Friday, January 7, 2011

how to make a paper bracelet


I am starting the New Year with a 
new crafty project I am excited to share.
I've been getting some surprisingly favorable comments about these bracelets from my (very stylish and particular)thirteen year old daughter Rose. 


These seem to be a hit with her and her friends. 
Here's a quick tutorial.
enjoy!


Cut a strip of cardstock or chipboard


Use masking tape to join


tape the entire piece


lightly gesso it and let it dry.


use gel medium to collage paper on it.



paint it


Collage your favorite words on it,  
your art work or a favorite quote.


Seal it by painting a coat of either resin, 
Diamond Glaze or Golden gloss medium.


Rock it!

28 comments:

iHanna said...

They are cool Alma! I always think I should do something like this with finished tape rolls, you know the large ones? :-)

Arielle said...

Thanks so much for the great tutorial! I'm envisioning several bracelets with my favorite Star Trek quotes on them! Thanks for the inspiration!

vilterietje said...

great tutorial! gonna try them as soon as i cen get to the shop to buy tape! love, riet:)

Cassie Shella said...

This looks like so much fun- I have to work today but guess what I'm going to be doing tomorrow! Thanks for the inspiration:)

QuiltNCards said...

Inspired! Thanks for the Inspiration. I have 4 granddaughters... (and 3 grandsons, but they won't wear a bracelet of any kind.) So you see I really need to be able to make jewelry. I'm going to try this for Valentine's. Thanks You so much
Terri

oneordinaryday said...

What a great idea!

Stephanie and Carlos said...

Love this to death. KUDOS to you hun for the originality!!

xo Steph fellow eco warrior!!

kass said...

what a clever idea!!

The Dreaming Bear said...

Super fun! These would make fab Valentine's Day gifts! Thanks for sharing!

Rosana Garcia Hess said...

What a lovely project...I´ll feature on my blog if you don´t mind.
Hugs from Brazil

katiebug92 said...

I featured this tutorial on my blog here: http://punkprojects.blogspot.com/2011/01/make-it-monday_10.html

xo, Katie

PBL said...

very cool! I have some empty tape rolls saved just for this purpose.

Tracy said...

I love this project, so inspiring.

Stella Pearl said...

I love this idea! So clever!

Linda said...

This is great. I can see that the teens/tweens would love this. It's different and can carry a message. Good job. Great creativity.

Janice LC said...

I've been looking for a part-time job that won't eat so much time and that would adhere to my passion, and your blog crossed over! Thank you very much for sharing these stuff, now I can start working on it :) btw, i'll be putting up my own blog within this month, and I wan't to feature your blog :) till then :)

Rose said...

*comes out of lurking* LOVE your blog. I'm featuring your blog this week in my Sunday Six list. The theme is talented designers. Thanks for the inspiration!

-rose

Janice LC - moveout said...

HI Ms. Alma!

I have made my own blog and would like to feature your samples in my next post.

here's my site's link:
http://sampolsss.blogspot.com/

Monika said...

I see these scattered around my house as little objects d'art/curios. You know what I mean. Imagine a whole stack of them thrown in a basket. Yeah. Off to play. Look out loo rolls, here I come.

Live an ArtLife said...

I make these with my children! Actually, I usually carry a small bag with small stapler, colored pencils, and a few other goodies,mostly recycled. We use them in LOTS of situations. Waiting on food, sitting in the car during errands, ect. Often, we make them for our friends.

Katherine said...

A couple of questions:

What exactly do you mean by "gesso" it?

What kind of paint did you use?

Anonymous said...

dont forget you can even create love "chains" with these, for a wedding, a birthday, a get well, a valentine, just because your great and all the reasons why. you could even add a chain for each special day in your childs life and they could have it when they have their first home. like a wearable memory album if you used velcro to overlap they could come apart and re attach for safe keeping.
wow look at the creative wild mind go.. these i havent tried but iam now. thanks agian Alma!!

Jannie said...

An excellent idea. Thanks for the inspiration - I will reblog and link back to your article.

GrAcE said...

wow!I am very inspired with your idea! I might try and do this for prep. Thanks for the idea

Candice said...

Your project's been Candoodled! I love it so I've shared it:
http://candoodles.blogspot.com/2012/05/diy-wearing-knowledge.html

Debra Kapellakis said...

Brilliant idea!

oh mercy said...

Oh my goodness!! These are perfect. I was looking for a tutorial for something I saw on Pinterest as I have a gazillion magazines and I stumbled upon this- was very excited with the ideas tumbling around my head and when I looked to discover the author of such brilliance who should it be but the ever talented, lovely Alma Stoller.

I have this "thing" about Bob Dylan and have been designing some jewelry in my journal thinking of opening another etsy shop devoted to "My Imaginary Boyfriend."

Do you mind my selling things based on your tutorial?

These are so perfect for quotes. I'm already going off in different directions- brass blanks- but these I can play with right now. In fact I owe my SIL a birthday present maybe I'll make a group of them with a bible verse she likes... Oh the possibilities are endless. I have been planning making etched metal bracelets and charms- just setting up my workspace again... And though I will do that these are so much fun I have to play.

Plus I have hundreds of words and phrases cut from magazines and books awaiting me to be inspired/ motivated to do some collage.

Thank you Ms. Alma. Glad to discover you again.

kpwondrn said...

This is such a cool idea! I am a middle school teacher and have been looking for a way to incorporate art therapy in with my kids. This is going to be a great project that I believe they will love! Thank you so much for posting it.