Sure, anyone can go buy charms to make a charm bracelet, but what about making your very own charms?


The process is easier than you might think, and quite fun.

I kinda love smacking things around on my Mini Anvil.  >:)


Here is the Craft Hammer I use; it works just fine for this purpose.

Happy Creating!


  • 7 inches chain for bracelet
  • clasp for bracelet
  • six or seven jump rings
  • 22-gauge craft wire
  • two pair chain nose pliers
  • round nose pliers
  • wire cutters
  • bench block or jeweler’s anvil
  • hammer


  1. Working from the spool, use round nose pliers to start a small loop in the wire. Tighten loop with chain nose pliers; then continue coiling wire around loop to make a spiral.
  2. After completing three to four coils of the spiral, grasp wire ½ inch below spiral with round nose pliers. Loop wire around wider part of round nose pliers to make bottom point of heart and a loop. Cut off wire 2 inches from where wires cross and make another spiral, starting at cut end.
  3. Use flat part of hammer to gently pound spiral heart on bench block or anvil until wire is flattened. If desired, pound on both sides with rounded part of hammer to give texture. Repeat to make a total of five heart charms.
  4. To attach heart charms to bracelet, open a jump ring and slip on a link of the bracelet chain and an outer round of wire spiral, spreading coils if necessary. Close jump ring. Repeat with other charms, spacing evenly on bracelet chain.
  5. Attach clasp to one end of bracelet with jump ring. Attach a jump ring to opposite end of bracelet if needed.
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2 thoughts on “Hammered Wire Heart Charm Bracelet Video Tutorial

  1. Aww, you’re making good use of your wee little anvil! I love the charms–the hammered look is nice. I’m still wondering how often you bash your finger. O.o

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