Charm bracelets have become very popular in recent years and most people choose to make their own. The reason for this is that is that it allows them to be creative and make a bracelet that is exclusively their. With the increased availability of bracelet charms and beads these days there are a lot more options than there used to be.
The first thing that you are going to have to do if you are going to make a charm bracelet is to choose the beads that you want. You have lots of options here and you really can not go wrong. The best thing that you can do is to go to a website that offers a wide variety of charm beads and pick the ones that you like the best. If you are looking at making the bracelet to commemorate a special event you will likely want to choose bracelet beads that are appropriate to the event. Most people go with glass beads because they are the cheapest option but there are lots of other choices. One tip that you will find useful though is that if you go with large hole beads putting the bracelet together will be much simpler.
Once you have your charm bracelet beads you will find that the best way to get started will be to place a towel on the table and place the charm beads on that. This will save you losing the beads when they start rolling around. Next you are going to need to determine how much wire you need this can be done by measuring your wrist and then adding about two inches.
Once you have all of the materials that you need you are going to have to come up with a design for the bracelet. The easiest way to do this is to just start laying out the charm beads on the towel and moving them around until you get them to look the way that you like. Some people like to draw out their design first and if this works for you then go for it, but most people find that it is easier if they can actually see the beads and charms laid out in front of them.
The first step when it comes time to actually put the bracelet together is to take a toggle piece and wrap one end of the wire around it, make a knot leaving a small tail. At this point you will need to place a crimp bead over the tail and secure it. You will then cut off the tail as close to the crimp bead as you can get. Next you need to place the beads and the charms on the wire in the order that you want them.