Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Easy Chunky Cuff Bracelets



I am so amazed by all of the large pendants at Michael's. I used them for our Shabby Chic Napkin Rings and now I am making bracelets out of them. I especially love big cuff bracelets, and since Michael's also sells plain cuff bracelets I thought I would add my favorite pendant choices to them to create a nice chunky cuff for under ten dollars. Make them for yourself, or make them to give. Cuff bracelets are nice jewelry gifts since they can be adjusted to fit just about any wrist size.


You will need:


Cuff (Find in the jewelry section at Michael's). You can also find $3 ones under the "Supplies" section on Etsy.


Large Pendant (I found both of mine at Michael's. I love their new enamel line where I found the daisy).


Gorilla Glue Krazy Glue, or JB Weld Glue


Wire Snips 


Emory board or sand paper (depending on where the bale is this may not be needed).




Refer to our project Shabby Chic Napkin Rings on how to remove bales from your pendants. Click on the link for instruction: http://craftingrebellion.blogspot.com/2012/01/shabby-chic-napkin-rings.html


After you have removed the bale from the pendant apply a liberal amount of Gorilla Glue or J B Weld glue to the top of the cuff and the bottom of the pendant.


*You can glue onto the round base on the top of the cuff or you can pop it off with pliers and glue right onto the band.


Hold in place for a minute or two until set. Prop up.


Let dry 24 hours.




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The Rebel Crafter
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32 comments:

  1. Those are too cute! They would make such great presents too. I don't usually make jewelry but I may have to start!

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  2. i'm normally not a fan of yellow, but i am so lovin the yellow cuff! so bright and springy!
    i'm gonna have to check out the pendants on my next trip to Michaels!

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  3. Very cute! I have some sisters who would love these!

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  4. LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    Could you PLEASE link it up at The DIY Dreamer?

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  5. Love this! they look like the kind that sell in fancy boutiques for 50$. :) FABULOUS project! :)

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  6. When I clicked on the link I honestly thought there was no way I could ever do that! You proved me wrong and I'm so glad! Thank you, thank you for sharing your fabulous idea! I will be a hit around birthdays now. Happy Crafting! Jules

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  7. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

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  8. Awesome!!! I'll be putting on my FB page tomorrow!

    Thanks for linking it up @ Creatively Living!

    --Katie

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  9. We are SO on the same wavelength - I found a fabulous brooch at Michael's on sale yesterday that I turned into a bracelet too, and I seriously almost bought that yellow one too! Yours is so fabulous, I kind of wish I did. ;) I love it, it's so springy!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  10. So pretty and simple. I love how the flower would work for something dressy or look really chick with jeans and a cute top.

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  11. These are awesome. May have to delve into the world of jewelry making after seeing this!! Would be delighted for you to link up with us at Mop It Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-4.html

    Have a great week!
    {HUGS},
    kristi

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  12. How fun! And easy! Love it. I'd love for you to share this at my link party tomorrow.
    Rachel
    adventuresofadiymom.blogspot.com

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  13. Featuring this tonight!

    --Katie
    @ Creatively Living

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  14. These are so cool! Very chic. Great job!!

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  15. oohhhh!!
    LUV this!
    Please stop by my obnoxious partaayyyy and link up sistah'!
    Muah!
    ~Melissa

    http://shabbyloco.blogspot.com/2012/02/wtf-wednesdays.html

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  16. So Cute! I especially love the yello daisy! Thanks for sharing it with Six Sister's Stuff Link Party. We hope to see you back next Saturday!
    -The Sisters

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  17. super cute! love it.

    I’d love if you would come link this up at From Scratch Friday!

    ~Christina
    www.marriagefromscratch.blogspot.com

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  18. These are way cute!!! I really like the pink one. Great idea!

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  19. Love these, thank you for sharing.

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  20. Very cute! Thanks for linking up to my party at Jillify It!

    Jill
    www.jillifyit.com

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  21. I really like these chunky bracelets! I think I like the pink woman one better. Really cool! I found you at my girlish whims link party I linked up about How to make a mosaic house number

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  22. Cute! Found you on Ucreate - you were featured! Congrats! I LOVE the yellow flower - so fun!

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  23. My sister would love this! I'm going to have to make some for her!


    I'd love for you to share: http://tutusandteaparties.blogspot.com/2012/02/pinteresting-party-week-28.html

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  24. Loved your bracelets sooo much!!! You inspired me, and remember this is my first try... so forgive the oops on the bracelets (Gorilla crazy glue dropped in wrong place, so had to sand the black finish...) But I do love my new bracelet sooo much I am planning some more! Thanks for all your help and the lovely inspiration!!!! Here is where they can be found... sorry no blog as of yet...

    Thanks Debi
    https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.316546828403497.75000.100001445479660&type=1

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  25. OOhh I want one! Thanks so much for partying with me at Drab to Fab on Friday! This week's party is up, so come on back with more of your fab ideas!

    Amy @ Sugar and Spice

    http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-7-features.html

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  26. Hello again... I am the Debi that posted just a while ago. I have done it!!! Started my own blog with you as my inspiration!! Hope to do you justice!! Please feel free to stop by and check it out. Thanks again!!!

    Debi

    this is my blog site...
    http://projectsonthefarm.blogspot.com/

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  27. So creative! Love the cameo bracelet. Thanks for sharing with Busy Monday at A Pinch of Joy! Hope to see you again this week!

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  28. just lovely - love the chunky cuff & the components you chose! darling - new party will be up later today. Be sure to link back so you can be featured down the road! xo

    www.NorthernCottage.net

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  29. I love the yellow cuff, just stunning. I've gotta look for those supplies next time I'm at Michael's!

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  30. Okay i must be the only non crafty person but it does not keep me from trying to become one. I would love to make one but my question is: Can i glue the pendant onto a plain cuff one without a circle with edges. Thank You

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  31. Yes definitely. You do not need the rounded part. You just need to use glue that will bond metals like a krazy glue/gorilla glue, or jb weld. These glues usually take about 24 hours to really set. You also want to make sure you glue the flat part of the pendant to the cuff. If the pendant is not flat it may not adhere well.

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  32. These are so cute!! Love the yellow one.

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