Tuesday, November 15, 2011

chunky shimmer bangles

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I love accessories and I am always looking for new ways to create my own bling.


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Recently I decided to use Tulips Fashion Glitter Shimmer Paint to create some chunky shimmer bangles.

The shimmer paint is a really cool product because its all glitter but no mess!! Great for transforming fabric into something a little fancy.

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I used gold shimmer paint

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and painted a nice thick layer onto the surface of scrap fabric.


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I wanted a little bit of texture so I used a stamp and some copper acrylic paint and stamped into the wet surface of the fabric.


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The result is a very subtle imprint of the stamps that adds a little texture to the surface.


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Now, for the next step your could use wooden bangles, plastic bangles or really anything that will fit around your wrist but I like to use craft foam because it is a little stretchy and very light to create a big chunky bangle.

I used craft foam pencil holders- they can be found at just about any craft store in the kids aisle near the craft foam.


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I cut sections of the foam to create the bangle.

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After my shimmer fabric was dry I cut out strips


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and using hot glue I wrapped and glued them to the craft foam bangle.


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Once the entire bangle was wrapped I could't resist adding some little details and embellishments with Tulip Beads in a Bottle.


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The result is chunky and funky bangles!


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14 comments:

  1. Very smart..so Beautiful..Thanks for sharing the tutorial..

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  2. These are wonderful! Love the paint treatment on the fabric... and so versitile!

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  3. OMG?! This is a great idea! Thanks!!!!!!

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  5. Awesome tutorial! So simple and fun. I love that the glitter glue doesn't leave a mess and that you can embellish these any way that you like.

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  6. Wow, so creative and so pretty:)

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  7. great job those are so cute!

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  8. Just exactly what I needed to know....and in time for the holidays.....thanks!

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  9. Such a great idea. Who would have thought there was another use for pool noodles. (thats what we call them here anyway).

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  10. awesome, thank you for sharing!!!

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  11. KathyH4:46 AM

    These are beautiful! I love to make bangles, but plain wooden ones are a bit expensive. The craft foam tube is a great idea. Also thank you for introducing me to the Tulip Bead Paint..great product.

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  12. Congratulations for your blog I find very interesting and very well explained tutorials.Greetings from Spain. Cecilia

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  14. Love the idea of using the craft foam tube for the bangles - I hate bracelets that make a ton of noise, and since I work at the computer all day, hard things around my wrist make it difficult to type!

    Thanks!!

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