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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Statement Making Cuffs: How to Make A Fabulous Bangle Bracelet

Dabchick Vintage Gems Rhinestone Statement Cuff

Some of my best selling repurposed vintage pieces in my Etsy shop, Dabchick Vintage Gems,, are glamourous statement cuffs loaded with vintage charm.

These cuffs feature recycled vintage jewelry, chains, and charms all affixed to sturdy, adjustable metal cuff blanks.

These altered art pieces are fun to make and always a conversation piece wherever I wear them...

Here's how to make a statement cuff of your very own:

  1. Gather old earrings, necklaces, chains, charms, and pins.  
  2. Stick to one color palette and tone; for example I may use gold chain and charms but in a similar finish like matte.
  3. Purchase an adjustable cuff blank and some strong adhesive glue from a jewelry supply or craft store.
  4. Using sharp pliers, cut the backs of your earrings and pins off your jewelry.  

  5. Using hot glue and a glue gun, affix your heavier pieces to the metal cuff making sure not to use too much Begin weaving your chain and charms around the cuff in a pleasing pattern and affix using a strong adhesive glue.
  6. Let dry.

It's that simple.

Gold & Rhinestone Vintage Cuff
Dabchick Vintage Gems on Etsy

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