How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Stretchy Bracelet with Charms Tutorial

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Dangles and Charms

Earlier this week, I posted a tutorial on how to make a stretchy  bracelet.  Today I’ll show you how to really express yourself with some creative charms.

Tools and Materials:

Stretchy Bracelet with Charms Tutorial

  • You’ll need the Stretchy Bracelet you made a couple days ago.
  • Beads to match your bracelet.
  • Charms
  • Headpins
  • Jump rings (I used 7 mm)
  • Round nose pliers
  • 2 pairs of needle nose, chain nose or bent nose pliers (or a combination)

Step #1

Stretchy Bracelet with Charms Tutorial

Use my Stretchy Bracelet Tutorial to make a stretchy bracelet.

Step #2

How to Make a Stretch Bracelet with Charms

Make bead dangles.  You can watch the video here to see how to make a dangle, too.

Slide a bead onto a headpin.  I almost always use 2″ headpins.

Step #3

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Grasp the head pin with your round nose pliers.  Wrap around one barrel of the pliers and around the wire once.

Step #4

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Pull the dangle off the pliers and straighten the loop so it’s directly over the bead in the center.

Step #5

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Hold the dangle with one pair of pliers.  Use another pair to wrap the wire around, going in the same direction of your first wrap.

Keep the wraps tight, straight and close together.

Step #6

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Open a jump ring.  Opening a jump ring might be different than you think.  Grasp the jump ring on either side of the opening with 2 pairs of pliers (one pair on each side.)

Push one pair forward while pulling one pair back.  Keep the circle intact, just open it.

Step #7

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Place a bead dangle on the open jump ring and then place in between 2 beads on the stretchy bracelet.

Step #8

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Close the jump ring.  To do this, just do the opposite of opening a jump ring.  Go past the point of closing a couple of times and then click it into place.  You may even hear or feel a click.

Step #9

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

Continue adding bead dangles and charms until you’re satisfied.

For the charms, I used 2 jump rings for each charm.

How to Make a Stretchy Bracelet with Charms

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