About This Design
Time: Approximately 30 minutes - 1 hour
Level of Difficulty: Beginner - All Levels
Cost: Varies, depending on materials selected. Approximately $20-30 as shown.
This easy garden charm bracelet can be made with any charms you like.
Inspired by spring, I have selected a set of garden themed charms,
and I had some nice
leaf beads that I used with Swarovski crystal beads as accents. I
used a pre-made charm link bracelet for this design which makes it super
fast--just attach the charms and beads and you are done.
Want to make this bracelet, or a variation for yourself? Let's get started!
Gather your supplies
- 1 (pre-made) charm link bracelet. You can buy these at bead stores
or craft stores, or also in the jewelry section of department stores. If
you like, make your own bracelet with bulk link chain and a clasp of choice. I
bought my charm bracelet at Auntie's
- 1 set of 4 garden charms. For this design, I purchased an inexpensive set of
garden themed charms at my local Michael's craft store. You can also buy one charm
at a time from any jewelry supply or department store.
- 4 Jump rings (if your charm doesn't already have them attached)
- 5 Swarovski crystal bicone beads (6mm)
- 5 Leaf beads (other other beads of choice)
- 5 Headpins (or quantity to match beads)
Need Supplies? Check my Jewelry Supply pages to find what you need!
Prepare bead and charm components
To save time, I prepare all my bead and charm components at the same
time. I thread a leaf bead, then a Swarovski crystal bicone bead
onto a headpin, and make a loop at the top with my round nose
pliers. Using a basic wire wrap technique, I will attach each bead
to the chain. Need help with this wire loop technique? Click
here for instructions.
Next, using a bead design board, or ruler (or just eyeball it!), I
determine where to place each charm and bead on the links of the charm
bracelet. My charm set did not come with jump rings attached, so I
also attach one jump ring to each charm. If you don't know how to
use jump rings, click
here for instructions. You can also use split rings if you
prefer, for added security.
Attach beads and charms
Now attach each charm by looping it through a link in the chain, and
closing the jump ring using your chain nose pliers. Attach each
bead, alternating beads and charms in your design. Feel free to
add more beads until you are happy with your bracelet design.
Matching Jewelry Set
Try making these matching earrings for a complete set!