These bangles are decoupaged to look like rope, cord, or metal chain. The clip art is sized to fit particular bangle circumferences.
Wood Bangle How-To
Tools and Materials
Printable rice paper
Decoupage glue, such as Mod Podge
Bow and Rope Clip Art
Chain Clip Art
- Using brush, paint bangle white, inside and out. Let dry. Paint inside with an accent color. (Mask exterior with painters' tape if needed.) Let dry.
- Download clip art, and print onto rice paper. With craft knife, cut out design, leaving a very thin margin of paper. (Cut away larger areas of negative space, as inside the bow of the thickest bangle, above.)
- Brush glue onto outside: Working with one-fourth of the bracelet at a time, slowly apply clip art. Once all the way around, connect ends of clip art. Let dry 20 minutes.
- Brush glue all over exterior of bangle. (It will look cloudy when wet but will set clear.) Let dry.
Dome exterior bangles, in 3/8", 5/8", 1 1/4", and 1 3/4" widths, from $3 each,diybangles.com. Lucite bangle, medium, in Pink, $115; and powder-coated Miss Havisham bangle, medium, in Orange, $170;alexisbittar.com. Printable rice paper, by Hanshi Practice Paper, $11 for 100 sheets,nycentralart.com. Multisurface satin craft paint, by Martha Stewart Crafts, in Marmalade, Wild Salmon, and Wedding Cake, $2 for 2 oz.,michaels.com.