DIY Composite Bangle

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By Roseann

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.

Materials:

 

Directions:

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    1. First remove the shanks from the back of your buttons.
    2. 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.
    3. Glue the smaller horn button a top the larger and top with crystal sew on.
    4. Glue the smaller wood star a top the larger and top with moonstone button.
    5. Arrange how you desire and glue using magna-tac.
    6. Allow your bangle to dry for at least 12 hours ideally 24 before wearing.