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.


Barbara said...

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

Hugs XX

debbieluttrell said...

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