How To Create The Perfect Charm Bracelet

Whether you are looking for a gift for someone special or a stylish accessory for yourself, a charm bracelet is the perfect option if you’re considering a piece of jewellery. Charm bracelets, like the name suggests, are bracelets which feature a number of charms, beads or links, often relating to special occasions or significant life events, resulting in a piece of jewellery that is individual to the wearer. Many often add star sign charms or age related beads to their charm bracelets and sometimes more trending designs are added to bracelets to create a stylish piece of jewellery too.

If you are searching for a gift for someone you love, who already owns a charm bracelet, then a bead, link or charm is the perfect option for a loving and thoughtful gift. But for those who are starting from scratch and looking to offer an entirely new charm bracelet to someone you love, or looking for a piece of jewellery to add to your own collection, why not take a look at our short guide below on how to create the perfect charm bracelet?

Choose a Brand

There are a number of designer jewellery brands who specialise in producing charms and charm bracelets. Here at Joshua James, we feature a selection of some of the most sought after charm brands, including Nomination, Links of London, Trollbeads and Thomas Sabo. Each brand offers a unique take on charm designs, with different styles available from each designer label. Italian brand Nomination are known for their rectangular links, while British label Links of London offer a selection of hanging charms and Trollbeads produce an array of colourful beads in a choice of glass, gold and silver. So depending on what kind of charm styles you are looking for, whether it be links, hanging charms or beads, will determine which brand is right for you.

Find a Starter Bracelet

Once you have picked a brand, it’s time to find a starter bracelet, which will be the base that you will add your charms to. Each brand offers a selection of different styles of starter and carrier bracelets, ranging in colour and material. Nomination offer their classic link style starter bracelets alongside the collection of cuff bangles and chains from Links of London and Trollbeads offer a selection of bangles and chain starter bracelets for charms. We also feature chunky silver carrier bracelets from the Thomas Sabo brand.

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Build Your Collection

After choosing your starter bracelet, you can then begin to build your collection of charms. If you are creating your own charm bracelet, you may want to start with a number of simplistic charms or more trend led beads and from there you can add to your collection with charms that relate to precious moments or special occasions. Here at Joshua James, we feature an abundance of charm designs for you to choose from, hand picked from Nomination, Trollbeads, Links of London and Thomas Sabo.

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Combine Trends with Precious Moments

A charm bracelet should be unique to the individual by combining the latest trends with precious mementos. Mixing charms that feature the latest looks with charms that commemorate a special occasion, will allow you to create a piece of jewellery that is truly unique in design.

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How To Add A Charm To A Bracelet

Each brand will offer different style charms, therefore, adding the charms to your bracelet will differ depending on which brand you have opted for. Take a look at our guide below on how to attach charms to different bracelets.

Links of London

If you are adding a charm to a Sweetie Bracelet, you can incorporate your charms by using the 5 split rings already attached to the bracelet. If you want to add more than five charms, you can purchase more split rings and attached these to your bracelet.


Nomination links can be added to your bracelet by stretching and unhooking the base bracelet apart. You then add the new link by hooking it onto the existing link and closing the bracelet by hooking the other end to the new link too.  

Thomas Sabo

Thomas Sabo charms are extremely easy to add to your bracelet. The hanging charms can be clipped onto your bracelet by hooking the attached clip to the charm carrier. The Thomas Sabo beads are adding by simply stringing the beads onto the bracelet chain.


Trollbeads charms are can be simply beaded onto your bracelet. As the name suggests, Trollbeads charms come in the form of small, beautiful beads, which can then be strung onto one of the Trollbeads bangles or starter bracelets with ease.

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