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Jul 10, 2010

Tutorial by Tanya - Make a Dangling Charm

The tools you will need to make your dangling charm are a good pair of beading pliers, tweezers, jump rings, any form of clasp (mine being a lobster clasp), beads, charms and some form of necklace chain.

The first thing to do is attach your necklace chain to a larger jump ring, doing so with different lengths of chain. You can add a little or a lot, the choice is up to you. I chose 4 chain lengths.

Next you take your beads and thread them through your smaller jump rings, finishing them off by attaching them to the necklace chain and closing them with the beading pliers. I find it easier to hold the jump rings with my tweezers and then use the pliers in my other hand to squeeze the jump ring shut.

Continue adding beads and charms to your necklace chain. Once you are satisfied with the look, add the clasp onto the larger jump ring that the necklace chain was originally attached to.

I used a loopy brad on the card and then attached the dangling charm to it. This way if the person receiving the card wants to remove the charm they can do so. They look awfully pretty on cell phones!

Et Voila, you have your very own, handmade dangling charm that adds a nice dimension to your card. I hope you enjoyed this tutorial ladies! Have a wonderful Saturday.


scrapaddict said...

That is so cool, thanks for the tutorial, its very easy to follow, I am going to try this once the kids are in bed LOL.

Cheryl said...

oh sweetie that is one fab tutorial,I love charms,but never thought of doing,3 or 4 different,lengths,bless you hun,hugs cheryl xxxxx

Adrina said...

What a beautiful charm and what a great tutorial!!!!

A Cards Delight said...

Really cute card and TFS the tutorial! 3 lengths is a great idea!

Cassie_lu said...

what a really neat tutorial and great gift idea for a pre-teen/teen

KanataNewf said...

I've always wondered where you got your lovely charms you use on your beautiful cards - now I know! One of a kind creations!

Davi said...

Tanya, Fabulous job on the charm tutorial and I love the card you put them on!! GREAT JOB!!

Risa said...

Wow...Your tutorial is fabulous Tanya! I love your charm and your crystal clear instructions! Thanks for sharing and inspiring us!

MissBFashion said...


I love the card and the tutorial!


Beautiful Greetings said...

Wonderful tutorial! Your charm is just gorgeous and so inspiring. Thanks Tanya!

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