By Crafts-a lot Contributor, Mable who is an avid reader of craft blogs & magazines and is always looking to improve her crafting skills. Join Mable on Facebook to socialize and share with other crafters!
Celebrity Craft Professional Mark Montano’s latest book the Big-Ass Book of Bling is full of enough projects to cover you in bling from head to toe! This cool cuff is just one of the many upcycling crafts you can find in this book! Visit our friend Mark Montano’s website and Youtube Channel for even more crafty and DIY bling ideas!
These are two of the first projects I made for this book and I immediately fell in love with them. Something about using unexpected materials to create something beautiful just turns me on. There are all kinds of variations to this design and I’m hoping that if you make a version of this cuff you’ll share them with me. I also hope you’ll love them as much as I do.
YOU’LL NEED for the red and blue cuff
- 1 2” wide flat, silver tone metal cuff
- 2 feet of red laundry line, thick twine or rope
- 6” of blue laundry line, thick twine or rope
- 2 feet of silver tone ball chain
- Hot glue gun and glue sticks
- E-6000 glue
- Large silver tone beads
- 3”x3” piece of aluminum flashing
- Tin shears or heavy-duty scissors with serrated blades
FOR THE ORNAGE AND GOLD CUFF
- 2” wide flat, metal cuff
- 2 feet or orange laundry line, rope or thick twine
- 2 feet of gold tone ball chain
HERE’S HOW to make the red and blue cuff
Draw a 2 ½” diameter circle on your aluminum flashing and cut out with your serrated shears.
On each side of the cuff you will glue and wrap the red laundry line in circles with the tail of the laundry line trailing to the center of the cuff, but not all the way to the center. You will need a flat surface in which to glue your circle.
With the E-6000 surround the red circles with more silver ball chain.
Glue your circle on top with the E-6000 and let dry.
Glue your silver balls in the center of the red side circles and the blue and red circle and let dry.
HERE’S HOW to make the orange and gold cuff
Carefully glue 3 circles on to your cuff using the orange rope making sure to tuck in the ends so under the wrapping so that it’s neat. Use alternate dabs of hot glue and E-6000 to keep the rope in place.