Nikki's just started a great new blog with the absolute best name - Bead it and Weep - with all sorts of jewellery making ideas and other fun projects. I always come away inspired. So without further ado... here's Nikki...
Hello Randomly Happy readers. I'm delighted to be writing a post for Elena's blog. My craft of choice is jewellery making and I have a bit of a bead obsession. This particular bangle revamp is very simple. I just got a bit creative with some acrylic paint and some washi tape. I used my current favourite colour combination plum, mint and gold.
This is a really simple jewellery making craft and does not require any special pliers or tools. Just a paintbrush and some paint. You don't necessarily need to buy a new plain bangle this could easily be used to update an old or thrifted wooden bangle (if it is varnished wood then you would need to sand it to get a nice finish).
Painted bangle how to
You will need:
1 drop shaped bangle (I got mine from here)
1. I wrapped some washi tape diagonally across the bangle.
2. Paint part of the bangle in one colour. I started with the plum. Paint all the sides and inside.
3. Leave to dry. I painted all the sides in one go so I stood the bangle in a bowl of rice so I didn't get paint everywhere.
4. I repeated the process with the mint green paint leaving a gap between it and the plum.
5. I used washi tape over the edges of the mint and plum paint and painted the gap with the gold paint.
6. Once the final coat is dry you could add a coat of varnish to create a shiny finish. I personal like the matt look so I didn't.