Do you have some jewelry that is a bit scratched up or tarnished? I had a little bracelet that was getting too scratched to wear. I thought today, why don't I reinvent this? Here is what I came up with.
Pretty cute huh?
I originally bought the plastic bracelet off
the clearance aisle at our local WalMart.
They had a bunch of them (now I wish I had bought more)
marked down to 39 cents.
After a few wearings the silver had some scratches on it.
Here is the before.
I really had not worn it since the scratches.
I had some supplies on hand, zebra duck tape,
cute letters and my trusty E6000.
I began covering the bracelet with the zebra duck tape.
I overlapped a little on the ends.
Since the bracelet has a curve on it.
The tape was wrinkling up a bit. I decided to clip every 1/4 inch
around the edges to fold it down.
This helped quite a bit, but it still just wasn't smooth enough.
I thought I would try heating it up some.
So I stuck it in the microwave for 10 seconds. T
his softened it up enough to smooth out the wrinkles
and as it cooled it made the tape stretch better over the bracelet.
The next step was putting on the bling.
I had some letters "HOPE".
This word means so much too me.
So much that I have avoided blogging
about it for fear of not doing it justice.
I have a Styrofoam cutting tool that I heated up
to make holes in the bracelet.
I think you could heat up a skewer,
pin, or nail to make a hole also.
It is time for some parties!