Baby Charm Bracelet
About This Design
Time: Approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $25-40 as
What a perfect gift for the new Mom or Mom-to-Be! This baby charm bracelet
features baby-themed charms (baby buggy, angel, and teddy bear) and Swarovski crystal and pearl bead drops. Attached
to sterling silver link chain so you can add more charms over the years as baby
grows, or complete your design with additional beads as desired. Create an instant heirloom
gift hat mom will
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies. You can buy
the baby charms here, or purchase
charms and supplies from your favorite bead store. Here's
what you'll need.
- Freshwater pearl beads (quantity as desired)
- Smaller clear crystal beads (quantity as desired)
- 6 - Round 8mm Swarovski Crystals in Light Rose (girl) or Aquamarine
(boy), or any color(s) you desire for your design
- 1 - 8mm cube Crystal drop
- One lobster claw clasp
- One length of bulk oval link chain, or a pre-made sterling silver charm
- 3 or more Baby charms. You can buy
the baby charms here, or purchase supplies from your favorite bead store.
- Headpins - enough for each bead crystal and pearl drop
Need Supplies? Check my Jewelry Supply pages to find what you
Attach lobster clasp and cube drop on either end of bracelet.
Note- If you are using a pre-made charm bracelet, skip this step.
You will use your pliers to open the split jump ring and attach it to
one end of the bracelet. Close the jump ring so the
lobster clasp is securely fastened to the chain. Follow
the instructions on how to properly open and close jump rings, here.
Slide a cube crystal bead onto a headpin, and make a wire loop at the
top. Use a closed wire loop to attach the cube crystal bead
as a drop to the other end of the bracelet (makes an easy extender chain
for adjustable length, with a nice crystal bead drop detail). If
you need help with the looping technique, click here.
Attach Baby Charms
Attach each baby charm, evenly spaced along your bracelet, using your
pliers to open the split ring and close it, securely fastening the charm
to the link chain.
TIP - Don't attach a charm too close to the cube bead on the very
end, as this last inch or so of chain will function an extender chain so
the length of the bracelet will be adjustable. You don't want the
lobster clasp to close right on top of a charm, nor do you want the
charm to be dangling below the extender chain. Use a bead design
board, or fit it on your wrist to see what I mean.
Attach all remaining beads as "charms"
Slide each remaining pearl and crystal bead onto a headpin and make a
loop at the top with your round nose pliers. Use a bead design
board or ruler to evenly space all of your beads and attach them along
the length of the bracelet with closed loops. If
you need help with this technique, click here.
That's it, your gorgeous new Mommy Bracelet is ready to wear or
give as a gift! Enjoy!