Charm Bracelet eCourse

Charm Bracelet eCourseI love bracelets…especially for the warmer weather.  We’re wearing short sleeves and sleeves tops and that leaves your wrists free to show off your creativity!

Charm Bracelets are maybe my favorite kind of jewelry to make and wear.  You can get so creative with them.  You can do big and chunky or more dainty and elegant.  You can make them colorful with tons of bead dangles or add personal charms that tell about your personality.  You can even make your photos into charms so you can be reminded of your kids, loved ones, pet, favorite vacation or your favorite places or things any time!

Charm BraceletIn the Charm Bracelet eCourse you’ll learn how to make your own charm bracelet, from the chain up.  I’ll teach you to make your own chain, your own head pins, bead dangles, photo charms and wire charms.  Plus you’ll learn to make your own clasp.  It’s really making a charm bracelet from scratch.

Charm BraceletI’ll show you how to incorporate charms you get as souvenirs (or make your own souvenir charms) into your bracelet.  You don’t have to make every element if you don’t want to.  Use chain from a store or a cool clasp.  But if you want to, the sky is the limit!

Rock Charm BraceletThe eCourse starts on May 12, 2014 and you’ll get 4 weeks of lessons starting on that date.  (Now start anytime!!)  It consists of video lessons hosted on a private webpage along with downloadable/printable PDFs.  You’ll have lifetime access to the eCourse!

Charm BraceletsDuring the eCourse you’ll have priority email access to me.  That means that I’ll answer any questions you have before I do anything else!  (And usually that means pretty much immediately depending what time of day it is.)

Click here for more details and to get signed up!

Any questions, you can let me know by contacting me through my contact form.

Happy Halloween from Emerging Creatively Tutorials

Halloween Charm BraceletHappy Halloween from Emerging Creatively Tutorials!

In honor of Halloween (which is one of my favorite holidays!) I made this charm bracelet.

Halloween Charm BraceletIt includes details such as a coffin charm, a bat charm, a haunted house, skull and crossbones, skull beads and even a skull clasp.

Halloween Charm BraceletWant to make your own?  Here’s where I got everything:

Charm Bracelet Tutorial – Emerging Creatively Tutorials

Skull beads – Happy Mango Beads

Pewter Halloween charms and clasp – Chubby Chico Charms

Chain and jump rings – Fire Mountain Gems

Black beads – vintage necklace from a thrift store

Halloween Charm BraceletI made knotted head pins for this bracelet.  Here’s a link to a video tutorial I just did.  In the video I use 20 gauge wire, but for this bracelet I used 22 gauge and it is so much easier!

Have a Happy and Safe Halloween!

. . . and if you want to learn how to make a charm bracelet (for any occasion!), click here for my Charm Bracelet eCourse.

Wire Wrapping for Beginners Day 13: Charm Bracelets

Charm Bracelet TutorialThis month I’m working my way though my own book, Wire Wrapping For Beginners, and making 1 project per day.  I wanted to show you different examples of the projects while making myself some new jewelry!

Today is Day 13 and the project is the Charm Bracelet.

Charm BraceletThere are so many ways to customize this bracelet.  I used spiral headpins and these African Christmas beads that I love and I’m using for everything lately!

Charm BraceletIf you want to create along with me, grab the Wire Wrapping For Beginners book.  (You can purchase and instantly download the e-version or get the print version shipped to you!)

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Flower Bracelet Tutorial

Flower Bracelet TutorialI think we’ve all been guilty of this at sometime or another.  Buy a bunch of supplies we think are pretty.  Put them away.  Forget about them.

That happened to me with these pretty Lucite flowers.  I got a whole big bag of them.  I put them in one of my organized bins and I forgot about them.  Occasionally I would come across them, but never at a time I was really to make something with them.

Then yesterday I saw them and knew they were a perfect rainy day project.  (I know we need rain, I just prefer sunny, happy days!)  They brightened up my day, and I hope this project will brighten up yours!

Here’s how to make a Flower Bracelet:

Flower Bracelet TutorialMaterials and Tools:

  • Lucite flowers.  You’ll need about 50 total (to make 25 stacked flowers).  You may want to make some with three flowers, so I’d say 50+
  • Beads for the centers of the flowers, 25
  • Headpins, 25
  • Chain (the size of your wrist)
  • Clasp.  (Mine is from Happy Mango Beads)
  • Round nose pliers
  • Chain nose pliers
  • Bent nose pliers
  • Wire cutters

(Sorry, since posting this tutorial my extra Lucite flowers have sold you.  You can find them by searching on Etsy or eBay.)

Step #1

How to Make a Flower BraceletDesign your flowers.  I find that 2 or 3 of the flowers plus a bead is about perfect.  You’ll slide the bead on the head pin first, then your smallest flower and then the largest flower.

How to Make a Flower BraceletStep #2

How to Make a Flower BraceletHow to Make a Flower BraceletHow to Make a Flower BraceletHow to Make a Flower BraceletHold the head pin in your round nose pliers.  Start a wire wrap loop.  Wrap the end of the head pin around the round nose pliers and form a loop.

The loop will be off center, so straighten it.

Hint:  When I got into the groove of making these, this is how I did it.  I would form the loop and even start to wrap ever so slightly while straightening the loop and then put the loop open so it will easily slide on the chain.

Step #3

How to Make a Flower BraceletSlide the chain into the loop.

Step #4

How to Make a Flower BraceletHold the loop in chain nose pliers and then complete the wrapped loop by wrapping the wire around.

Trim off any excess and make sure the wire isn’t poking out.

How to Make a Flower BraceletHow to Make a Flower BraceletStep #5

How to Make a Flower BraceletContinue adding the flowers to the chain.

You can decide how many you would like to add.  I found that adding a flower on every other link is perfect for a full looking bracelet.  Don’t put them on every link unless your links are large.  I did that and it was overkill.  It makes the bracelet too bulky.  I thought it would be good, but I ended up removing every other flower.

Step #6

How to Make a Flower BraceletUsing jump rings add the clasp.

Need help opening and closing jump rings?  Check out this video.

Step #7

Flower Bracelet TutorialEnjoy your new bracelet!

Flower Bracelet TutorialFlower Bracelet TutorialFlower Bracelet TutorialFlower Bracelet TutorialI have more of these Lucite flowers than I will ever use, so I have listed four packs of them on etsy if you’re interested in making this bracelet.  Each pack has more than enough flowers to make this bracelet plus earrings, too!  Click here to see the packs.  sorry sold out!

Lucite FlowersWant to know more about making wrapped loops and other basic wire wrapping skills/jewelry making skills while making awesome projects?  Check out my Wire Wrapping for Beginners book!

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