Sunday, November 16, 2014

Buttons to Charm bracelet ABAC Challenge 41, OPEN

Good day Friends

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.

So I created my mold using the Amazing Mold Putty and you can go here to see how to prepare it...

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.


  1. Very fun! I might have to try the Amazing Casting Resin too. This is very pretty, your daughter might just permanently borrow the bracelet!

  2. I've never heard of the casting resin, thanks for sharing this fun project.Great idea to use the snaps to attach your pieces to the leather bracelet.

  3. Brenda... what a great idea to use those snaps to adhere your resin pieces... I have a bunch of those and never know what to do with them. I love how your pieces tuned out from the Amazing Mold Putty.


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