Who says charm bracelets are no longer in? These timeless pieces of art have become fashionable as of late, with numerous jewelry chains coming up with modern and trendy designs that cater to both young and old women.
The great thing about charm bracelets is that you can mix and match, unlike buying other pieces of jewelry. You have literally thousands of combinations to choose from. Creating custom charm bracelets has never been easier. Read on and find out how you can make one for yourself and ensure that it’s totally unique.
1. Pick the right chain.
Your first order of business is to choose the right chain for your bracelet. Visit a jewelry store near you and look at their collection of chains. They come in a variety of lengths and weights, so be sure to consider these two factors. Aside from the style, also make sure that the openings are spacious enough to accommodate the charms you’ll attach to them. And speaking of charms, keep in mind that the chain should complement the charms you’ll add to it. For this reason, it’s best to have a general idea of how you want your custom bracelet to look like before you buy the pieces.
2. Select your charms.
Many people choose charms that commemorate special moments in their life such as a wedding, graduation and birth of a family member. But you can kick things up a notch and make your bracelet even more extraordinary by building a central theme. You can buy charms that represent your hobbies or interests. You can also make charms for different occasions. For example, decorate your bracelet with charms in the shape of palm trees, seashells and waves and then wear it when you’re going to the beach.
3. Arrange the charms.
When starting out, it’s best to limit the number of charms you attach to the bracelet. Five to ten charms would do to get things started. It’s a prudent move to plan the design of your bracelet before you hook all the charms you purchased. Lay down the chain and the charms on a flat surface. This allows you to move things around until you’re satisfied with the design.
In most cases, charms come with jump rings. You may need to use pliers to pull the two ends apart. You just have to make enough room so you can slip one end onto the opening of the bracelet’s link. Once done, be sure to close the two ends to secure the charms to the bracelet. Repeat this same process for each charm. Soon enough, you’ll have your very own custom charm bracelet which you can add to for years to come.
If you want to make your bracelet even more unique, you can consider engraving your name on it. Some also engrave their favorite quote or a special message if they’re giving the bracelet as a gift. As you might imagine, the sky is the limit when it comes to designing your custom charm bracelets. Visit your local jewelry store and start picking those chains and charms.