Lovely Charm Bracelets

By on September 7, 2011

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All charm bracelets are make up of 3 parts:

1. charms (1 or more)

2. chain

3. clasp

Charms

These bracelets are quite easy to make. But first you need to find the charms. What materials are you using to create your charm bracelet? Silver or gold? Decide on this and then proceed to look for charms of that material. Since you are making the bracelet yourself, you might like to choose each charm with care.Let each charm you put on the bracelet be special to you – something that reminds you of a place, tells of who you are or dream to be; e.g. a ballerina, a trinket from your wedding or a sea shell picked while on your honeymoon.

Some Charm Bracelet Themes

birth – birthstones/wishes

bridal

animals – horses, dogs, cats

travel

fashion

stars – Hollywood, Bolliwood, etc

cartoon characters

career

hobby

sports

family

Lets start with a few important questions.

1. Who are you making the bracelet for? For yourself or is it for a friend or client? How old is this person? And what is her likes and dislikes? What’s her interests? Does she has any children or grandchildren?

These are some questions you might like to have answers for.

Armed with these answers, you will be able to look for charms that will have meaning to the wearer.

Chain

The chain is the main part of the charm bracelet. It is where all your charms will dangled from. So choose a good quality chain – strong enough for all your charms. It can be just a simple chain or a one that has a complex design.

Clasp

Look for a good clasp. A appropriate clasp that’s strong and will lock properly.

Other Necessary Supplies :

1. jump rings – you will need jump rings to attach the charms to your chain.

2. safety chain – this is just in case your clasp pops open accidentally.

3. solder – solder every joints if the charm bracelet is an expensive one.

Arranging the Charms :

Decide how you want to arrange the charms. Small charms closest to the clasp on both end and to the biggest charm right in the center of the chain.

Or alternate the charms; small – big – small – big and so on.

Also consider whether you are placing a charm on each link or alternate link of the chain.You can also have two or three small charms on a link.

If you have an expensive charm – for example one made of  precious gemstones – you might just want to have just a few charms on the chain spread far apart so that they don’t rub against each other. Or you might even like to consider just having one charm dangling from the bracelet.

So let’s make some charm bracelets :

1. An inexpensive child charm bracelet – Simple bracelet that does not need soldering.