It can seem like such an easy thing to put on and take off a bracelet but when you are talking about an Italian charm bracelet you are sometimes talking about a very decorated and complicated piece of jewelry. Of course not all Italian charm bracelets are the same but there are a set of basic instructions you can follow to properly put on and take off your Italian charm bracelet without causing any damage to yourself or to the bracelet. A steady hand is required and you may even want to be sure that you have a second set of hands available as well.
An Italian charm bracelet is something that you normally assemble in pieces. There are a variety of ways on how to assemble an Italian charm bracelet and understanding how to properly put an Italian charm bracelet on and take it off goes hand in hand with understanding how one is assembled correctly. This kind of instruction works only with the Italian charm bracelets that you assemble in pieces and not for the ones that come already assembled or forged together as one bracelet. An Italian charm bracelet is usually something you can put together one link at a time to not only ensure the proper fit but also to insure that you get the exact look that you want from your Italian charm bracelet. The first step to assembling the Italian charm bracelet is to determine what design of charms you want to use to create your bracelet. You will notice that the charms come with what looks to be a loop on one end and a hook on the other. Of course the hook is very pronounced and that is to ensure that when you put your bracelet together you get something that will last you for a very long time.
Your first step is to determine how many links you need to complete your bracelet. If you are buying a complete kit then this is not nearly as important but if you are purchasing individual links then this becomes very important. Once you have determined a general number on how many links it will take to create your bracelet you then take your starter link, which is designated by the locking mechanism on it, and you start building your bracelet. Take the hook end of a link and line it up with the locking loop on your starter link. You will notice how the hook slides easily into the loop and locks into place for security. The rest of your loops do not lock but they are deep enough to be secure on your wrist. Keep adding links until the bracelet reaches completely around your wrist but make sure to allow for a little slack. Do not leave so much slack that the bracelet falls off but make sure to leave enough slack where you can work with the bracelet in removing it. When you have the final link in place carefully lock it into the started link to complete your bracelet. It would help you to have someone else around to help.
If you decide you want to remove your bracelet then place your wrist on a table or any other flat and sturdy surface. Once again having a friend to help would be ideal for this. Gently push the starter link on one side until the bracelet clicks open. Your starter link should come with instructions on how to do this properly. Be very gentle when you click open, or close, the starter link. If you feel you need to force it then you are doing it wrong. As strong as the starter link may seem to be it is actually quite delicate and can be damaged easily if you do not work it properly. This is also the point where you will be very glad that you left enough slack to remove the bracelet without pinching your skin.