Friday, 14 June 2013

Flower Fairy Free Jewellery Project - Charm Bracelet

Ahoy there!

How are you lovely people?

Time for the next Flower Fairy tutorial.  Inspired by the arrival of Summer and lovely flowers plus the delightful bronze findings from the Mad Cow Bead Barn.

These are my flower fairies. They are easy to make requiring only a few basic tools and are fabulous fun for a whimsical grown up or prancing fairy child!

Continuing our tutorials - today a Charm Bracelet!

You will need

1 Pair Chain Nose Pliers
1 Pair Round Nose Pliers

1 Bronze Tone Antique Charm Bracelet
8 Bronze Tone Jumprings
8 Bronze Tone Head Pins

5 Bronze Tone Butterfly Wing Beads
8 10mm Frosted Lucite Bellflower Beads
20 4mm Glass Beads

In terms of skills you will simply need to know how to turn and wrap a headpin loop and to open and close jumprings. A fun easy project for a summer's day!

 1) Gather your supplies! ( is rather helpful for this!)

2) Assemble your fairy by simply stringing beads onto your head pins. I chose a lilac and green colour scheme to compliment the bronze. You can use whatever colours take your fancy!

 3) Hold the eyepin with your chain nose pliers and push the end over to create a right angle.

 4) Swap the chain nose for round nose pliers and finish forming the loop, using your swan nose pliars to pull the headpin tight and close the loop neatly.

 5) Shazaam! and just like that you have your first Flower Fairy Charm!

The next step is to make him/her some friends - in this instance  I made five for a balanced bracelet.

6) Also, you need to make three more charms - don't be afraid to experiment with your composition :)

7) I like to layout my charms before attaching them to the charm bracelet. This lets me play with the design.

8) The final stage is to attach your charms with jumprings and your bracelet is finished.

For a busier look you could add lots more fairies or even mix and match the colours.

 All of the supplies used here are from and we would love to see your flower fairy makes on our facebook page so please share your makes with us!

The next flower fairy make is a bag charm - coming very soon!

Thanks for reading


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