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DearKate
« on: January 19, 2005 05:37:54 PM »

Hey everyone!
The art club at my school is trying to raise money for a field trip to the Chicago Art Institute.  I live in a small town in Illinois, so art club has absolutely no funds.
I make bracelets (mostly reconstructed) and thought it might be a good idea to sell those in the school.

Now here's the hard part: I need ideas for a simple bracelet that won't be hard to make.  Now I'm not talking about those skinny, differently colored string bracelets you make in Girl Scouts.  I need something that people would actually buy and would look pretty cool.

I've made a few pop-tab bracelets and button bracelets, but those take too long to make.  Does anyone have anything that would be unique and easy??
All help is appreciated!!  Grin

Kaitlynn
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« Reply #1 on: January 19, 2005 05:39:45 PM »

never tried it but do something like this,

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=20315.0

and add snaps to make cuffs.

Just saying what came to mind! I'll post anything else I can think off!
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« Reply #2 on: January 19, 2005 05:42:26 PM »

I make jewlery...what about something like these?


It is just made of glass beads strung on a self-curling sterling silver wire


Or this? Just plastic beads on a wire and a bunch of jump rings connected together, and a clasp on one end.

I hope I helped.  Grin
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« Reply #3 on: January 19, 2005 05:52:57 PM »

I like the candy wrapper idea.
  • Maybe laminate old pictures collage style or sew them to felt/foam and add snaps
  • Hot glue a silk flower to a large hairtie

Hmm... not feeling too creative currently
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DearKate
« Reply #4 on: January 23, 2005 01:16:29 PM »

Thanks for the ideas!  I'm trying all of them!
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« Reply #5 on: January 25, 2005 12:38:13 PM »

Get clear, stretch elastic thread, and some beads (any size works, as long as it is large enough for the thread, string the beads, tie a knot.

Advanced variations: Use a beading needle (the kind that are like flimsy wire), it'll go faster.
Use crimp beads on either side of the knot and run the excess back thru, crip and then cut off excess
Polymer clay bead:  This takes a bit more, but you could come up with some cute stuff.
Get some polymer clay, portion out into smaller than a dime-sized balls, flatten into a squarish shape and put a square dent in it.(I used the Pause/Break key from my keyboard) Put wire thru to make a hole.  Bake
Cut out cute pics to put in the dent, varnish on and string onto bracelet.
They'll look like this: http://www.takewrning.com/Jewelry/Bracelet/Plate/index.htm
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