Thursday, March 22, 2012

Accessories: paper and mod podge charm bracelet


There are so many fun diy jewelry ideas floating around lately. I’ve seen some pretty fabric flower necklaces and a lot of charm bracelets.

I was taken with these two charm bracelets and filed away the idea.

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{left) Sandy’s Space – Paper and Mod Podge bracelet
{right} Just Something I Made – Shrinky Dink bracelet



I decided to use Sandy’s paper and Mod Podge method and dug through my paper supplies. I wanted something natural looking and delicate for spring.



I found some rice paper with bits of leaves and foliage pressed into it. I Mod Podged the rice paper onto heavier cardstock and once it was dry, I cut out the charm shapes. Two more coats of Gloss Lustre Mod Podge sealed the charms.



I’ve had the silver link bracelet forever and can’t even remember where I got it. The finishing touch was the beautiful vintage seam binding I just bought from one of my favorite Etsy shops – Carmelos.

 

I wove the seam binding through the silver bracelet links and added the charms with embroidery floss.



With a little paper, Mod Podge and ribbon and you can create any type of charm bracelet you want.


Thanks for visiting!

Carolyn


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22 comments:

  1. What a beautiful bracelet! I love that you used natural papers.

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  2. Your bracelet is gorgeous! You have the greatest eye for subtle strokes of color, and I'm always drawn in.

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  3. What a great idea! Turned out so beautifully!

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  4. What a beautiful result, you must be pleased with it!

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  5. Absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

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  6. So lovely Carolyn! The papers are perfect for spring! ;)

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  7. That bracelet turned out perfectly for spring! I can't believe it was made from paper

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  8. This is such a great idea! Love how it looks perfect for spring!

    Annabella Merlin
    Creative Photo Albums

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  9. This is really pretty, and looks relatively easy. Thanks for sharing on Handmade Tuesdays.

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  10. gorgeous! love your take on Sandy's bracelet that was also on Craft Schooling Sunday! Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Found you through WFMW. That is a super sweet bracelet! So delicate, looks like you made just what you had in mind!

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  12. I really love the look. It looks so dainty -- will make whoever wears it feel like a girl. I may have to try this.

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  13. Your bracelet is so pretty! Perfectly casual and classy.

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  14. It's really amazing you have a great creative ideas.Its something different and new really appreciable...

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  15. So pretty. I made a shrinky dink bracelet (Cathe's for a Pinterest challenge) and loved it...but those darn shrinky dinks are expensive. I would love to make some of these and I love Sandy's bracelet too!

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  16. Beautiful! I love the combination of the natural elements and the handmade paper with the silver and the satin ribbon!

    jenn

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  17. Hi dear. Just letting you know I am featuring this project in this Friday's 50+.

    xoxo

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  18. This is so beautiful Carolyn! I love it!

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  19. Carolyn - I am first seeing this in 2014. It is as fresh and exciting as I'm sure it was in 2012. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. Carolyn - I am first seeing this in 2014. It is as fresh and exciting as I'm sure it was in 2012. Thanks for sharing!

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