Sunday, December 21, 2014

Make DIY geometric bangle bracelets


Make these modern geometric bracelets quickly and easily with only three supplies.

This tutorial was created using supplies from ConsumerCrafts. I'm guest posting at ConsumerCrafts DIY blog Crafts Unleashed so be on the lookout for more jewelry projects in the coming months. 

These bracelets are made using oven-baked clay, which is a new item for me. So I kept it simple.

To makes project, you'll need:
  • A ball of Sculpey or similar clay about the size of your fist
  • Acrylic paint or spray paint
  • Something to seal the paint like Mod Podge.

Useful tools are a straightedge, a knife and small vase or glass with a mouth that is as wide as your wrist. (Tip: Find a bangle bracelet that fits you and compare the inner dimensions to the mouth of your vase to see if your vase will work.)


Step 1: Knead the clay until it is pliable. Roll it to about 1/3 inch thickness. (I used a glass vase as a rolling pin.) Make an imprint for the inside of your bangle using the mouth of the vase. Don't cut it out yet.


Step 2: Using a straightedge and a knife, cut five asymmetrical sides.


Step 3: Press the vase down all the way to cut out your center circle.


Step 4: Bake your bangles according to the instructions on your Sculpey package.


Step 5: Sand down any rough spots. Wipe with a damp cloth.


Step 6: Paint your bangles with spray paint or acrylic. (I think spray would give a smoother finish.) Lightly sand between coats.


Step: 7: Seal with Mod Podge or similar product


Step 8: Wear a whole stack for a modern minimalist look.

3 comments:

  1. The bracelets look amazing! You can also paint them in different colours for different outfits :)
    Bethany, The Not Perfect Housewife

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