<-----See? Very cute kids.
After Gecko Time (play time with the new geckos to get them used to people), we started making the charms.
JJ wanted to pick out charms, too, so he made himself a wallet chain.
Here's how to make your own charm bracelet/wallet chain:
You will need:
small segment of chain
round nosed pliers
wire jewelry pins
tiny odds & ends for charms, such as:
- game pieces
- doll accessories
- quarter machine toys
The best thing about a charm bracelet is that its never truly complete.
You can add or remove the charms at any time because each one has a clasp. When choosing the items you'd like to make into charms, think about what kind of bracelet you'd like to have. The charms can work together for a theme (like the beach, or a hobby you enjoy) or each of your charms could have a special meaning (one charm that reminds you of each state you visited on a trip, or things that bring you good luck). Don't be afraid of combining textures and colors: charm bracelets are meant to have an eclectic feel.
To make the bracelet, attach a clasp to the chain, and then add all the charms!