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DIY Charm Bracelet

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This simple DIY Charm bracelet is a fun craft idea and also a great gift idea for family and friends. I used to make jewelry back when I was a teen and I have recently revisited jewelry making.

I had nearly forgotten how much I enjoyed handcrafting a piece of jewelry. I would classify these bracelets as charm bracelet style in more of a copycat Alex and Ani style. 

Handcrafting jewelry is a nice activity for teens and adults.


DIY Charm Bracelet Tutorial

The bracelets not only make for a fun craft session, they are also great as a Mother’s Day gift idea or Graduation gift idea.

DIY Bracelet Tutorial


Before you start, there are a few things to consider when making bracelets.

  • Choose the band color. These bracelet forms come in silver, gold, and bronze.
  • Choose the charms that you want to include on the bracelet.
  • Decide if you want to include beads as part of the design, as these require an additional component.
  • You will need a few basic materials to make these. 

Materials Needed for DIY Charm Bracelets

DIY Charm Bracelet Supplie


DIY Charm Bracelet Instructions

  1. Have a blank bangle ready to attach a charm.
  2. Select charm to use for the bracelet.


DIY Charm Bracelet - pick charm


How to make Jewelry bracelets

3. Attach a jump ring to the charm using pliers. 

Using open eye beading pin

4. Use flat nose pliers to help you get a good grip on the jump rin. Open up the ring with the needle-nose pliers by twisting the ring gently. To close the ring, twist the ends of the jump ring right next to each other. Pinch slightly to nsure that ring is closed. For a basic bracelet, you are done. To add beads, read on.

Charm Bracelets for Women

5. Thread a bead on the open eye beading pin. You can add one are a few depending on the length of the pin.

How to use beading pins

6. Attach to the bracelet using the method above in step 4.

Adding Beads to charm bracelets

7. Then ensure the ring is closed. 

Closing jewelry jump ring

The beads add a nice element to the bracelet and are so simple to add. 

Charm bracelet charm

Before you know it, your bracelet will be made!

Easy DIY Charm Bracelet Craft

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How to Make A Charm Bracelet


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Donna @ Modern on Monticello

Wednesday 14th of April 2021

These would be such fun to make especially at coffee with some girlfriends. Thanks for sharing the idea and I hope you continue to enjoy making them. #HomeMattersParty


Sunday 11th of April 2021

What a lovely gift idea! Thank you for sharing at Party In Your PJ's - you are being featured on my blog Tuesday evening.


Tuesday 13th of April 2021

Thank you so much Ann!!

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