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.

{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.

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

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

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

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

  5. Absolutely gorgeous! You did a wonderful job!

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

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

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

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

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

  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.

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

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

  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!

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


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


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

  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!

  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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