I actually made this bracelet a few years ago but I’m sure a lot of you missed it and didn’t even know my blog existed back then, so I decided to share it with you again. I love it and still wear it at least once a week. Because of all the colors and patterns it basically goes with everything. And it’s a total one of a kind!
I started with these awesome sequined bracelets I found in the dollar spot at Target. Obviously I didn’t really think they were awesome, but they were perfect for this project and the price was right. It has a center insert that I took out before I added the magazine pages.
Then I went through my magazines and found pages that appealed to me, either because of pattern, color, or design.
I cut rectangles 1 1/4″ x 3 1/2″ making sure they were the pattern I wanted for the bracelet. Here’s what some of the strips actually are, from left to right: tile, apron, wallpaper, dress, vase, and rug.
I applied a generous amount of mod podge to a section of the bracelet and attached 1 strip wrapping it around the bracelet. Then I smoothed down the piece as much as possible. It was still a little rough, but I like how it turned out. I continued adding the pieces, overlapping them as I went. It took 11 pieces to get around my bracelet.
It ‘s really messy and my fingers got really gooey. I applied more mod podge, with my fingers, where the ends of each piece meets. After I let it dry for about 15 minutes I hot glued the insert back into the center of the bracelet. If you don’t have an insert you can make one out of felt. Just cut it a little smaller width than the bracelet. It helps hide the raw edge and have a finished look.
I wanted my bracelet to be shiny and well protected so I used a clear acrylic sealer. This one said it was good for maps and documents so I figured it would work on the magazine pieces. I sprayed 3 coats.
Isn’t it cute? I love it! Like I said, I wear it at least once a week. It was so quick, easy and inexpensive to make! Now go make a fun bracelet for yourself.
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