Tuesday, 13 August 2013

... and a Comic Book Bracelet

We are comic book geeks in our house. Unfortunately at 4 years old, Mally isn't always great at keeping them in pristine condition(!) so we end up with lots of loose pages. Luckily there are lots of things we can do with these - like covering up an old charity shop wooden bracelet! 
I found the bracelet in a local charity shop for 20p. Bargain! I knew straight away what I wanted to do with it!
The technique is the same I used for the Photo Frames. I also used some tips from this post by The Organic Heretic, but I made a few changes as you will see. I took some of Mally's old comics that were falling apart and cut out some of the interesting bits (keeping in mind the size of the bracelet). 

Then, I started to stick them on. 
Now this may be controversial, but I used a glue stick... The bracelet, being wooden, took the glue really well and as the pieces were so small, it was a lot less fiddly then PVA would have been. A little tip is to cut some plainer pieces to fill up the background, and then you can add the detail afterwards. As this bracelet is quite rounded, I had to ensure that I smoothed over the creases as much as possible. It was pretty tricky but I got there in the end. I added some long, thin details on the inside to give it a polished look! Finally I added several coats of varnish which sealed the whole thing together, and toughened it up lots...
Mally's Granno gave him this decoupaged Spider-Man box when he was tiny. As I don't think he will be able to look after it, I think I should steal it for my jewellery creations!!! Is that OK?!
PS. Forgive the photography. We will be making some light boxes soon (and definitely before Autumn kicks in!)
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27th August 2013: Update - this post was featured here at Ashley's Dandelion Wishes
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28th August 2013: Update - this post was featured here at My Serendiptious Life
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38 comments:

  1. Very creative!!! Thank you for sharing on CSI Project "Thrift Store Turnaround"!

    Shelly@MinettesMaze

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    1. Thanks Shelly! Glad you had fun being a guest judge! xx

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  2. Great bracelet! I love unique pieces of jewelry and bangle bracelets- this combines the two!

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  3. What a lovely idea - and you should definitely keep that spiderman box safe for when Mally grows up!

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    1. Thanks Lucy! Yes, I will give it to him one day...*sigh* xx

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  4. Love it, controversial or not. I use glue sticks on my paper beads, but once everything is covered with varnish it's not going anywhere anyway! Thanks for sharing with the Upcycled Linky Party at http://love2upcycle.blogspot.com/2013/08/upcycled-linky-party-21.html

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    1. Thanks Tricia! Glad its not just me! xx

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  5. Wouldn't pva have acted a bit like the varnish? Great idea.

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    1. Thanks, I think PVA would definitely seal it etc like varnish but it would have been much more fiddly and messy (I'm VERY messy!!!)xx

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  6. OH MY GOSH!!! This is AWESOME!!! I LOVE IT! I was just at JoAnns the other day and was looking at comic book fabric home to make something cool. I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party this FRIDAY! I hope to see you there. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thanks Karla! We will drop by! xx

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  7. I like the way you have decorated the inside as well as the outside of the bracelet! It looks really great.

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    1. Thanks Heather, it was fun to find pieces that would fit exactly in the inside! xx

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  8. The bracelet is awesome! I love the zoooosh on it! :-)

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    1. Thanks! The words are my favourite part!! xx

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  9. That’s great one of my good friends would really love that. I may have to keep that in mind for a Christmas present.

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    1. Thank you! I hope you make one for your friend, they will love it! xx

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  10. I want to make one of these for myself dont have any daugthers just sons. Checking out from the Someday crafts hop have a great day lorraine at http://lorrainesresources.blogspot.com

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    1. You should definitely make one for yourself Robin! xx

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  11. So fun! My boys also have a ton of loose-paged comic books! Never thought about reusing those pages for re-decorating other objects! Thanks for sharing!

    xo,
    Jessica
    http://thedoilyduck.blogspot.com

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    1. You're welcome Jessica! There's so many possibilities for these pages!! xx

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  12. Very clever and creative. I will have to make one or two of these for my grand-daughter. She loves comic books and collects the feminine super hero/villian ones.
    Please link-up this terrific idea at our rules free Blog Strut Link Party/blog hop, Thursdays at 5:00 PM PST. Our Blog Strut isn't your average blog hop, it offers many ways to promote and give exposure to your blog and posts. We pin all links, featured posts, as well as offer free co-host spots and button/logo redesign, plus free social network link ups. Join us and show what you’ve got!! http://www.mypersonalaccent.com/linkyparty/

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    1. Thanks Sande, we will check it out! xx

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  13. I love this! I've covered heels and flats in comic print like this before, but never thought of expanding to other accessories! Looks great. :)

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  14. Thanks so much for sharing this at "That's My Style" Link Party!!! You made my day. I do hope you'll join in again. I can't wait to see what you have to share next week. :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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    1. Thanks Karla! Its a great party! We will link up whenever we have something outfit related! Have added you to our list xx

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  15. What a brilliant idea! I love it - it turned out so geek chic! I love your skittle mani as well!

    Found you through That's My Style Link Party and am now following you on Bloglovin'. I would love if you dropped by my blog.

    Del @ spud-nails.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Del! Your nail art is lovely - so much patience! I love bright colours but don't think I'd be good at the effects so just go for different ones on each nail! xx

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  16. So fun & funky, love it! love your nails too :) Michelle

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  17. Awesome. I'm pinning. Your friend, Linda

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