Wednesday, August 8, 2012

Make a Statement...


One thing that having a newborn has done is made me focus on smaller projects that I have been putting off for a long time. I have all these ideas in my head but don't always get to them. 

This is one project I can cross off that list.

A friend of mine gave me a few small decorative tiles a long time ago- knowing that I like things like that. I hadn't done much with them until now. My favorite one is a Fleur De Lis one (I love Fleur De Lis- they remind me of home in Louisiana!). I thought it would be cool to make a piece of jewelry out of it.

I've dabbled in jewelry making before but this is my favorite piece so far!

To make the tile a little more decorative I decided to add some glass beads around the edges to finish it off. I used Gorilla Super Glue and some glass beads I bought at the craft store.

Then just glued them all around the edge of the tile.

To make the leather wrap I simply cut out a piece of leather to the size and shape I needed. Once the beading around the tile was done and dry I needed to adhere the tile to my leather bracelet. I used snaps and Gorilla Glue Epoxy for this task. 

I used the Epoxy to glue one part of the snap onto the tile.

Then connected the snap into the leather band.

After snapping my tile onto the band I treaded a piece of suede ribbon through the leather to use to tie the wrap down.

Then it was done!

I used the suede ribbon to tie the bracelet off.

What things have you been crossing off your list lately?


Highland Monkey's said...

Well, how cool is that. What a great way to re-cycle.

Unknown said...

That is neat! I totally get what you mean with having to downsize on your projects. I'm in that same boat until my two little ones are a bit more self-sufficient.

I love your blog, and I'm glad I decided to follow you. Come check out what I've done on my blog!

Tami Von Zalez said...

I think I would accidentally knock myself out with that bracelet ...

Popped in from Time Travel Thursday ~

Courtney said...

Cool idea Rachelle!! Love chunky jewelry, it makes a statement!!

Mally said...

Very creative. I love the leather look. Very colorful and original.

Marguerite said...

Great project and blog! Love the Fleur De Lis bracelet. Thanks so much for stopping by and following my blog! I'm now following yours, too.