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.