Hi everyone! We hope you are having a wonderful Summer so far! Today, we are sharing a sweet and personalized piece of jewelry… a silhouette charm craft bracelet! We love the classic look of silhouettes and thought it would be fun to make one into a charm for a bracelet. Let’s get to work!
- Styled by Tori Spelling Bracelet Builders (I used Mixed Silver, Mesh, and Turquoise Beads)
- Round Crystal Drop Charms
- 10 mm Silver Aluminum Jump Rings
- Basic Jewelry Tool Set: Pliers
- Mod Podge
- Silhouette Print Out
Step One: Making the Silhouette. I followed Positively Splendid’s tutorial for making a silhouette in Photoshop elements, but you may already know how. You can also use a sticker, fabric, scrapbook paper, or anything else small enough to fit within the crystal drop. I love how the silhouette turned out, though. Once you print it, trace around the crystal drop and cut it out, inside the line a bit. Once this is complete, use Mod Podge to adhere the picture to the back of the clear crystal drop. Let it dry completely.
Step Two: Take the turquoise bead bracelet and the plain silver chain bracelet and clamp them together around your wrist. You will want the chain to hang loose. At this point, make sure that the bracelet is easy to slip on and off.
Step Three: Use your jewelry pliers to remove any excess links from the bracelet combination. Just loosen up a link and pull it off gently.
Step Four: Finally, adhere the drop charm to the bracelet with your jewelry pliers and jump ring. Now you have a beautiful and personalized craft bracelet. If you have more than one kiddo, add another silhouette charm to the mix. This would be great for the grandchildren, too!
Take care and Happy Crafting!