Make a handmade retro bracelet using a Craft Fantastic jewelry kit. An easy DIY jewelry tutorial idea to create one of a kind pieces of jewelry.
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Complete step by step instructions and video tutorials below!
Have you ever made jewelry before? Oh my gosh, it is so much fun! The best part is wearing it because those compliments mean so much more! Plus, it’s so fun to say “Thanks! I made it myself.”
Today I am going to show you a very simple bracelet that you can make that is sure to get lots of compliments. Especially when you customize and add your own personal style.
The bracelet is actually available in a kit from Craft Fantastic. The kit is called Round Retro Bracelet Kit. I opted for the black kit but it is also available in an antique brass finish.
Supplies Used to Make a Handmade Retro Bracelet
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- Round Retro Bracelet Kit
- Fantastic Glaze & Glue
- Fantastic Jeweler’s Dots
- Pattern Paper or Cardstock
- 1-inch Square Punch
- Cotton Swabs
Retro Bracelet Video Tutorial
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How to Make a Handmade Retro Bracelet
The Round Retro Bracelet Kit includes the elastic base of the bracelet and 8 round glass pieces. The glass pieces are where the magic happens! 🙂
To customize your own personal style into the bracelet, you will need to have some patterned paper in your favorite color, or pattern.
I am totally in love with gold foil right now and recently got this 12×12 paper stack of gold foil cardstock at my local craft store.
Pictures can also be used, just make sure they are printed on a laser or inkjet printer, don’t use originals.
A whole 12″x12″ inch piece isn’t required, in fact, I used my 1″ square punch and cut a square out of the papers that I wanted to use.
Glue the glass pieces to the pattern paper with the Fantastic Glaze & Glue.
On the flat side of the glass rounds, apply a good amount of the Glaze & Glue. When you apply it to the paper the glue will ooze around the sides, and you want it to do that so it has a good seal.
With a cotton swab, wipe around the edges to remove the excess.
Set aside and let dry completely.
When the glue is completely dry, cut around the glass with a pair of scissors.
Remove a Jeweler’s dot and apply one to each of the circles on the bracelet.
Remove the red backing from the Jeweler’s Dot and press the paper/glass round into place.
The last step is to put it on and admire your talent and amazingness!
I told you this bracelet was easy! I can tell this is going to be a favorite. With all of the colors I chose, this bracelet will go with anything!
What colors would you choose to do your bracelet in? Or would you make a necklace or a pair of earrings? Share and leave a comment below!
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