Take an old water bottle and turn it into a fun bangle bracelet that you can wear alone, or layer with other bracelets. This is recycling and upcycling at its very best!
How to Make a Water Bottle Bracelet
The premise of this DIY bracelet is that you’ll sandwich some pretty paper between two layers of plastic cut from a water bottle. Finish off the edges with an adhesive tape that holds it all together, but that also adds a pretty contrast to the pattern in the paper.
Supplies for this craft are minimal. You’ll just need some paper, glue, decorative adhesive tape and a water bottle. An inexpensive way to accessorize your outfit. You can make the bangles as thin or as thick as you’d like, so you can create lots of variations for mixing and matching.
Who would think that a little old egg could be the perfect resource for making mosaic jewelry? But as it turns out, eggshells are a great choice for making all sorts of jewelry and crafts. The fragile shells are ideal for creating mosaic designs and when applied to a firm base and sealed for protection, these eggshells transform into beautiful showpieces.
How to Make an Eggshell Bracelet
In this video, Tiffany Windsor shows you how to create a mosaic bracelet using eggshells and alcohol ink for the color. The trick to achieving the color variation is to sand the eggshells once the paint is dry. This way you get less color in some areas and it adds depth and contrast to the design.
Here’s another video showing you how to create an eggshell pendant. This video uses transparent acrylic paint, so you can see the difference between working with paint vs alcohol ink like in the video above. She also shows you a different technique, using a black ink pad, to achieve color contrast and blending.