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« on: February 06, 2011 02:28:10 PM »

I love the look of loaded charm bracelets, so I was thinking about making one . . . but when I started looking at charms, it made me a little nervous. At $2-3 a charm, this bracelet is going to quickly turn into the most expensive piece of jewelry I've ever made!

Does anyone have any place where they get their charms for less? Or is $2-3 pretty standard?

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« Reply #1 on: February 06, 2011 02:58:52 PM »

I gotten a lot of my charms at Etsy. Some cute themed packages put together on there.

I have also gotten quite a few at Hobby Lobby, where every other week charms are 50% off.

I usually spend about a dollar a charm.

However I have gotten a good amount of charms from thrift store jewelry too, by dismantling old or not as cute jewelry Smiley
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« Reply #2 on: February 15, 2011 01:01:24 AM »

Try to use found items - reuse old jewelry, buttons, watches, mini toys, etc, or consider making your own - like resin charms, shrink plastic.  What you can do is buy 3, 5, 7 or whatever focal charms - really special ones, and then use other findings for filler - like various sizes, shapes, and textures of beads, or metal rings, etc.

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« Reply #3 on: February 17, 2011 04:59:26 PM »

what kind of charms are you looking to use? metal? plastic? whatever strikes your fancy? i know of a few places you can get charms online for good prices - try manto fev, papier valise (sp?), sacred kitsch studio, and i have a site as well (check in the signature).

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« Reply #4 on: February 19, 2011 04:09:55 AM »

Another good place to get cheap charms is to check out Estate and Carport Sales. Sometimes you can run across antique jewelry you can take apart to make new vintage style jewelry! Grin
« Reply #5 on: February 20, 2011 04:13:34 PM »

Another reason to go to the thrift store Smiley

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« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2011 08:26:19 PM »

depends on what you want, for sterling you are going to pay much more of course. www.bluemud.com. very high quality plated charms are made by Tierra Cast. www.artbeads.com. for flat stamped stuff I use www.vintgejewelrysupplies.com. you can also see fire mountain gems for a wide variety.
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