Introduction: Gustav Klimt Jewelry

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Make Gustav Klimt inspired jewelry with this simple craft stick DIY!

Step 1: Watch the Quick Tutorial Here!

Step 2: Stuff I Used

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E-6000 Spray Adhesive and Glue

Americana Multi-Purpose Sealer

Popsicle sticks (I like the jumbo sticks)

Spray water bottle

Metallic gold paint marker

Gems (optional)

Step 3: Here's How

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1. Boil the sticks for about 10 minutes until they are soft

2. & 3. Gently bend them to fit inside of the mouth of a small glass and let them dry overnight *Different sized glasses make different sized bangles

4. Position and trace flat Popsicle sticks on your art and cut out the shapes

5. & 6. Spray the face of the cutouts with water and the back with E-6000 Spray Adhesive and then stick the art to the curved Popsicle stick

7. Edge the bracelet with a gold paint marker

8. Seal with a multi-purpose sealer

9. Add gems with E-6000 glue and a toothpick


HollyMann (author)2016-10-01

I love these - Klimt is still one of my fav. artists. :)

HollyMann (author)HollyMann2016-10-01

Also, I'm so amazed those were made on popsicle sticks! :) WOW - impressive. I love your video also. It helps a lot.

janetfi made it! (author)2016-09-25

May I say, the soaking and shaping step was the most frustrating thing I'd ever done. :) I broke 19 out of 37 sticks. Did you add salt or anything to the boiling water? It took wayyy longer than 10 minutes, and they still had a propensity to split. I finally handled them hot and figured out which way to wrap them around a rolling pin (see pics).

They didn't dry overnight either, but I stuck them in my dehydrator for about an hour, and they were perfect. We sanded off what roughness we could, but I wish I'd kept some of the ones that split a little and just sliced off the split wood with an X-acto knife. They would've been ok then.

Also, I wish we'd had oval cups to shape them in. That way the ends wouldn't look more straight than the rest of them.

I wasn't careful to make sure the bends were symmetrical so I often had a little twist. When I realized that, I took long ones and purposely twisted them for little girl-sized wrists. They were coveted by the girls at our party!

Once we had them ready, OMG, decorating them was the most fun I've ever had! I had to watch out not to touch the wet/drying paper with a sticky finger or some of the print came away onto my finger and I was left needing a way to cover the blemish. :( I kept using the dehydrator to speed up the time in-between steps, and I bet an oven on the lowest setting would do the same. This way, the paper and glue and sealant dried faster. My final wish is that I had sanded the paper flush to the wood before using the paint pens. But I still LOVE THEM! I'm gonna make more right now. Thank you SO MUCH for the idea!

janetfi made it! (author)janetfi2016-09-25

Here's the purpose twist I mentioned.

flyingpuppy (author)2016-09-03

awesome Christmas gift ideas!

parisusa (author)2016-09-02

Klimt brought this simple craft up to a whole new level! From Girl Scout craft to "I want to wear these as an adult" jewelry! You are awesome!

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