Big & Glitzy Link Bracelet

Saturday, October 31, 2009

This bracelet is trendy and fun on three counts:

  • it is super glittery
  • it uses frames as a component
  • it is a really quick and easy project
Not to mention it is cute and can be made in any colors you choose. This bracelet continues my current obsession with Big & Glitzy Glitter Glue. To make this yourself:

You need:
  • several jewelry frames that have two loops (this is a current jewelry trend so you will find many kinds of frames, take your pick!)
  • a scrap of watercolor paper, bristol board or posterboard
  • Big & Glitzy Glitter Glue: Onyx, Garnet (or colors of your choice)
  • 6 8mm round Sparkle gems: hot pink
  • jump rings
  • toggle clasp
  • chain nose pliers
  • pencil
  • scissors
Try this:

1. Select enough frame links to go around your wrist.

2. Trace around the frames on paper and cut out.

3. Cut out a paper backing for each frame you will put in your bracelet.

4. Cover the paper backing with Big & Glitzy. Make it thick.

5. Set the frame on top of the glitter while it is wet. Set the gems into the wet glitter. You can clean off the edges while it is wet or after it dries.

6. Alternate sizes of frames and colors of Big & Glitzy.

7. When all of the frames are dry, hook them together with jump rings. Attach the toggle pieces with jump rings.

8. Finished! You can paint the back of the pieces with silver metallic acrylic paint if desired. Since the pieces are hooked together with jump rings, you can dis-assemble and reassemble any time. You could have some green pieces to replace the black for a spring look. The possibilities are huge!

Glitter on!


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