With Valentine’s Day fast approaching, I decided it was time to start putting together little gifts for Gabrielle and Emanuelle. They have asked me on several occasions for charm necklaces (they already have charm bracelets). So yesterday I headed out to purchase supplies to make some for them. And this is how the necklaces turned out:
I made two identical charms necklaces for $3 each!! I picked up the supplies at my local Walmart. The chain was $4 (enough to make 4 necklaces!) and it came with the necessary supplies to put it together. I also picked up two key-chain charms for $1.97 each (why buy everything separately when it’s cheaper to buy those?).
To start off I used flat nose pliers to remove the jump-ring that attaches the lobster clasp to the key-chain charm.
Next I fixed the charms to my liking. I used flat nose pliers to remove the blue bead. I replaced the blue bead with a pink one (it is for Valentine’s Day after-all). With the help of the flat nose pliers and round nose pliers, I looped the wire back onto the key. (I did not add anything else to the charm because I liked it as is, but you can easily add more beads if you wish.)
I used wire cutters to cut the chain the length that I wanted. Once that was done, I used flat nose pliers to add the jump-rings and lobster clasp onto the ends of the chain.
And finally, I added a jump-ring to the charms so that I could attach it to the chain.
And voilà, ….
$3 DIY Charm Necklace
So, what do you think? Pretty easy and very cute right? I’m quite happy that it’s inexpensive and I don’t have to worry about the girls losing them. I love buying them jewelry, but I’m always paranoid of them losing the jewelry somewhere…
Hope you are having a BEAUTIFUL day!
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