For a couple of gifts this year, I decided to go the homemade route. I found this tutorial for making rope bangles on the Crafts Dept. blog at Martha Stewart.
Of course this project required me to buy my first glue gun. (Shocking, I know. You would assume I would be a glue gun owner already.) And wouldn't you know, I had to buy the glue gun with the most pizazz.
|Hot pink? Check. Leopard print? Check.|
These bangles are so fun to make because of all the ways you can use the rope to make a design--knots, braids, twists--they all turn out fab!
After creating the basic bracelet shape, I used fabric stiffener to make them well, stiff. Then I gilded on the gold and copper. Painting on the metallic colors was my favorite part. I felt like King Midas turning ordinary objects into gold treasures. And my fingers sure looked liked his afterwards.
|Fancy two-tone bangle. I am got very ambitious.|
So there you have it, fun, fashionable, and oh so stackable. And the best thing, they were as delightful to give away as they were to make.