Kelvin Gems

Thank you Angie for your time and patience. I love making charm bracelet and I am so hook to it now! I wanna make more!!

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    I also wanna make own one!! :((

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    Looks great! Does it suppose to bring luck ?

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    if I hv the time, I wanna try too..

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    Was it supposed to bring luck ?

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    Great experience! Is that a free class?

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    Wow nice… Looks easy :P

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    wah, really not simple at all eh.. needs to be very concentrated and skillful in order to get that done.. not like your la-la shell just paint with some colors and can become butterfly already~~ :D

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    it takes practice to make it. I find the part hardest is to curl the headpin to get a perfect round closing.

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    i think making our own charm bracelet more meaningful because it is customizable. i like your charm bracelet :)

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    Wow…now making diy charm? Whom do you wanna charm? :D

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    Then again I must say that the charms you made look gorgeous. Angie has given you good guidance. :D

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    Aside from being a nice hobby, this can also be a good business huh…

    Do you know how to make those Polymer keychains as well?

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    Hmmmm…the bracelet certainly looks very nice.

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    Make one for me lar! hahaha… I sure no patience one…

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    so girly :P

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    I Love working with Metal.. Hehehe.. ^_^.v..

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    Merryn u made one nice charm bracellet just like Thomas Sabo! I'm interested too…

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    i love charm bracelet which i did purchase online once. Probably my hands work too much that the charms started to drop out because the hook started to opened up…only a week i wore it…haiz**

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      **the small rings also…

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    not easy to make hor,,,heheh…macam very eye straining eh..

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    wah very nice leh. I wish to have a try tim.

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    great opportunity to learn that, i wish i can try to make one too…so planning to learn to make some to sell? hehe

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    Oh, this is the bracelet with story mentioned by Eve :) Nice!

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    Wah kudos to you. If I no patience to do. Nice one you did there..:)

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    its so super fun eh? i love my charm bracelet. good job documenting the steps. i just went on making without much pictures:D

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    U're capable to do anything o..

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    Good! Good! Just don;t make Ethan wear it! Or worse, William! Muahahahahaha!!!!!

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    yerr! I want to learn also! :D

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    I like it! The angels must be hard to make.

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