Thursday, October 04, 2012

handmade wooden bangles

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I am a little obsessed with bangle bracelets and recently had the bright idea to use my handy wood burning tool to create some unique wooden bangles. While I could have used store bought wood bracelets, I decided to get really creative and use tiny embroidery hoops for my bangles. They are the perfect size for my wrist!

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1. I separated the hoop and used the inside piece. 2. Next I used my wood burning tool and burned designs into the surface of the wood. 

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1. Next I used a variety of wooden beads 2. and burned designs into the surface of each one. 3. I used stretchy cord and strung my beads into a bracelet.


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64 comments:

Karena said...

Alisa these bangles and bracelets are wonderful; love them!

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Katie Bolinger said...

the tiny embroidery hoops are an awesome idea. Thanks for the inspiration.

April O. said...

Well, look at that. You are so very creative!

Carmen said...

Great idea.

Sylvie Créative - Créations Ma Déco Maison said...

Very smart cute bracelets! I love them and the creative idea! Chapeau!

Giggles said...

Wonderful!! I was thinking the three solid bangles bound together with colored wire or thread would be cool too!!

Hugs Giggles

TLN said...

Fabulous! Thanks for sharing!

HollyM said...

How creative! And I can't imagine how you did those beads without burning your fingers!

Joanne said...

fantastic

cjsrq said...

Fantastic idea! Beautiful work! I also really enjoyed your beautiful sand pictures. I am reminded of the quilting art of trapunto with the puffy looking sand.

Faygie Fellig said...

wow! awesome as always

Daisy Girl's Art Studio said...

I love these so much!! I always love your creations.

An Eye for Detail said...

What a great idea!!! love love them.
One question: what is the inside diameter? I have a very small wrist and often have problems with bangles being too large. Can you give that size to us?? Thank you! Going over to Twitter to retweet right now!

Rita said...

How creative! What a great idea and they came out so cute. I can picture you adding color, too.

Cam Fairbanks said...

using embroidery hoops--genius! the bangles and beads look great :)

Milynn {Love + Whimsy} said...

Love this DIY! Such a simple and creative project

Jean M. said...

Love these:)

Julie said...

Gorgeous pictures of the bracelets and the sand scenes! Awesome!

Melody Nunez said...

Seriously genius. Keep up the great work, Alisa - and that you for sharing! :]

Dianne said...

Very cute!

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

great idea! they came out amazing....love that arrow- i'd buy that! ;)

Giovanna said...

Another fabulous, creative idea. Thanks for sharing Alisa!
xx

Little Treasures said...

Gorgeous!!

Shirley Pando said...

that is just the coolest!!

Jennifer Pebbles said...

these are awesome!! I am so making some!!

Michelle L. said...

Love the bracelets and ADORE the beads! I must now ferret out a woodburning tool, pronto!
Thanks for a great tutorial.

Lalav said...

Must have been so much fun!

PanzellJewelry said...

Those look so hot!

~PanzellJewelry

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Adina Smith said...

OMG what a pretty Bracelets. This is my first time to this site but my friend has told me about your work and you are very very good!
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Angela said...

I too found your site from a friend. Like you, I like to craft with things "outside the box" of normal materials. Clever thinking on the embroidery hoops. A long time wood burner myself, I'm sure I'll be raiding my embroider supplies soon. lol

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Anonymous said...

Awesome. I like how you used the embroidery hoops. An alternative for other wrist sizes (small children or larger adults), you can use popsicle or craft sticks. Search google on how to bend them into a bracelet.

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