Introduction: Bracelets With Deep Meaning

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Wearing personalized jewelry is trendy. It fits perfectly not only your style and complements your wardrobe. But adds something extra.

I promise when you wear this bracelet you'll smile instantly.

Wether it's the name of your children, boyfriend, pet, your favourite song, an important date or a quote that inspires you. So many possibilities!

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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A set of alphabet stamps

Polymer clay

Exacto knife

Chain

Jump rings

A closure

Step 2: Prepare the Clay

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First of all you'll have to condition the clay. Just warm it up kneading and rolling between your hands until it's easy to work with.

Roll it out using the knife's handle or other cylindrical object (a glass or bottle)

Make sure then width is even.

Step 3: Stamp

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The most difficult part of this craft is deciding what are you going to write. There are so many good options that you'll want to make many bracelets.

Once you´ve decided, choose the letters. If you are using a scrapbook set like mine, it will come with a base where you put the letters together.

If your stamps don't have that, you'll have to stamp one by one. Don't worry, it will work too.

Step 4: Cut

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Trim the excess of clay. I made simple rectangles, but you can make other shapes too.

Make some holes at the edges too.

Step 5: Bake

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Because I wanted that my rectangle had a little curve, I bended a paper and use it as a base to lay the clay while baking.

Follow the manufacturer´s instructions for baking. Mine was in the oven for 20 min at 250 F.

Step 6: Assemble the Bracelet

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Use the jump rings to join the clay with the chain.

Don't forget to add a closure.

Step 7: Repeat

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It will be so awesome that you'll want to make more.

It's perfect as a gift.

If you make two bracelets that complete a quote, keep one and give the other one to your mom, best friend or sister. That will be the best gift ever!

Comments

BLASTFEMI (author)2017-08-24

Very inspiring! Is the clay pretty strong? I have some ideas to make some of these. Thanks for the inspiration. I think they would be cute painted or 'antiqued' with a wash too.

Thanks! Yes if you choose the correct clay it´s strong. I stick to Premo by Sculpey, it´s very strong and because we are using a chain and clamp, it doesn´t get pulled. If you tie them to a stretchy thread, for example you will be pulling the clay and that might not work. Good idea! Antiqued will look awesome. Could you share a picture if you make one please?

John T14 (author)2017-08-23

wow

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