I am truly enchanted by charm bracelets! In the early 1990s, I found a sterling silver charm bracelet in the busy market place in Northern Thailand.
On the bracelet are six silver flower charms and in-between these are six silver leaf charms.
When I set eyes on this charming silver bracelet, I knew that I must have it.
Finally after much bargaining, I happily left the market place with the beautiful bracelet dangling on my wrist.
The charms dangling from that bracelet jingled and jangled on my wrist throughout my whole holiday.
Now when I look at this charm bracelet, it brings back much wonderful memories of my short stay there; the places I had been, the food I ate and the many friends I made; these are all vividly brought back to mind as I look at the charms on the silver charm bracelet.
Scroll to the end for examples and instructions for making some interesting bracelets.
Intrigued? Here's the 925 silver bracelet. Have a look.
All charm bracelets are make up of 3 parts:
These bracelets are quite easy to make.
But first you need to find the charms.
What materials are you using to create your bracelet?
Silver or gold? Or base metal? (Here are some base metal charms)
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.
Armed with answers to these questions, you should be able to look for charms that will have meaning to the wearer.
The chain is the main part of the 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.
Look for a good clasp. A appropriate clasp that's strong and will lock properly.
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.
1. An inexpensive child charm bracelet - Simple bracelet that does not need soldering. This is a nice piece of jewelry to make for a teenage girl.
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