Friday, June 15, 2012

fashion friday- graphic bangles





I am pretty much obsessed with bangle bracelets and wanted to create and my own graphic nbangles using one my favorite materials- shrink plastic (AKA shrinky dinks).


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1. I started by cutting stripes from of the shrink plastic and doodled on the surface with permanent marker. 2. I covered the entire surface. 3. I created a variety of strips with different doodles.

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4. Next I cut little triangles into each edge of the strips (could also punch a hole). 5. I baked the shrink plastic strips in the oven for about 30 seconds and then removed them. While they were still warm, I placed them over the top of a glass jar to get a slight bend as they hardened. 6.For a couple of the bracelets I added a chain.


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7. For the rest of my bracelets I used stretchy cord tied through the triangles. 8. I filled the cord with colorful beads.

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Simple, unique and graphic bangles!

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32 comments:

Jenxo said...

absolutely stunning :)

SreeBindu said...

loving your DIY's

Theresa said...

I love these, thank you for the tutorial! t.xoxo

Stef said...

Wowwww!!!COOOLLL!!!Love it!!

thesewinggeek said...

These are really great! I loved making shrinky dink with my kids when they were little! You have such great ideas.

ProvidenceMine said...

The instructions seem very simple, but what you end up getting is a beautiful, complex piece of wearable art!

Jess said...

Shrinky dinks were my favourite activity when I was younger. Such a wonderful idea, being able to wear your own artwork on your arm.

www.bigandbeautifullife.blogspot.com.au

DonnaL said...

Cute, cute cute! Like the beads you added, gives a little pop of color. Have a great weekend! BTW, taking the doodle class and finding out how relaxing it is to just let loose and let the pen go!

Mrs. Hahn said...

I do a simular project in my middle school classroom! I love shrinky dinks!

http://minimatisse.blogspot.com/2012/04/shrinky-dink-bracelet.html

Nic Hahn

Mira said...

Absolutely brilliant idea!

mary said...

what a fun idea! love fashion fridays

Pattie said...

Thanks Alisa! You have such an awesome vision for art and crafts! I love your ideas! Thanks for sharing.

borcherding said...

my god you are AMAZING!!

Kate Hadfield said...

Oooh, these are fabulous! Thanks for the inspiratin!

Cappuccio said...

How fun! I can definitely make these! I've never heard of that plastic but I have a feeling that it may be a new love of mine!

Robin Sanchez said...

Love your bracelets. Great craft idea to make with my seniors.

diya said...

i love all of them !

Pen@oskandoly.com said...

Gorgeous, I love shrinky plastic for making jewellery- I've made rings before and loved the results.I never thought of using beads to extend the bangle- awesome idea! xx P xx

Beansieleigh said...

LOVE this idea! TFS, and have a great weekend!

tifsong said...

you are amazing.
and totally my favorite person to blog stalk.

Kathy W said...

This is VERY cool. I'm on my way to search my stash for shrink plastic. Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Is there a local source for those gorgeous beads?
Sandy

Janna Werner said...

These are gorgeous, Alisa! Janna

Judy H in NC said...

running to get the shrinky plastic out of the drawer and getting busy! What a fantastic idea. As usual, you are brilliant.

Jeans 'n Tshirt said...

love your unique jewelry! and these beautiful bracelets and necklaces you have shown are so inspiring!! i will have to try it with some of my favorite doodle delight sketch!

Sheila said...

Love them!!! So creative!!!

vintagevixenarts said...

These turned out fab! I have used ol shrinky dink in my jewelry for years,and find it fun too. I would love if they came out with thicker sheet's, for my artsy purposes.

Anonymous said...

I love all of your posts - thanks esp. for this one! I tried these last night but they kept breaking when I took them out of the oven. What is the trick? What temp do you use?
Donna

beki said...

I love this idea! So fun ;-)

Fashion Bracelets said...

Wow its absolutely amazing graphic bangles. Its look too beautiful. As well as Its very easy to made in some material. Its too good post.

kat @ withachanceof said...

This is adorable! I love playing with shrinky dink. What a fun new thing to try. Thank you!

<3kat

Shanese said...

These are beautiful, thanks for the tutorial! My doodles are similar to yours!

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