Some things never go out of style.  One of the things I see pop up in fashion year after year is a theme of  geometric patterns, especially circles.  My jewelry collection can attest to this; a round pendant I was given as a gift in the late 1980s, a chain of nickel-sized circles that I wore through most of high school, and most recently a necklace featuring dozens of circular charms that I bought a couple of  years ago at a jewelry party.  However, I could easily have saved $40 on the last one if I’d have made my own!  Carol from The Answer is Chocolate used some basic jewelry making supplies that she had laying around in her stash along with a package of washers from Dollar Tree to make a charm bracelet that’s versatile and timeless.  (Be sure to take a look around while you’re there; she’s made some other really  cute washer jewelry as well!)  [how to make a washer charm bracelet]

Project estimate:

  • Washers, $1
  • Chain bracelet or chain and toggle clasp, on hand or $1 and up
  • Jump rings, on hand

Total:  $1 and up