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How to make a charm bracelet

I've always loved charm bracelets. But they're so hard to make! Wait- are they really? Lots of people are scared of the pliers and jump rings- Making a charm bracelet is actually really simple and you don't need to many tools! BTW if you like this, please vote it for the fashion contest!!! I will follow you if you leave a comment and say you voted. thanks!
 
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Step 1: Collecting your items

I've built up a collection of charms- Not just from Hobby lobby, but you can put on pendants from small broken necklaces, small key chains, basically anything small with a hoop. You will have to buy a bracelet (duh) and make sure its your size! Chain bracelets come in many colors. I chose Bronze because it was the only one left... But actually, I ended up liking it!!! You will also need jump rings and Needle nose pliers.

Step 2: Putting on your Charm

(I have already put on a lot of charms, so sorry if you cant see) First, you want to open your jump ring. There are many ways to do this! I use my Needle-nose pliers and a pair of tweezers. You want to open it crooked, not pry apart. This helps the jump ring keep its shape. Then, you put the charm on. Don't let go with the pliers!                                                                                                                                     

Step 3: Putting the charm on the bracelet

With your charm on the jump ring, use your pliers to move it over to the hoop on the bracelet. Making sure your charm is facing the right way, you want to close the jump ring. Press the ends together with the pliers, and there you have it!!! You successfully put a charm on your bracelet (well, I hope you were successful). I have collected charms for a while now, and I'm so glad I finally made a bracelet. I hope you like this instructible. Remember, vote me for the contest!!!
I have a problem getting the jump rings even after placing the charms on. Do you get yours even? If so, do you end up soldering them?
malibini (author)  Very Interesting3 months ago

Most of the jump rings aren't closed perfectly. As long as you aren't too rough with the bracelet, the charms shouldn't fall off. I guess if something snags onto it... But no, I didn't solder them. I just left them as it was, even if they were a bit uneven. It's still fine today, and none of the charms have ever fallen off. SO SO SORRY ABOUT THE LATE REPLY!!! I haven't been on in a while ;P. Thanks for the comment :). Hope this helped.

Thanks! :-)
gymstar4567 months ago
Can you please add some more detail because I don't get it and I can't make it I turned it into 2 charms stuck together.
malibini (author)  gymstar4563 months ago

When you put the charm on the bracelet, you need to make sure it is put in the right place. Sorry about that... If you tell me what you need help on I can help from there. Sorry about the late reply! I haven't been on in a while ;P. Thanks for the comment, btw :).