Friday, February 25, 2011

Paper Crafting meets Jewelry Making


I love when I can combine crafts that I like together!  Today's project is a bracelet made out of wooden mini spools, and strips of designer paper.  I didn't take pictures along the way, but the process is really simple if you want to make your own.

Supplies:
1/2 " wooden mini spools (2 packages)
Black acrylic paint
3 pieces of designer paper (I used 3 pieces from a pad of 365 degrees 6x6 paper pad by Pink Paislee)
clear stretch magic cording (7mm)
Mod Podge
Something to apply the Mod Podge with

You can buy all of these supplies at any craft store such as Michaels.  Make sure the paper you choose has a small pattern because you only use a tiny piece for each one.

I started out by painting the wooden spools black.  After the paint dried I cut the paper to fit.  You would be surprised at the small amount paper you need to use--this would be great if you have extra scraps from card or scrapbook projects.  I applied the paper with Mod Podge and then also covered the whole spool and paper on the outside to protect.  When that was dry I strung the spools with the clear cording.  Pretty easy, right?!  

I think this bracelet will make a great addition to an outfit with my t-shirt skirt from this post.
I did not come up for the idea for this bracelet.  I try to give proper credit when I can, but when I went to where I first saw the bracelet, the picture wasn't there anymore.  If this was your idea let me know and I will give you credit!

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3 comments:

Jami said...

Hey it turned out great! Hope I get to see it in person sometime soon!

The Extra Ordinary Bree said...

This is awesome... I need to get busy!

Selena said...

Great idea! I got the supplies and I am starting one for myself today!

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