DIY: Adjustable Tassel Charm Bracelet

Summertime calls for jewelry styles that put one at ease. This bracelet design features string-on clasps to keep the design simple and bracelet size adjustable while the snake chain base allows the beads fluid movement during wear.

Stringing the beaded design

Step 1: String your desired design onto the snake chain reserving two of the charms for the finishing tassels. Ideally the design length should equal the exact measurement of one’s wrist. (Example: If your wrist measures 6 inches you should string 6 inches of beads.)

Feeding the clasp through the chains

Step 2: Feed one end of the snake chain into the String-on clasp. Feed the other end of the chain through the opposite side of the clasp. The fit should be snug. It is helpful to slowly rotate the clasp between your fingers while coaxing the second side of the chain through the silicone fitting of the clasp.

Determining tassel length and securing chain ends

Step 3: Before securing the cord end onto the chain determine the desired length of the finale chain tassels. Long tassel tails may get in the way while wearing the bracelet. Always test that the chosen length is long enough to fit the bracelet over one’s hand before cutting excess chain. Use wire cutters to remove any excess length.

Step 4: String a couple of beads onto the chain before positioning one of the cord ends onto the end of the chain. Using chain nose pliers gently squeeze the center section of the crimp so that it secures the chain in place. Repeat on the opposite chain end.

Attaching the finale to the chain tassel

Step 5: Using chain nose pliers, attach the remaining two charms to the loops on the cord ends with jump rings. Make certain the jump rings are completely closed. (I usually use two pairs of chain nose pliers to secure jump rings closed.

For the gold bracelet I used Turquoise Picasso and Canary Picasso Japanese size 6/0 seed beads.

For the silver bracelet I used the following supplies: 3mm silver plated hex cuts, hammered disc charms, Jade Picasso O-beads, and the same gold plate heishe as in the gold bracelet.

Win one of the samples by commenting on this post before May 15th,2017. We will choose one lucky winner and contact you for shipping details, good luck & most importantly enjoy!

About Lisa Claxton
Beads... what can I say, they are and have always taken over my life. Every room in the house has them and yet I crave more.

22 Responses to DIY: Adjustable Tassel Charm Bracelet

  1. Karen Huber says:

    very creative and quick to make! I love them.


  2. Marlene Miller says:

    It’s nice to see something different! Very nice

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Rochelle Willox says:

    very sweet thank you!

    On Mon, Apr 24, 2017 at 3:07 PM, Bead Shop Girl wrote:

    > Lisa Claxton posted: “Summertime calls for jewelry styles that put one at > ease. This bracelet design features string-on clasps to keep the design > simple and bracelet size adjustable while the snake chain base allows the > beads fluid movement during wear. 1 foot snake c” >


  4. Angela Mullis says:

    I love this design! Would look great on everyone! Thank you for the amazing giveaway!

    Angi Mullis


  5. Beverly Kraut says:

    I eagerly await these posts because I always learn something new when the Bead Shop Girl has been busy and shares a new project!


  6. Iris DeMello says:

    Love the adjustable length feature and the charms interspersed with the beads. I like the two different color schemes of each bracelet!


  7. Kristen janzer says:

    So beautiful! Perfect for every wrist size & effortless! Great design!


  8. trl710 says:

    I really like the design and as a beginning beader, I think I could make it!


  9. Maureen says:

    These are so adorable and so easy to pull together quickly. Brilliant and simple – the perfect combination! I especially like the silver and green together with just a touch of gold.


  10. Love this. I can’t wait to get the supplies to make several. Thank you LIsa.

    Liked by 1 person

  11. Susan McGuire says:

    I can’t wait to try this!


  12. Mayra Nieves-Bekele says:

    I love both of them. I already made two of these bracelets. Thanks for the pattern.


  13. Ruth Grimes says:

    I’m so glad to see another project, and thrilled that it is a bit adjustable….
    It makes it so much easier to make gifts for other people. Thank you!


  14. C Fryer says:

    Simple, but so great looking!!!!


  15. Pat Turner says:

    What a terrific pair of beautiful bracelets! I plan on making both of them.


  16. Kristin Howard says:

    These are so pretty ! Can’t wait to make 🙂


  17. Maddie N says:

    I love the designs, especially using the turquoise picasso’s. Can’t wait to win!!


  18. Mary Staats says:

    Love this bracelet!!! It’s so versatile. And what’s really cool is the adjustable length with this fabulous clasp. I’m considering making one with leather and large holed pearls. Thanks for this pattern and idea!


  19. kjwinston says:

    This is another one of your great designs, just hiding in plain sight all the time. You got the eye, girl!

    Liked by 1 person

  20. Michelle Chan says:

    Love the tutorial. Looks easy and can’t go wrong with an adjustable bracelet.


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