Bangles are a beautiful accessory that originated in South Asia. Ranging from thick to thin, plastic to gold, plain to ornate, you will certainly make a statement when you wear one.
For this project I used:
Empty soda pop can
White Sculpey clay
11 - 7 mm Silver Square Metal Trim
19 - 4 mm Silver Round Metal Trim
12ss Crystal Rhinestones Flat back
Tweezers or wax tipped tool
Roll out Sculpey clay to ¼ of an inch thickness, approximately 8.5 inches long and 1 inch in width. Lay the clay strip on an empty soda can and lay this on the side on a white piece of paper on a cookie sheet. Bake in a preheated 275 degree oven for 15 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool. When cool, slide the bangle off soda pop can.
Using a piece of graph paper, outline the dimensions of the bangle. Lay the metal trim and rhinestones out on the graph paper. Once you are happy with your design, transfer the embellishments to your bangle. Begin by placing a drop of glue on the bangle and then place a piece of metal trim in the glue and press down. Continue until the pattern is completed on your bangle. Allow to dry for 24 hours.
You will feel beautifully accessorized every time you wear this bangle. And it is so easy to make, you’ll want to make several!
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I have been adding bling for over 20 years. Through my projects, I hope you find inspiration.