Overview of Charms

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Designer: Julie Bean
Skill Level: Any Level
Charms are a great way to personalize a jewelry design, whether using them as focal pieces or as accents. Beadaholique offers hundreds of charms to choose from in all different styles, sizes, and finishes. This video showcases a small sampling of Beadaholique's collection, and at the end of the video, you can see how quick and easy it is to make a pair of charm earrings.
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Hi, this is Julie with beadaholique.com for adding a personal touch to your jewelry designs whether using them as focal Zoar accents so let me start by first showing you some of the seasonal holiday charms we carry you can see we've got Halloween and Christmas represented here we do have other holidays as well you also see there's quite a variety just in these five charms in terms of finish as well as some are enameled and some are not so you'll find that as well with all of our charms on the beadaholique website a lot of variety we have food charms cute little cupcake and ice cream cone star and nautical charms what I like about these examples right here is you can see that there's quite a range in terms of the scale also some are double-sided and some are single sided we have nature and flower charms locks and keys which are really fun to work with awareness charms Cowboy & Western fashion crowns clocks peace symbols fleur de lys and again we have many more of each of these styles on the website we have a lot of cultural and spiritual charms you can see here we've got across the ohm symbol The Tree of Life and many more we have animal charms a lot of fun charms in this category like the bird the antler a paw print once I say I love my cat so a lot to choose from here as well a great way of adding a personal touch if you're giving a charm project as a gift is to pick out a hobby or vocational charm to go with your jewelry design so we've got a music note scissors sports so that's a really nice tip for adding a really personal touch we also have message charms like you see here say create dream inspire little sis family charms like the little boy and girl right here initial charms great for adding that really personal touch if you're making a gift item these will be under the alphabet charm section of the website hearts we have dia de las manos as well as some fantasy and magic charms as you see in this example here that have been paired with some beads so I have a lot of project examples here are bracelets and a necklace but I want to show you how to quickly and easily create a pair of earrings using a charm so I'm picking this charm here and I have a second identical one and then all you'll need are two earring hooks and a pair of chain nose pliers now we're just going to open the loop at the base of the earring hook the same way we'd open a jump ring slip on the loop at the top of the charm and close that loop back up we're going to repeat with the other charm an earring hook again just opening that loop slipping on the charm and closing the loop and as you can see it took me less than 30 seconds to make a really pretty pair of earrings so and that's one idea for a jewelry project and you want to quickly show you the other samples I do have on the table here I have a shark tooth necklace that is hung from a premade necklace chain again really quick and easy to do here's a feather charm hung from stretch bracelets here we just created a bracelet using some really heavy chain and a lobster clasp and hung a crown charm from it here's a round braided cork bracelet with two charms attached and then over here I've got an expandable charm bangle with these really fun charms mixed with beads hanging from it and then finally I have a more traditional charm bracelet design so as you can see there's a lot you can do with charms they're really fun to work with please check out the beadaholique website with our entire collection of charms to choose from you

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