Hello Sunshine Flower Bracelet

>> Wednesday, June 30, 2010

Adore making simple pieces of jewelry out of scrapbook products. It's always a nice change and something really fun to do. Today I want to share with you how I created this chipboard bracelet using the Hello Sunshine collection of Chipboard flowers. It's simple and easy & makes a statement!

Each package has two of the same size & shape of chipboard flowers.

Even though the chipboard flowers come already sticky with adhesive, you want to use Helmar's 450 Quick Dry Adhesive to adhere both chipboard flowers together for re-enforcement and sturdiness.

Adhere each piece together, creating a double sided look. If adhesive oozes out on the edges, remove with an xacto knife when dry.

I decided to add some color to each flower chipboard for fun. Here, I sanded each side of chipboard flower. This added a nice texture to the chipboard and lots of color for accent!

Cover one side with mod podge, let dry & continue on the opposite side. When completely dry on both sides, add mod podge around the edges of the flowers. This will also protect against subtle damages to your chipboard flowers and expansion. Continue to do this until you get the look and texture you want (adding your favorite stamped images or rub-ons would be another fun way to accent your bracelet).

Hole punch on each side of flower chipboard pieces, using your crop-a-dile smallest hole setting, and add jump rings (18 gauge) to each and connect together. Add a lobster claw or toggle clasp for closure.

I made this on a Saturday morning & wore it the rest of the day while out shopping with the family. I received a several nice compliments as well :) It's fun, simple & easy to make and perfect to wear with any casual outfit!


Lori Gentile June 30, 2010 at 8:59 AM  

LOVE!!! This is amazing! I'm totally doing this!

S June 30, 2010 at 11:52 AM  

Cute, fun project.

laurie June 30, 2010 at 2:36 PM  

so cute ... i love it !

Jill June 30, 2010 at 6:18 PM  

Pretty pretty! Awesome idea. :)

Stacy Cohen July 1, 2010 at 10:56 AM  

What a great idea, Cindy!!!

Cindy July 1, 2010 at 2:49 PM  

you all are so sweet, thanks everyone :)

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