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How To Make Handbag Charms

How To Make Handbag Charms

Jazz up your handbag with these fantastic charms! In this step by step guide Jessica Rose, jewellery maker at the London Jewellery School shows you how to make them at home.

You Will Need

  • side cutters
  • chain nose pliers
  • flat nosed pliers
  • round nosed pliers
  • 7 mm jump rings
  • head pins
  • handbag charm clasp
  • beads
  • charms
  • silver plated chain


Open up the jump ring with the chain nose pliers, then thread on the chain and the handbag clasp, and close with the flat nosed pliers.

Attach a charm to the bottom of the chain using a jump ring, and another charm further up the chain.

Thread your beads onto the headpin, ending with one with a small hole so they don't fall off.

Chose a piece of chain you want to link the beads to, thread it through the chain, then grip the end with the round nosed pliers and wrap the end of the headpin round to secure it.

Cut any excess wire with the side cutters, then gently squeeze the sharp end with the chain nose pliers.