Tutorial: How to create your own multi-charm necklace

Cool, classic stars always make an eye catching motif to incorporate into your jewellery making, and with our great range of laser cut acrylic charms, which of course includes a super sparkly glitter finish, you really can create designs which dazzle.

Below we show you how to create your own cosmic showstoppers!

Making the Necklace

1. Peel the protective film from each side of the acrylic star charms.
 


 

2. Place one of our silver plated ready-made chunky cable chains on a flat surface, then lay one of the largest star charms on the centre.

3. Begin determining the composition of the rest of the necklace by positioning charms on the chain to the left and right of the central star. Mix together and overlap the different shapes and colours of star charms to ensure the finished necklace has lots of variety, but try to ensure they reach up to an approximately equal point on both sides of the chain, to help the necklace hang well.
 


 

4. Once you’re happy with the composition of the necklace, secure each of the star charms to the chain using 8mm silver plated jump rings. For more information on the process, please see our tutorial on opening and closing jump rings. When attaching the star charms, try to keep the links of the chain flat and facing in the same direction rather than twisted.
 


 

5. After all the stars have been attached, hold the necklace up to check how well it hangs. If you feel the position of any of the star charms requires a little adjustment, simply open the jump rings to slip them off, then reattach to the new location on the chain.
 


 

Making the Bracelet

1. Peel the protective film from each side of the acrylic star charms.
 

2. Cut a piece of silver plated thick curb chain to the desired length of the finished bracelet. You can do this either by using a pair of wire cutters, or as demonstrated in our photograph, by opening one of the links of the chain using two pairs of flat nosed pliers.


 

3. Lay the piece of chain on a flat surface, then arrange a selection of star charms along the length of it. Be sure to mix together the different sizes and colours of star charms, to ensure the finished bracelet has lots of variety.
 


 

4. Once you’re happy with the composition of the bracelet, secure each of the star charms to the chain using 8mm silver plated jump rings. For more information on this process, please see our tutorial on opening and closing jump rings. When attaching the star charms, try to keep the links of the chain flat and facing in the same direction rather than twisted, as this will help the finished bracelet to hang well.
 


 

5. Once all the star charms have been attached, secure a silver plated lobster clasp and another jump ring to the ends of the chain to finish.

Don’t forget, we can also supply acrylic star charms in other colours and sizes when you order a minimum of just £10 per colour. With such a great range of options available, the sky really is the limit!