Hi friends, Adrianne here today with a fun DIY Sizzix Tutorial jewelry project. It doesn't take any special jewelry-making tools or techniques - if you are handy with your Big Shot and glue, you can make this, even if you don't normally make jewelry! It's still winter here, but I'm thinking ahead to spring with these bright flowers.
I have to confess: I'm a bracelet addict. Bracelets are one of my favorite things to design and make. Paper crafting is so often about giving gifts, which is wonderful! But jewelry is a gift that you can give or keep for yourself, and you can bring your work with you everywhere you go.
You will need a few supplies to make this project. The detailed supply list is at the bottom of this page, but you'll be working with shrink plastic and permanent markers, sheets of punch-your-own sequins, leather and super glue, and the Sizzlits Summer Florals Descorative Strip die from the Brenda Walton Favorite Things Sizzix collection.
First, create your Sizzix sandwich by placing the Shrink Plastic on top of the floral die, and placing it between a pair of Extended Cutting Pads or Decorative Strip Cutting Pads. You'll be using the 1 tab on your Extended Multipurpose Platform for this project. Die cut a few plastic flowers, and color them with permanent markers. I used a pink and purple combination, setting it off with silver.
Punch a 1/4 inch hole in the center of each flower. Because shrink plastic shrinks to 1/3 of its original size, I used the medium-sized flowers for this bracelet.
Bake the plastic flowers according to the directions on your shrink plastic. The brand you're using may have different directions, but this is a step that takes just a couple of minutes. Then, choose a metallic sequin sheet, and die-cut a few small flowers. Punch these small flowers in the center with a 1/16" hole punch.
Next, cut your leather to 6 1/2 inches long, and punch three 1/16" holes, centered 1 inch apart. Layer and attach the flowers to the leather with scrapbooking brads, taking care to press the sharp ends of the brads all the way flat (so you don't scratch yourself).
Finally, add a few drops of super glue to the glue-on clasp ends. Insert the leather and hold it in place for about 30 seconds, until the glue begins to harden. Wait at least 10 minutes before wearing it, but it will dry quickly!
I hope you enjoyed this little bit of spring, and don't forget that you can use any of your favorite dies to make your bracelet embellishments! That means you can make one in all the colors you love to wear, for any season. Happy crafting!
Until next time ~ Adrianne
Other Supplies Used:
- Shrinky Dinks clear shrink plastic
- Darice Dream Sequins Sequin sheets
- Sharpie permanent markers
- 6 1/2 inches of 10mm pink flat leather
- 10mm glue-on magnetic clasp
- Super New Glue
- 1/4" hole punch
- 1/16" hole punch
- Scrapbooking brads