How to make a beautiful and easy charm bracelet

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Jewelry Making: How to Make Personal Charm Bracelet. 

Here in front of me I have a bracelet already made, ready to have the charms put onto it. Today I have chosen the theme cowboy western theme, so I have a little cowboy hat, a sper, and a star, and a little bit of folls gold to add to it. So what I am going to do is I am going to actually fix each charm onto the chain with the jump rings, so that they cannot move around. They will be stuck to the chain where I place them. 

What I am going to do is I am going to use my jump rings that I have laid here to attach to the bracelet, so I am going to start using my tools in combination with each other to open and shut the jump rings. A common mistake people make is they do no pay attention as they are starting to put the bracelet together. So you really want to think about if you want it symmetrical, which is how I have it laid out here, or maybe you want it all close together. So you really have to think about what you are going to do before you start putting together and how you want it laid out. So in this instance I do want it to be symmetrical, so generally I start at the center of the bracelet and move out if it is going to be symmetrical. 

So I am going to add the charm to the jump ring that I opened up, I am going to find the center of that chain, and attach the jump ring to the chain and use my tool in combination together to close that jump ring. So I have my first charm placed on there. It is important to really pay attention as your adding the charms to the bracelet because you want to make sure if it is going to be symmetrical that it is actually laying in the places that you want. So the closer you have it to it, you can actually visualize and see where that jump ring is going to attach onto there. Sometimes I will even leave the chain on there and try to just get as close as I can without lifting the piece up. So again I am using my tools together to close that jump ring. 

A lot of times with these bracelets you can do a lot of different things. Over here I have lots of fool's gold charms and on the other side I have a lot of different themed type charms. So what is nice is the more materials you have around you, the more options you have to work with. This one is awesome, it is a little more decorative, maybe a little too big. So I think I am going to stick with the charm I had there, but the more you have the more fun you are going to have as well. So again I am using my jump ring to attach the hat, looking at where I am placing that onto the chain, going in and closing it. 

So my goal is to attach these 2 pieces on the same location of the chain on the other side. So again I am going to use my tools in combination of each other to open the jump ring, slide it onto the charm. Find that spot on the chain where I want to attach it. Go and enclose my jump ring. I have one more charm to put on there, it is looking very nice, it is coming together symmetrically. What is nice about having a symmetrical charm bracelet, where the charms are all the way around, is when you are wearing it you can see a charm all throughout the wrist. If they were all clustered down at the bottom, you would only see it in one spot. So sometimes you will not see any of the charms. So then I have a nice little western themed fools gold bracelet.

Author Geobeats.
Publisher Golden-charms.com 
One of the largest online retailer of 14K Yellow & White Gold Charms.

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