How to Make a Simple Charm Bracelet

Basic steps for any charm bracelet. In this example I'm making a little girls bracelet.

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How to Make a Simple Charm Bracelet
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This is for a small child so I'm using some bright colorful plastic beads

This is for a small child so I'm using some bright colorful plastic beads

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Measure the wrist and make your chain about 1/2 inch shorter. A good standard size if you're making a surprise is 6inches before the clasp.

Measure the wrist and make your chain about 1/2 inch shorter. A good standard size if you're making a surprise is 6inches before the clasp.

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Plan your design. This step is not very specific. Just feel it out, use whatever method works for you. I used a series of colored lines to plan mine.

Plan your design. This step is not very specific. Just feel it out, use whatever method works for you. I used a series of colored lines to plan mine.

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Lay it out and make sure there is enough room for your design.

Lay it out and make sure there is enough room for your design.

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To properly open a jump ring, use two pairs of pliers and twist gently to the side. Pulling the ends away from each other will misshape the ring and cause it to bend of break easily in the future.

To properly open a jump ring, use two pairs of pliers and twist gently to the side. Pulling the ends away from each other will misshape the ring and cause it to bend of break easily in the future.

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Add the jump ring to the chain, add the clasp and close. To close the ring gently twist the end back towards each other until they line up.

Add the jump ring to the chain, add the clasp and close. To close the ring gently twist the end back towards each other until they line up.

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Do this on both ends

Do this on both ends

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Begin adding your beads to your jump rings.

Begin adding your beads to your jump rings.

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Hang in your chosen pattern

Hang in your chosen pattern

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Once all the beads or charms are added, try it on!

Once all the beads or charms are added, try it on!

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If it's too long, you can use the wire cutters to cut out two small equal sections from either end. Use the pliers to open a chain link and attach it back together just like the jump rings. Enjoy!

If it's too long, you can use the wire cutters to cut out two small equal sections from either end. Use the pliers to open a chain link and attach it back together just like the jump rings. Enjoy!

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