Contrary to what you may think, metal charms don’t have to be used in a specific way. Flat back charms can actually be used upside down as a drop pendant, letting you connect it to yet another charm. The flat surface allows you to glue it onto something, such as an earring post or purse. In this project, we’ll show you how to use this technique on a braided chain DIY belt. This DIY will also help you take your jewelry-making skills up a notch. Plus, you’ll be all ready for festival season!
- Snake Chain (at least 18 feet)
- Chain Ends (12)
- Darice 12mm Jump Rings (2)
- Thin Ribbon
- Darice Feather Charms (odd number)
- Darice Flat-back Charms (odd number)
- Darice Large Clasps or Darice Lobster clasps
- 3-in-1 Jewelry Pliers
- Jewelry & Metal Glue
Step three. Apply a dot of glue to one chain end. Add to a strand of chain and clamp in place. Repeat with the remaining five strands (on one end only). When you’re done, you should have six chain ends left.
Tip: Use masking tape to secure the end of the chains while you work.