“Anyway — Harry,” said the giant, turning his back on the Dursleys, “a
very happy birthday to yeh. Got summat fer yeh here — I mighta sat on
it at some point, but it’ll taste all right.”
From an inside pocket of his black overcoat he pulled a slightly
squashed box. Harry opened it with trembling fingers. Inside was a
large, sticky chocolate cake with Happy Birthday Harry written on it in
green icing.
~JK Rowling, Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone

I’ve become obsessed with charm bracelets, ever since I made the swim team bracelet for Summer Swim Team Swag.  They are fun to make, and conceptualize, and fun to wear.  You can make one for almost any event or use any theme.  With that in mind, did you remember that today is Harry Potter’s Birthday?  Well, it is!  And we are big Harry Potter fans around here.  With the exception of the first 3 books, I read and finished every single Harry Potter book on its release date.  (Have I mentioned that I’m a freakishly fast reader?)  I love the books, and have read them almost as much as I have read the Lord of the Rings.  The Frog is also a fan of Harry Potter too, and has been Harry Potter for Halloween for 3 years.  I figured that I could wear this when we go trick-or-treating this year.
My Mom Made That: Harry Potter Charm Bracelet

To make this bracelet, you’ll use the same steps that I used in my previous charm bracelet, but used a collection of Harry Potter charms including a castle for Hogwarts, a lighten bolt for Harry’s scar, a dragon for the Hungarian Horntail in book 4, the Deathly Hallows symbol, a book for a spell book (or the Monster Book of Monsters), a tiara for Ravenclaw’s diadem, Ron’s nemesis– spiders, a snake for Voldemort’s pet Nagini, and for Salazar Slytherin, a tree for the Whomping Willow, the Sorting Hat, a letter for that first acceptance letter to Hogwarts, a frog for Neville’s pet toad Trevor, and an owl for Hedwig (and all the other wizarding owls.)

My Mom Made That: Harry Potter Charm Bracelet

I used the same basic design and techniques that I used for my swim team charm bracelet. I started by systematically spacing all of the charms. This bracelet has a fair number of charms on it. After putting all of the charms onto the bracelet, I added one bead into every link. I used the colors of Hogwart’s houses: Yellow, Blue, Green and Red.  I love how full it ended up being and how cute it looks.  I’ve got quite a few themed bracelets up my sleeves now, so expect to see them again!

Oh, and lest I forget; Happy Birthday Harry!