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Dinky and delicate!
I've made sooo many versions of this bracelet! (maybe because people keep asking me to make them as gifts, so have sold a few)
The most time consuming part is folding the stars. But once these are done it's just like putting together an easy bracelet
The folding technique for the stars is available below

Posted by Killerbee Lolita from Sheffield, England, United Kingdom • Published See Killerbee Lolita's 3 projects »
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  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    First - fold your stars! You can buy pre cut "lucky star" paper strips. Mine are cut from Japanese note paper. They are roughly 5 mm wide and 16 cm long.
    It might be easier to learn to fold them on bigger strips first
    Use a good quality paper - newspaper is too flimpy. Notepaper or origami paper is ideal

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    The pattern on the paper should be on the outside. Tie a knot in the paper...as close to the end as possible

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Pull the knot and flatten it out. This should create a pentagon with equal sides.

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Fold the shortest end in

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    The paper is then folded and the star turned till all the paper is folded in. Please look at the website I referenced as it explains it far better than I can!

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use fingertips to squidge in the sides of the penatgon to form the points of the star

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    Once your star is complete use a pin to create a hole THROUGH the star. I start between two points and poke out the otherside through the opposite point. Use a thick needle or kilt pin to get a decent sized hole

  • Step 8

    Now you can use these stars as beads! They do need spraying with an enamel or acrylic spray to toughen them up. I usually give them two coats with 12 hours drying time between coats. (I use Plasticote clear finishing spray)
    The easiest way to spray them is to wait till your jewellery item is finished then spray the whole thing

  • Step 9

    Pick a length chain that fits/feels comfortable on your wrist and cut with pliers or cutters. Attach the clasp. I like to add an extension chain because they look pretty on charm braclets and can be useful if you're giving as a gift

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 10
    Step 10

    To make the star a usable bead - put onto a headpin. I like to sandwich them between two seed beads because it makes it easier to put a loop on the end of the headpin without crushing the star. Now you have a cute handmade charm!

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 11
    Step 11

    Now simply assemble your bracelet. You could stick to stars or use other beads/charms too, depending on how chunky you want your bracelet! Use jump rings to attach the charms to the chain - I always count the links in my bracelet and use this to work out how many charms I will need

  • How to make a beaded charm bracelet. Star Charm Bracelet - Step 12
    Step 12

    Hope this project makes sense! (it's my first one)

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Kinhime Dragon
Kinhime Dragon · Denton, Texas, US · 670 projects
pretty, kawaii, and totally worth making
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Sanne E.
Sanne E. · Haarlem, North Holland, NL · 29 projects
super cute! Make it yourself instead of store bought stars!
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psychedelesis
psychedelesis · Winston-Salem, North Carolina, US
I love this! Especially the Japanese one ;) Great project for upcycling old, useless stuff! Tongue It is much cuter with the thick chain, but I'm all out! le sigh
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Sandylions
Sandylions · London, GB
Whoa! Where do you buy your chains? They're so pretty! Especially the one on the main picture @w@
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The Mad Hattress
The Mad Hattress · 5 projects
that is soo cute!! I love it. Can't wait to make my own.
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Jocelyn T.
Jocelyn T. · 16 projects
Wow! What a great idea to sandwich the stars in between the beads. I use to make little stars for keychains and I've always ended up with squished stars. LOL
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Romana S.
Romana S. · Newark, California, US · 2 projects
thanks a ton! i've been wondering how to make those stars, now i do know.
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ErsatzEpiphany
ErsatzEpiphany · Seattle, Washington, US · 105 projects
Wow! These are amazing - I never would have guessed that you made all those tiny stars from paper. Great work Happy
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TH3 N3RD
TH3 N3RD · Honolulu, Hawaii, US · 4 projects
Omg! So sweet!
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Ginger Snapped
Ginger Snapped · Sacramento, California, US · 31 projects
wow thank you for this how to on making those stars i always wondered and wanted to make those Happy
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