We’ll be passing out the cutest charms—absolutely free—to anyone who comes inside the store (one per person, while supplies last)!
As an example, we made bracelets with our rhinestone letter charms and slider link findings. Check out our Slider Link Bracelet page for some ideas of how you can use the charms.
On FREE CHARM DAY, in addition to passing out FREE CHARMS throughout the day, Bead Inspirations staff will be available to give ideas about how to use your charms, and will also host:
- FREE Make and Take project (one per person, 4 people max at the table, first come first served)
- FREE Mini classes on opening and closing jump rings and other jewelry making techniques.Free use of tools and the classroom to MAKE & TAKE home your treasures
- 20% off Slider necklace and bracelet findings
- 20% off all metal charms (after your free one)
- Prizes for posting your treasures on social media with #beadinspirations and #freecharmday
- 20% off copper beads and copper chains
We now offer these adjustable length beading chain necklace kits in antique silver (nickel-free plated), and by the weekend we will also have it in satin gold. The charms shown come from the Halloween Collection and Bezeled Gemstone Collection. Also check out our Gemstone Pendant Collection and our online representation of Metal Charms. There are more available in the shop!
FREE Make and Take Project!
Stretchy seed bead bracelet with charm!
Note: not all of the charms shown are part of our free charm selection. We'll have a large selection of free charms and the rest of our metal charms will be 20% off. Check out our metal charm collection. Not all of our metal charms are online; we have more in the shop. Included in the free selection will be all our letter charms, Zodiac charm, hidden treasures and newly arrived charms
Participating independently-owned brick-and-mortar bead shops across the nation will be offering a CHARM absolutely free to anyone who comes into their shops! We believe everyone can benefit from creative self-expression through making jewelry, and there’s no better place to start than with a simple project centered around a free charge at your local bead shop! Every bead shop will celebrate FREE CHARM DAY in their own unique way, giving attendees a great opportunity to learn about and engage with their local bead shops and the community of DIY jewelry enthusiasts.
Every year, on the first Saturday in October, our industry plans to come together for this event to give away FREE CHARMS and to encourage both curious first-time jewelry-makers and seasoned jewelry artists to flock to the best place in the world: the Local Bead Shop. Each one is unique in its community, with a style and personality all its own, and each one carries a wide array of beautiful beads, jewelry-making supplies, and innovative tools. Local bead shops are the hubs of our creative community, where beaders can come together to discover products, learn new techniques, and even make lifelong friends.