Easy DIY Soccer Mom Bracelet

This fall, I got to try out a new role…SOCCER MOM! Little Crafter joined our local rec league which meant we got to enter the fun world of kids’ sports. Uniforms, cleats, shin guards, practices, & Saturday morning games have become a regular part of my world, and so has cheering for the purple team! I thought it would be fun to create a special bracelet to support my favorite little player on game day; here’s how I did it and you can too.

Easy DIY Soccer Mom Bracelet

This bracelet is easy to put together and you can do any variation you like on this idea. Personally, I decided to include a little soccer ball charm, my son’s initial, his uniform number, and a colored charm to represent the team color. You can use any combination of those things as well as any other ideas you have too, like a team name, mascot, or charms for multiple kiddos. These are the materials I personally used to create my bracelet.


Silver Plated Expandable Wire Charm Bracelet

Bead Landing Sports Slider Charms

4mm Purple Miracle Bead

Head Pin

Jump Rings

Needle Nose Pliers & Wire Cutters

ImpressArt Deco 6mm Uppercase Alphabet

ImpressArt Lollipop 3mm Number Stamps

ImpressArt 5/8″ Circle Tag With Ring Aluminum Stamping Blanks

ImpressArt Stamp Enamel Marker

Soft, lint-free cloth

Steel Stamping Block

ImpressArt Metal Stamping Hammer


Adding the Soccer Ball Charm

This charm comes ready to go; all you have to do is use pliers to open the jump ring attached to it, place it on the bracelet wire, and re-close the jump ring. Make sure to gently twist the ends of the jump ring away from each other rather than pulling them apart and causing the ring to lose its circular shape.

I like to place my charms on the part of the bracelet where the double wires are so that they can only move around in that limited space when the bracelet is on my arm.

Adding a colored bead

You can use any size, shape, color, & style bead you like. I went with a small, round purple bead for Little Crafter’s team color. If you’re not a jewelry expert, you may be able to find a bead that already has a jump ring attached, just like the soccer ball charm. Otherwise, you’ll need to create a wire loop for it yourself. Thread the bead onto an eye pin, then use your pliers to bend the pin at a 90 degree angle just above the top of the bead. Wrap the wire back around the nose of the pliers to create a loop. Cut off the extra wire. For more detailed step-by-step photos of how to do this, see this basic beading post.

Once you have a wire loop, add a jump ring to it and place it on the bracelet just like you did the soccer ball charm.

Creating Monogram and Number Charms

For my personalized charms, I used little round aluminum tags from ImpressArt. On the first one, I stamped a “4,” which is LC’s number, and on the other I stamped an initial. If you’re new to metal stamping, it’s actually much simpler than it might sound. Just place your blank on a steel block, hold the stamp you want to use with the raised image touching your blank, then firmly tap the top of the stamp with a hammer. One good hit should be enough to give you a clean stamped impression.

Once you have your stamped image, fill it in using a Stamp Enamel Marker. Let it dry, then wipe off the excess with a soft cloth or paper towel. The enamel in the grooves should stay while everything on the surface should wipe away.

Add a jump ring to your stamped tag, then attach it to the bracelet just like you did with the others.

Here’s how my finished bracelet turned out once all the charms were attached:

Remember, you can customize your bracelet in any way you like! If you want to include initials or numbers but aren’t interested in metal stamping, you can find all kinds of alphabet beads in various sizes and styles to use instead. There’s no wrong way to make this Soccer Mom bracelet…and you can easily create it for any other sport or hobby too! Substitute a baseball, basketball, football, megaphone, dance shoe, or anything else you can think of and you’ll be ready to cheer on your kiddo{s} no matter what their activity of choice might be.

What do you think? What charms would your bracelet include? If you create one, I’d love for you to share a photo with us on the One Artsy Mama & Friends Facebook Group! See you there.

DIY Soccer Mom Bracelet

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