Hello Oddies! Brianna here with you all today for a fun charm bracelet tutorial. Before I really got into card making and before my 1st son was born, I was really into jewelry making. I sold off most of my supplies but kept some essentials and lucky me, I had everything I need to make this fun bracelet.
To get started, I took the digital stamp I decided to use and brought it into my Silhouette Designer Software to resize it (any software will work for this). My charms are pretty small so I needed to size my image accordingly to fit within.
As you can see from my image, I used Demure (digital stamp). I also created a circle and typed SOG inside, short for Some Odd Girl. I then cut my images out using my Silhouette.
Here are the materials, along with our finished cut out images needed to create our bracelet.
Beading Wire, Charms, Jump Rings, Beading Pliers, Crimp Beads, Beads, Toggle Clasp (or any other desired clasp), Glossy Accents (not pictured) – this is what’s needed to seal our images inside the charms, Markers to color images in.
To start the bracelet, grab your beading wire, clasp & crimp beads. You will run your wire through the opening on the clasp and then slide on a crimp bead bringing over both pieces of wire. Now take your pliers on top of your crimp bead and apply pressure to squish down and secure.
Here is where you will decide on a bead pattern and start stringing your beads. You are going to string the entire thing, the charms will be added after bracelet is complete. After I got the one strand done, I decided to add a second strand. All I had to do was grab another piece of wire and crimp bead and string it through the same opening as I did previously.
To finish your strand, the last bead you will put on is your crimp bead. Then add the second part of your clasp and string wire through opening and back through the crimp bead and apply pressure with pliers (same as you did with the circle part of the toggle).
Lastly you will color in your images; I used my Spectrum Noirs. Set your finished colored images inside of the charms and add glossy accents over top to seal them. I decided I wanted my main, Demure (digital Stamp) charm dead center. I just attached the charms in their desired location using my jump rings.
My term as an Odd Girl will be over at the end of this month :'(
I will now have a piece of remembrance to wear, wherever I go.
Thank you all for stopping by and I hope you’ve enjoyed!