DIY Mother's Day Gift
Mother’s Day is fast approaching and as it nears, it is time to start thinking about the perfect Mother’s Day gift. I like to give my mother personal and meaningful gifts. A slide bangle bracelet with homemade charms is both personal and stylish. In addition, adding rhinestones to the charms to accentuate it makes the gift even more special and personalized.
For this project I used:
1 slide bangle bracelet
8 mm jump rings
Wax tipped tool
Small clay shape cookie cutters
There are many great ideas for making clay charms. Whatever you decide to make, roll out the clay to ¼ inch thickness. My mother is a bird lover, so I shaped some light blue clay into a bird shape and added a darker blue for the wing. Using a small circular clay cookie cutter, I cut out a circular shape and a heart shape. The heart shape I added very small balls of clay to make a flower. Using the toothpick, poke a hole in the top of the charms for the jump ring. Place on a cookie sheet line with white paper and bake for 15 minutes at 275 degrees. Allow to cool completely.
Decide how you want to accentuate your charms. I wanted my mother’s initial on the circular charm and I wanted a rhinestone for the birds eye and rhinestones on the wing. Place a drop of E6000 slightly smaller than the rhinestones and using a wax tipped tool, gently press into the glue. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
Open up a jump ring, insert it into the hole in your charm and close the jump ring. Depending in the style of your slide bangle bracelet, you may need to add another jump ring. Open your bracelet and slide on your charms.
Your mother will love her new bracelet and for years to come, you can continue making her personalize unique charms to add to her bracelet.
Rhinestones and wax tipped tool are available from:
I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.