Fabulous Finds Friday — Jingle, Jangle, Bangle

bangles plain

I first saw these wooden bangle bracelets from DIYBangles at the Craft & Hobby Show. I fell in love. When I saw them on sale at a local craft store, I bought a dozen!

The wood is so lovely — not expensive, yet it has a beautiful, smooth surface that handles all types of media well. You can paint them, stamp on them, ink them, collage them with papers, wrap them with ribbon and more.

I have been having a great time playing.

Here’s one I made at CHA at the DIY booth:

 bangle decorated

And another look:

bangle decorated closeup

These were inked in several colors and then stamped (Judikins) and sealed with Liquid Laminate. (For complete instructions, and lots of ideas, go to www.diybangles.com)

Here are a few I made at home:

jewelry bangles trio

The red and blue bracelets were created using origami papers that I attached using Liquid Laminate. (You can’t see it, but the blue bracelet also has a few sparkly Hero Arts gemstones.) The white bracelet was painted with acrylic paint, then adorned with rubons and a few Hero Arts black gems. It, too, was covered with a two coats of Liquid Laminate.

My buddy Debra at Rubber Stamp Plantation is also addicted to these bangles and made some beautiful bracelets, which you can see in her gallery at www.rubberstampplantation.com

Thanks for visiting.

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