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5 Ways To Use Charms For Jewellery Making

Charms are so fun and add personality to your handmade jewellery designs. Find 5 easy ways you can use them to create colourful and creative designs below. 

At Kernowcraft, we supply a large selection of high quality, sterling silver and vermeil gold charms for creating charm bracelets, pendants and earrings - so what are you waiting for - get making!

1. Make A Necklace

Charms work great as statement necklaces. With so many fun charms to choose from, it can be a great way to choose a personalised charm for yourself or a friend.

Simply attach a jump ring (this is important to ensure your necklace sits nicely) to the charm and attach to your favourite chain.

This featured peacock feather charm has a setting for your favourite faceted stone, so you can add some sparkle to your design!

2. Create A Charm Bracelet

Use your favourite charms to create a bracelet full of fun and interesting charms. If you're using a chain, you'll need the appropriate sized jump rings to attach the charms.

In this design we've used our paua charms which have beautiful iridescent of turquoise, green, blue, purple and pink patterns which shimmer across these natural shells. This stretch bracelet has jump rings already on it, so it couldn't be easier to attach your favourite charms for an instant design!

3. Slide Onto Earring Hoops

This is one design you can make in seconds! Many of our charms are suitable for simply sliding onto our sterling silver earring hoops (24mm diameter) for a quick and easy make.

4. Use As A Bail

If you have a charm with a flat back, you can use it as a bail! Simply roughen up the back with sandpaper, apply glue (we recommend Devcon 5 Minute Epoxy glue) and stick to your chosen cabochon or piece of sea glass. If the charm doesn't sit properly, you can always bend it (or use a hammer to alter the shape) to fit around your chosen piece.

Here we have used our thunderbird charm and glued it onto a piece of sea glass to create a pretty necklace.

5. Combine With Gemstones

Charms are great for combining with gemstone beads! In this design, we've used our leaf charms alongside peridot rondelle beads to create pretty spring inspired earring drops. Watch the video below to see how to make it!

Make Your Own Charm Earrings...

We'd love to see your handmade earrings! Share your designs on social media, tag @kernowcraft and use #kernowcraft for a chance to feature!