Composite and collage jewelry have been a big hit thus far in 2010 and it seemingly will be around for some time to come. Combining a variety of different elements into a piece gives you, the designer, a lot of freedom for expression and exploring personal style. I happen to consider myself to be a bit on the bohemian side, so therefore, I’ve created a fun bracelet using a floral appliqué and some buttons to compliment a closet full of denim and prairie dresses.
- 1 bangle, I purchased a wooden one for around $5.
- 2 wood star buttons, I 28mm and 1 45mm
- 1 18mm moonstone button
- 1 daisy rhinestone button in smoked topaz
- 1 antique 10x8mm oval rhinestone with setting in crystal ab
- 1 bottle magna-tac craft glue
- The following can be purchased by calling 1-800-9mjtrim
- 1 wood flower pendant #38609 black/dark brown
- 1 sinamay flower #54254-f
- 2 horn buttons #687087, 1 40L and 1 50L
- First remove the shanks from the back of your buttons.
- The sinamay flower is actually created by smaller flowers so pull it apart; you should be able to get 5 flowers from this one appliqué.
- Glue the smaller horn button a top the larger and top with crystal sew on.
- Glue the smaller wood star a top the larger and top with moonstone button.
- Arrange how you desire and glue using magna-tac.
- Allow your bangle to dry for at least 12 hours ideally 24 before wearing.