I am here to show you another idea that I came up with for making a charm bracelet for Week 3 over at Anything But a Card Challenge 41 OPEN. So, now we will take a quick walk through of my bracelet...
It all started with my daughter giving my some buttons to make something for her. She wants to be a mermaid for Halloween (she never did get to be a mermaid) and bought these cute sea inspired buttons. "Mom, I want something, anything!", is the only direction she gave me. Instead I made something for myself. Hehehe. I figure if she likes the bracelet, she can wear it also.
Then I painted my mold with the Alumidusts. I just love the rich color they bring to a piece.
I mixed my Amazing Casting Resin with a drop of Alumilite Flo Green Dye and poured my molds and you can see mixing instructions here.
This is the bracelet kit I was going to use. Thrift shopping I came across a bag of these leather straps of about 50 of them for $1. Nope, couldn't pass it up but didn't know what I was going to do with it either. Now I do...
Using ordinary scrapbook snaps. Make sure you use the kind that do
NOT have the hole in the center though.
I placed them in the resin right before it was almost completely cured,
which in turn becomes one piece.
And here is my finished bracelet. Since I craft either late at night or during the day when no one is home it's hard for me to take pictures of some of the things I do, but you actually use your brad setter and just hammer your snaps into the holes provided and it holds very well.
I added a clasp and now I can let my daughter "use" the bracelet if she so chooses.
Now I hope I've inspired you to create something for this week's challenge at Anything But a Card and remember it's an OPEN theme, so seriously, ANYTHING goes. Also please mention us in your post and link back to our page. I can't wait to see your projects.
As always, have a great day and God Bless.