Sunday, December 11, 2011

Lacquer Coated beaded bracelet!

Good morning!! We have less than 2 weeks left for Christmas shopping and gift making! I am in full swing on my creating and will share with you this fun bracelet that I've made for one of my loved ones!

For this project you will need:
BIC Mark-its
Washi Paper
Tiger Tail Cording
Sakura Hobby Crafts 3D Crystal Lacquer
Glass Tile
Gold Tone Star Bails

For this project I affixed a glass tile to washi paper with 3D Crystal Lacquer.
After it dried, I trimmed out the glass tile and sanded the edges for a smooth finish.

 I adhered the bails to the short sides of the rectangle to form a focus piece of a bracelet.

Next I created paper beads to match. I measured and marked my paper
at half-inch increments on one side and then shifted my ruler
a quarter inch so that the points would form a triangle when connected. 
I cut the triangles with my paper cutter. 
Following tips from a paper bead artist, I .used my BIC Mark-Its to edge the paper. 

I then rolled the beads around a skewer, securing with 3D Crystal Lacquer.

I then coated the bead with the lacquer as well. 

I allowed the beads to dry completely 

and then strung them with accent gold-toned beads to form a bracelet. 
Thank you for looking! I hope you enjoy my project!