Tuesday, August 23, 2011

Creative Paperclay Bracelet Cuff

Good morning friends

Today I want to share a project that was thought up almost last minute.  I love working with it for embellishments for my scrapbooking and cardmaking, but recently I've begun to think a bit outside the box and experiment a little.  This was extremely  fun to make.

Here are my step by step instructions, kinda picture heavy.
First I layed out my paper clay and cut it with my blade
in the shape I wanted for the cuff
The I cut the ends off
I added some texture and wrapped the clay
around a bottle that was a close fit to my wrist.  
The paperclay will shrink a bit so make sure you have 
something a tad pit bigger than your wrist.
I didn't let it completely dry so that I wouldn't
be able to get it off the bottle.
I also added some holes for a chain if it didn't hold well.
I painted it with a glossy paint in black
and added a glossy pink over 
the top to seal it
and there is my cuff and it fits perfectly.
No chain needed, it actually fits tight enough.

Isn't it just gorgeous?  Well, I think so anyway.  I hope you liked my Creative Paperclay project today and I will see you again in about 2 weeks for another project.  I hope I've inspired you to create your own bracelet cuff using some Creative Paperclay.  You can view more of my designs here on my blog.

2 comments:

Barbara said...

Now that is thinking outside of the box! Wonderful project and a great tutorial!

Hugs XX
Barbara

debbieluttrell said...

This is a great idea- there are so many ways you could paint or otherwise decorate it