So I was lost on pinterest one day when I found this [ I know – gasp, sigh and ‘so stinkin beautiful ‘ ]:
I needed one so I started looking for the pieces. And got really frustrated. You think I could find any tacky floral costume jewelry in a thrift store when I WANTED to find it? No. So I kept my eyes open and kept looking and was begrudgingly patient.
*ps – even though I eventually found enough materials to make one I want to make more. Please help me pray to the thrift gods for retro look floral jewelry – I need all the support I can get.
Eventually I was prepared. I had:
- A bangle bracelet
- Some earrings I could chop up for the project
- E6000 industrial glue [ I had been watching a lot of The Sorry Girls DIY videos and they use E6000 like it’s going out of style. I’ve linked here to a video where they use it to attach table legs to a base – that’s when I knew I had to get my hands on some of this gooey wonder. I am so excited that this is my first project with it – and it worked! Although beware it is SERIOUSLY fumey ]
- Handy dandy pliers guys – I cannot live without these
- Nail polish [ WTF you ask? I didn’t like the colors of one of the flower pieces and needed to ‘paint’ it in a way that would be durable ]
First up – I used my pliers to cut off the pieces I didn’t need.
Here’s when the nail polish came in and I ‘painted’ the overbearing pink-orange flower:
Because it’s a round bangle and the E6000 needs to be able to set, I propped the bangle upright by laying the nailpolish bottle down on it’s base, and added my little pieces in a pattern that I liked:
Let it set for the recommended 24 – 72 hours for maximum durability and voila!
Ps – I’ve got news … I’ve re-opened my etsy shop and, if you like it, you can buy this one here: bracelet