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Topic: Fabric Bangles- Addictive!  (Read 986 times)
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« on: April 16, 2009 07:36:31 PM »

These are pretty intuitive and fun to make. All you need is some fabric or fabric ribbon and a suitable base (like those you get when you finish a roll of tape) to wrap. Make sure to glue or sew the fabric to the base well. You can achieve different results by varying the type of fabric and the width of the base, or even sewing beads or buttons. The possibilities are endless. I'd like to see what Craftsters can come up with!
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2009 08:17:15 PM »

I agree they are addictive. I've made a lot of these in the past. They are really beautiful, however I don't find them much of a seller at craft shows and things. It's strange. I'd love to know how you did the lacey ones. Those are really fantastic! I usually just wrap the ribbon around a wooden bangle base that my dad makes or use recycled plastic bangles. I really like some of the techniques that you used. the checkered one there is that two ribbons woven together? Brilliant idea!

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« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2009 04:59:40 AM »

nice ... I saw the wooden bangles in the store, but would like a more economical base.  I don't come across the empty tape roles often.  thanks.

« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2009 07:22:26 AM »

catdaddytn- what about a large tube from wrapping paper? think if you cut it into sections how many bangles you could get out of one of those!!!

I love these, but unfortunately find wearing things on my wrists highly uncomfortable (no bracelets, watches, or even wrist-length sleeves). But i know a lot of people who are madly in love with bangles- i can't imagine why they wouldn't sell at a craft show! they're so expensive in the stores!

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« Reply #4 on: May 12, 2009 05:58:28 PM »

These are gorgeous - I must say, I can't believe they don't sell either.
I love bangles, however having very small wrists means that chunky ones look a little odd on me.
Its very hard to find any at all, unless I buy very thin metal ones, and stack heaps of them...
Sounds lovely when I move, but they break too easily, and I can't personalise, or have as much colour as I would if I could make fabric bangles.

« Reply #5 on: May 12, 2009 06:43:10 PM »

i think that fabric bangles don't sell that well because they seem fragile. I've made ribbon bangles before, too...and although they are absolutley beautiful, they're more fragile than other kinds of bangles, like resin or just painted and sealed wood.

They are absolutely beautiful though. I'm addicted to making them as well Smiley

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