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« Reply #30 on: July 23, 2006 07:11:08 PM »

Well here is my before picture:  This was actually painted by my grandmother- she is not the greatest artist but I loved the colors.

I don't have a lot of wall space, and don't think I could revamp this so that I would be willing to put it on my wall.  Plus not that many people come to my apartment so who would get to see it after all my hard work.  I tend to like practical things.  And what is more practical than BRACLETS?!!?!

You probably can't tell but these bracelet's are made out of pieces of gourd.  Cut and sand the gourd pieces, drill holes, paint the back and sides, decoupaged bits of the picture on, covered the picture with Galaxy Glass, strung on stretchy string w/ beads, and it's a bracelet.

Then I was inspired by the glass marble bracelets I have seen on Craftster.  I made the marbles but don't have the bracelet forms yet.... pretty but not bracelets yet.

and these extra pieces will probably be made into necklaces

I still have lots of the original picture left so who knows what else I will come up with?

What an awesome idea!!!! This had to make your Grandmother proud.

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