I've recently discovered something called "bracelet blanks". I love them. They are like a clean little slate waiting to be turned into a tiny, wearable work of art. I had heard of them before, but was formally introduced to my new love on board the 2009 Craft Chica Cruise. http://thecraftychica.blogspot.com/2009/04/4th-annual-crafty-chica-art-cruise.html
(Girl, you know i'm already on board for 2010!). We made these bracelets by adding a little bit of everything. (A littler bit here, even more there, oh, baby, don't stop!!)
These next ones are some I did using scrabble tiles. I got some great, digital scrabble tile sized images on Etsy. For a great tutorial on how to prepare scrabble tiles see http://anniehoweskeepsakes.blogspot.com/2008/03/how-to-make-gorgeous-scrabble-tile.html
(Tiles in progress).
This last one I did with polymer clay. I made little calaveras out of Sculpey Premo! and just glued them onto the bracelet blank. Voila! I have a few more ideas. I'll post them when I finish.
Additional tips: I always use E6000 when gluing something to the bracelet. Always score the metal disk that you are gluing your object to. I use an exacto and just scratch it up a bit. This helps with adhesion. To get bracelet blanks go to http://shop.ringsthings.com/cart/pc/viewPrd.asp?idcategory=887&idproduct=19073Read more...