Sunday, May 30, 2010
Last night as I was cleaning my bathroom (bleh) one of these rings rolled out from the sink cabinet.
So I started thinking about this lonely little ring, and realized it looked a lot like a lucite bracelet, and would look pretty cool with some sort of pattern. However, this was definitely not fitting over my hand onto my wrist. A little modification was in order. Here's what you do:
Put some water in a pot to boil. Once it's boiling, throw the ring in and let it sit in there for a few minutes. Take it out with some tongs and it looks like this:
It looks the same, it's just much more flexible. First thing to do is cut those ends off. Grab a sharp knife and carefully cut 'em off. After you cut one side it might make it easier to throw it back in the boiling water to soften again, and then cut the other end off.
The ends might be a little sharp around the edges (mine were) so I took some fine-grit sandpaper and lightly rubbed the edges. Then throw it back in the water for just a little bit, maybe 30 seconds, take it out with the tongs, and bend it so it's the right size for your wrist. Quickly now, it hardens back up pretty fast!
Run it under some cold water, and it's ready for some color! You could probably use some acrylic paint and make your own pattern, but I chose to use scrapbook paper. Fabric would be awesome, too!
Measure the width of the inside of the bracelet, mine was about 5/16", and cut a strip of paper that is that wide and long enough to wrap around the inside of the ring... plus some.
Grab your trusty Mod Podge, and with a small brush, brush a coat onto the inside of the ring and stick the paper on, print side down.
Then trim off the excess paper, and cover the paper with another coat of Mod Podge. Make sure the sides of the paper are glued down well, and wipe off any podge that gets on the top or sides of the bracelet.
Let it dry, and it's done! Super fast and super easy and super inexpensive!
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