Great Gifts - Charm Jean Jewelry
With a few minutes work, you can add a little sparkle to your jeans.
Latch on to a hot trend that's perfect for back to school. You can make these jean trinkets from either broken pieces of vintage jewelry, or you can create all-news items from chain, charms, and beads.
You will need:
At least five inch length chain
2 needle nose pliers
8-10mm Jump Rings
Charms, Beads, and anything else you want to add.
Creating Your Jean Jewelry Chain
Step 1: Clasp Lobster claw into the center of the bracelet.
Step 2: Using needle nose pliers, open link next to where the lobster claw clasp is.
Step 3: Connect link to opposite side of the mini circle your creates in step 2.
Step 4: Attach your charms and beads along the dangling chain.
Some great examples of the types of charm jean jewelry are:
A) For a fabulous Brighton Inspired Jean Jewelry, we used a 7" chain bracelet. We added some depth with red fire polished glass Czech beads. You can make this in red for a bit more pizzazz or keep it subtle. Heart charms also come in other colors. You could even mix and match.
We attached the beads with an eye pin and then let the charms dangle from the end. Another alternative would be to attach beads with head pins almost as a separate charm.
B) Cheer Jean Jewelry
You can use any grouping of charms, chains, or beading cord to make jean jewelry. Use your local High School's Panthers as inspiration. From graduating class year, to a large Initial letter Charm to keep it personal, this is great for any sports fan.
You could also personalize this with your specific sports, basketball, volleyball, football, tennis, baseball, softball, or soccer.
C) Sports Moms Jean Jewelry
Sports moms now can show their team spirit with this great charm accessory. You can mix and match sports, and team colors.
Find charms that are enameled with color. Some team colors available, like red, orange, yellow, teal, maroon, black, silver, white, blue, purple, and green.
D) Show Your Patriotic Side! - You can use Flags, Firecrackers, hearts, stars, and patriotic ribbons charms. Especially great if you add red, white(clear), and blue beads.
E) Christian Charm Jewelry
Here is just a sampling of our religious charms. Choose from a variety of phrases such as, "Faith", "Hope", "Peace", "Inspire", "Believe", and "Love".
You could also do Judaica Charm Jean Jewelry or just Angel Charms.
F) Little Princess Jewelry
Jazz Up your little angel's outfit with a small and simple charm jewelry. Here we have selected a ballet charm, butterfly charm, and pink hearts.
Other Ideas are: Flower Charms, Puppy Dog or Kitty Cat Charms, Angel Charms, Flip Flops, Music Charms, Sea Side, Diva, Mascot, Gambling, Beauty, and Holiday.
G) Breast Cancer Awareness
Raise Awareness with our Awareness Ribbon Charms. Personalize your Jean Jewelry for your Cause with one of our ribbon charms.
You can also find Ribbon Charm that come in the following colors: Red, Yellow, Green, Blue, Teal, Purple, White, Pink, and Silver. Another option is to use silver ribbon charms and then add colored beads.
About the Author: Jane Hardenbergh is owner of Delight - Wholesale Jazz-Ups, Charms, & Embellishments. View pictures of made up Jean Jewelry at http://www.jazzups.com/index.asp?PageAction=Custom&ID=31
You can also find more jewelry ideas at http://www.JazzUps.com