Thursday, June 4, 2009

Oh how I love..... bracelet blanks

Hello.   I'm trying to get better at posting stuff.   For some reason I seem to want to work on stuff instead of write about.   Hey, i'm trying.   

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=19073




 


16 comments:

Dave Robertson said...

Hi Michele, so glad you like the bracelet blanks! I think we sent some out on the cruise... Thanks for mentioning us :)

--Dave
(@Rings_Things on Twitter)

Lizzy said...

I love these bracelets!!

grblog said...

Hey, Artsy Gringa! Thanks for citing my review of Lisa Pavelka's Magic Glos.... after all this time, I still love it. I recently found a NEW UV resin, and I'll be reviewing it shortly. I'll keep you posted...
craft on,
Jenny
www.CraftTestDummies.com

Marie S said...

I love the bracelets!! Nice job!
Good luck in the giveaway.

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Txlonestargal said...

Where do you get the scrabble tiles? I have been looking for them. I need another A for my scrabble board. Plus for crafts!

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Smita Srivastava said...

Beautiful blog ... love the bracelets !!!

- Smita
littlefoodjunction.blogspot.com
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Kitty said...

What do you use to seal your images with before you apply the magic gloss? I always you home made Modge Podge (White glue and water) does that hold up ok?

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