Today I will show you how easy it is to make beaded, stretchy bracelets with charms.
Valentine’s Day, Mother’s Day, or Christmas are all perfect times to honor all the exceptional women dear to you with custom-made gifts.
Remember sisters, aunts, cousins, and friends. Show someone you love and appreciate them. ❤️
If you would prefer to BUY custom or personalized bracelets, see Bracelet Ideas for Women.
Ideas for DIY Personalized Beaded Bracelets
Today’s project is designed to make someone feel extra special because it will be customized just for them.
Choose their favorite colors and style, and add a personalized charm, words, an initial, and/or names that they hold dear.
This is a really easy project! The hardest part is narrowing down selections.
There are so many options and an abundance of beautiful beads available to design and build the perfect jewelry keepsake! Let’s do this.
Letter Bead Bracelets
Below are ideas for custom additions to include in your beaded designs.
Children or Family Names or Initials
Their children’s names
Any grown child’s family names
The initial for each family member
Inspirational Words, Short Quotes, or Mantras
Spiritual ie: my faith is bigger than my fear
A Personal Challenge ie: be brave and bloom
Inspiration ie: be the light
I am statements ie: I am powerful
Consider making a bracelet incorporating charms that signify important people, beliefs, dates, hobbies, interests, or careers/jobs.
A Birthstone for each child or grandchild
Religious or Spiritual ie: cross or heart
Interest or Hobby ie: gardening
Favorite Brands ie: Chanel logo
Supplies for Elastic Bracelets
These are the materials you will need to make stretchy bracelets.
Scroll down further for bead and charm ideas and where to buy information. You can purchase beads individually or in a kit.
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Where to Buy Beads and Charms
I made bracelet designs using charms from Etsy, JoAnn, and Hobby Lobby.
You will find a complete section of DIY bracelet materials for friendship bracelets, Morse code bracelets, leather, chain, rope, and wrap bracelet ideas.
Besides beads and charms, these retailers have everything you need for DIY projects and jewelry, including findings, elastic stretch cords, waxed thread string, leather cords, and embroidery floss.
Below are links if you are interested in purchasing any of the beads in today’s project examples.
I have separated into the exact product matches and similar products when I could not find the exact product availability.
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Pink Stack of Bracelet Supplies
Exact Product Used:
Mother of Pearl Letter Beads
Blue Stack of Bracelet Materials
Here are more ideas for fun charms to add to your bracelet!
How to Make Beaded Bracelets
Below are two great bracelet tutorials to walk you through the stringing process.
Elastic & Stretch Cord Bracelet Basics
How to Reinforce an Elastic Beaded Bracelet
Make My Own Bracelets
Create different style bracelets with additional design guidance and systems.
Possibilities include DIY Bracelet Kits from Etsy, custom silicone wristbands, rubber bracelets, charm bracelets, or dressier varieties, such as BaubleBar or Alex and Ani.
I hope you enjoy these DIY ideas and make personalized beaded bracelets for yourself and for gifts! The possibilities are endless. 😍
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