Making A Charm Bracelet
Recently my two young daughters and I had a bit of time on our hands and decided to try a new activity. We decided to make a charm bracelet. We went shopping on Amazon to purchase all that we’d need and then some. I must admit that we purchased a little bit more than we needed but it all looked so fun and who could blame us for getting excited about spending time together doing a special project.
Charm bracelets are a favorite of mine which I’m trying to get my daughters involved in. I’ve given them each a very special charm bracelet which I give them charms as gifts for special events, holidays, and whatnot.
There are so many charm bracelets that you can make so we’re really starting off this crafting session with the sky being the limit.
One idea which my daughter had was to take a piece of thin rope or cord (you could use thick yarn in a pinch) and to begin with tying a knot at the end of the rope or cord (leaving enough room to tie the ends together when you’ve finished with your project), string your chosen charm onto the material you’ve decided to work with, tie another knot, and continue on with this until you’ve strung your last charm on the bracelet, and then tie it off. I went ahead and ordered this bead storage box to sort all of our awesome beads and charms. It came with a bunch of beads which was just what we needed so it was a perfect addition to all of our tools and jewelry making materials.
Another idea which they came up with was using their jewelry making kit to make charm bracelets for their friends. I love this kit because it teaches them basic jewelry making techniques which not only produces really cute bracelets but also gives them the confidence they need to go on and make more detailed and complicated jewery pieces in the future.
These are just a few of the charms I used to make our bracelets. There are literally hundreds of charms out there so go out there and find them and most of all enjoy making your very own charm bracelet.
I would love to hear about your experiences making charm bracelets with your children in the comments below.