DIY Charm Bracelet

A few years back I used to do silversmithing and I must admit that I do miss it a bit. Not that I was great at it, but it was a really good excuse to just do something for myself and I love being able to look at something and think ‘I made this.’ With two kids getting out a blow torch just got a bit too tricky so jewellery making became something that was consigned to my past, I’m super excited therefore to be working with Jewellery Maker today to share about their new craft kits including this DIY charm bracelet which are a great way to fit some creative time and jewellery making into your life. What’s more, read on and I’ve got a great offer for you from Jewellery Maker too!

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Jewellery Maker sell a range of kits but I couldn’t resist this cute charm bracelet kit with it’s sweet leaf and owl charms. The box contains full instructions on how to make your bracelet as well as a long chain (about a metre), jump rings, clasps and of course the charms themselves. The only thing it doesn’t contain are pliers which you might want to use. These will of course make the job easier but I checked if I could make the kit without them too and I could cut the chain using kitchen scissors and although pliers will make for an easier job you can manoeuvre the jump rings using your fingers.

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The bracelets themselves were really easy to make and took me about ten minutes to make so they’re perfect if you don’t have hours and hours to spend learning something new. I love to see results quickly so they were perfect for me! You start by cutting the chain to length and adding jump rings and a clasp and then you can add each charm where you want.

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I started with a bracelet just with the leaf charms which looks really effective but one of the suggestions Jewellery Maker make in the instructions is to add a second chain. To do this you need to add a second chain to each of the jump rings at the end and I found it looked best if I made my second chain for my bracelet slightly longer this time.

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I put some of the owl charms onto this second chain, I originally intended to only use a couple but I really liked the chunkier feeling it gave the bracelet so I ended up using five charms on each chain. Even after finishing two chains on this bracelet there was a lot of materials left over so the kit would easily make a couple of charm bracelets – it would be fun to make one for a friend too which would make a great gift or if you have older kids it would be a really nice project to work on together making one for each of you.

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I loved this little craft kit and think the Jewellery Maker craft kits are really well priced so you could easily buy one for yourself guilt free or they’d make a great birthday or Christmas gift for a friend. The kit gave me the perfect excuse to have some me time again now the kids are back in school – something I hope I’ll get the chance to do more of again.

Jewellery Maker offer for Crafts on Sea readers

Jewellery Maker craft kit’s start from £7.95 which I think is a bargain but they’ve got an even better offer for Crafts on Sea readers! Order one of their craft kits before 7th October using the code CRAFTSJM and you can receive a free tool kit and free p+p on your order too!

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13 Comments

  1. 7th September 2017 / 12:58 pm

    That’s a really good looking craft kit and so easy to use too. I like that there are lots of extra bits so you can make a couple extra if you want too.

    • 10th September 2017 / 7:35 am

      Yes, good if you’d like to make some for other people too!

  2. 7th September 2017 / 3:50 pm

    Oh wow, this looks amazing and greatly priced too. I love the idea of creating your own charm bracelet! x

  3. 8th September 2017 / 7:05 am

    I love the little owls, how cute. The finished article looks fabulous

  4. 8th September 2017 / 8:08 am

    I used to work in a jewellers for almost 8 years so I really miss doing stuff like this, I need to start getting back into it x

  5. 8th September 2017 / 9:04 am

    I love charm braclets but I can never have one as I’m allergic to silver! It’s such a cute little craft kit and the owls are so pretty x

  6. 8th September 2017 / 12:54 pm

    Wow! What a fantastic kit and it looks so easy to make. I think this would make a perfect Christmas present for someone and its such a great price too!

  7. 8th September 2017 / 3:28 pm

    This is so pretty, my daughter would definitely love a kit like that for Christmas.

    • 10th September 2017 / 7:35 am

      My daughter rather fancied it too 😉

  8. 8th September 2017 / 5:21 pm

    I love charm bracelets, they’re so personal and unique to the owner. And this kit looks fab for making your own (rather than buying from a store) x

  9. 8th September 2017 / 8:06 pm

    This little craft kit looks fab, I love charm bracelets so I’d be tempted to get this for myself!

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