How to Make a Simple DIY Charm Bracelet with Chain

Charm bracelets are always in style! This type of charm bracelet is perfect for beginner jewelry makers. The only thing you need to know is how to do is open and close a jump ring with chain nose pliers and cut chain. 

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How to Make a Simple DIY Charm Bracelet with Chain

This week on Free Spirit Beading with Kristen Fagan, I make a simple charm bracelet with some leftover chain, connectors, jump rings and a toggle clasp. Learn how to make a basic DIY charm bracelet with this tutorial. 


Assorted Charms


Jump Rings



Chain Nose Pliers

Flat Nose Pliers


Your handmade charm bracelet can be as complicated or as simple as you like. You can create your own charms, make the bracelet with chain, beads, partially beaded, bangles and more!

The charms I used are from years of collecting, I cannot pin point exactly where they are from, but many are charms made by TierraCast. You can find charms based on a theme or choose charms that personalize the bracelet for the person you are making the bracelet for.   

Each month we collaborate with Jesse James Beads to provide us with Soft Flex exclusive bead strands and mixes. These are limited quantity beads that can only be found at The sweet little tassels are from some of those mixes!

If you like this idea, you may like these other charm jewelry project ideas:

Use Soft Flex® Craft Wire To Add TierraCast Charms To A Bracelet Form

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Kristen Fagan is the Website Graphic Designer and a Jewelry Making Educator for Soft Flex® Company. She is the co-author of Seed Bead Revolution, an artist and creativity guide. She currently lives in Arizona with her husband, their two sons and two dogs. When she's not painting, drawing or beading, she enjoys reading, yoga, exploring the outdoors and traveling. Her favorite stones are Opal, Turquoise, and Quartz and she can't bead without Bead Stoppers. You can email her at or visit her Website | Facebook | Instagram