Some Holiday Bling

Dec 23, 2010

This is a bracelet I cre­at­ed using some big pearl cabo­chons I’ve  had for a while and some vin­tage rhine­stone but­tons I’ve been hoard­ing. It’s super sim­ple to make and one I will be wear­ing a lot as I love any­thing that sparkles.

This idea came about while I was in Hob­by Lob­by, yes­ter­day look­ing at all the hol­i­day clear­ance items. While walk­ing around I end­ed up in the jew­el­ry aisle. I saw their bracelet with bezel items and BAM I had an idea. Well I could not get home fast enough to see if it would work and as you can see it did. I wish the sun was out today so you could see the sparkle but looks like a cloudy day for us. I plan on going back to Hob­by Lob­by today to get a few more of the bracelets because I’m going to make more using some vin­tage ear­rings I’ve been hoard­ing.

I do not need anoth­er hob­by… I do not need anoth­er hob­by… Looks like I have anoth­er hob­by. And I think my sweet girls are going to like this one a lot.

Sup­plies Used: 4 — Vin­tage Rhine­stone But­tons, 4 — Large Pearl Cabo­chons, 1 — Bracelet Bezel, E6000

Tools Need­ed: Pli­ers, Shank Remover, File

Instruc­tions:

  • Remove the shank from your but­tons as best as pos­si­ble. I filed mine down a bit since the shanks on my but­tons were made of a soft met­al. Note: This is one rea­son I like the bezel bracelet as it has room for you to sit the but­ton shank area into it.
  • Depend­ing on the size of your wrist you might need to remove one or more of the bezels on the bracelet. I had to remove one on mine as my wrists are pret­ty small (the only thing small on my body)
  • Arrange the but­tons and cabo­chons as you like them. Then apply E6000 to the cen­ter of each bezel piece on your bracelet and attach the but­tons and cabo­chons. Note: Make sure you read the direc­tions on the pack­ag­ing of the E6000. That stuff is super smelly so you want to work in a well ven­ti­lat­ed area.
  • Set aside and let dry over night. And there you have it… a beau­ti­ful blinged out bracelet.

I hope you all are bet­ter pre­pared this hol­i­day sea­son than I am… I have GOT to bake today and have some last minute errands to run. Tomor­row we are cel­e­brat­ing Christ­mas at our house. Wish me luck!

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