How to Embellish an Expandable Charm Bangle Bracelet

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Designer: Julie Bean
In this video see how to quickly and easily embellish an expandable charm bangle bracelet to create a very on-trend look for the season! All the supplies and hundreds of charms are available at This is a quick and easy project with a very fashion forward look. For more, see our product guide: Design Tips for Embellishing Expandable Charm Bangles.
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hi this is Julia beadaholique and I want to show you how to embellish an adjustable bangle bracelet these are very popular right now they are super trendy sium with celebrities wearing them you seem in the fashion magazines this is a bangle bracelet that is adjustable you see how this slides and there's a lot of different possibilities for embellishing it you can put charms on the outer ring on the inside or if you want to you can put on the loops if you're going to put them on the loops I would just recommend just squeezing that loop just a little tighter shut so then you can hang a charm on the loop a lot of different things you can do with these and oftentimes you'll see people wearing them stacked so perhaps there'll be a set like this which is like a yoga inspired set where they're all to a theme and you wear three or more at a time but you don't have to keep them to a theme they actually look really good mixed metals combined together and just different ones combined on your wrist and that's really the way to wear them but you can wear them singularly as well and I have a couple different examples here to show you the variety of things you can do with them here this is real simple it just has a single charm on it and that's very nice and elegant and you could pair that with this as well you could also pair it with other ones then here we have a sports themed one this is great as your if you're making a gift you can really personalize it I actually pulled out some other charms here just to give you an idea for personalization mom if you can do that for this one here or 10k for a marathon a little athletic shoe for someone who loves to run perhaps a sailboat for someone who loves to sail we have hundreds of charms on that would really let you personalize these it's a fun sports themed one one thing I do want you to keep in mind though is you are going to want to always make sure you have the flexibility of that interior movement so don't pack this so full it can't then do what it's meant to do which is to be adjustable I have this one here I wanted to show you just kind of a fun themed one of the bird and arrow a nice bright red Swarovski crystal here's a Paris themed one the Eiffel Tower of course and the Wii symbol re showed you the yoga set and then I even have like a jingle bell holiday Christmas one with snowflakes and some jingle bells which are fun so I do want to show you how you'd put one of these together so I'm going to embellish this one with the letter K an initial charm our designer Karlin actually came up with this design and her name starts with K I think that this should be hers so first off I'm going to start by setting a Rivoli into a tierracast setting so this is a Swarovski crystal it's very vibrant and you can see I just turned my cap over punctured the top seal of my e6000 glue and now I'm just going to squeeze a little bit into that well it does not take much this glue is incredibly strong these are not hard to make this is some of the quickest and easiest jewelry you'll find which again is why is a really good gift item but it's fun it's fun it's very on-trend very fashion-forward and is quite fun to make and to choose your different beads so next I'm going to make a few little baubles I have a pair of wire looping pliers instead of round nose pliers definitely you can make loops with round nose pliers but I love these wire looping pliers because they do some of the work for me I'm sure you've seen them in my other videos so I am going to actually make a simple wrapped wire loop in this case I could have made a simple loop if you're going to do that just make sure your loop is big enough to get around the wire part of the bracelet I do that with my other baubles as well these are Swarovski crystal faux pearls which are lovely I remember when I was growing up my grandma gave me a charm bracelet and she would always give me a new charm on every holiday or birthday or you know special occasion and that was so special to me and I feel like these bangle bracelets are kind of the modern equivalent of that and it's nice if you do have someone in your life who you might want to you know start a tradition with you can either give them a new bangle with decorations for each special occasion or give them a you know a blank one to start with maybe just a charm or two and add to it as you go along but I still have that charm bracelet and I think that's a nice thing to do see I made that loop a little bit different I grabbed it with my pliers which is a good way of doing it to clean up my loops as I go now I've got everything ready to attach normally I'd let that dry for you know an hour to before I progress to the next step but for the purpose of the video I want to keep going so now I'm going to take a pair of chain nose pliers on each side of the open jump ring and just twist the jump ring open now remember you can put these wherever you want I'm going to put most of my baubles on this bottom adjustable bar don't be afraid to mix metals with these I actually really think it's quite striking when you do put silver and gold together I have an example of that here on this Christmas one I think that's really pretty now one thing you can do too is you don't have to just do one jump ring per bobble attaching it you can go ahead and take the bobble and the charm put them on the same jump ring and then attach that and they're going to attach this to the outside close it back up so now I've got some of the charms that move around and some that are fixed in the middle that is what the finished piece looks like so you can find all of these products and more along with a lot of project ideas and other videos relating to these at you

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