Friday, May 27, 2011

DIY Bangle Tutorial

Quick, simple and cheap.. a little tutorial for you to create the perfect summer bangles! : )
I do not know if the idea is really new, anyway, this is how I did it..

Step 1: model and bake three polymer clay rings, large enough to fit your wrists. You can use any colour, or even a mix of  waste pieces, as the rings will not be visible in the end. 

Step 2: choose three ribbon colours you wish to use to cover your bangles. Both silk and cotton ribbons are ok, and this is also a nice way to upcycle old fabric scraps from your cabinets ; )

Step 3: put a little bit of glue all over one end of the first piece of ribbon.

Step 4: start wrapping it around the polyclay bangle, adding little spots of glue all over the surface.

Step 5: when you're done, cut the ribbon excess, add another little bit of glue and keep it pressed between your fingertips for a while.

That's all! Repeat the process to create two other bangles  : )

I'd love to see some pics of the result, if you ever decide to try this. Have fun!  :D