Welcome to my NEW BLOG!

Welcome to my NEW blog! For many years my projects could be found at my previous blog - www.fatcatcreations.blogspot.com. Since my business has evolved and is now known as Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™ instead of Cindi Bisson - Fat Cat Creations - I thought this was the perfect time to launch a new blog. Since I've been on this creative journey for almost 16 years - I have a LOT of project links out there in cyberworld! If you are looking for a particular project you have found on Pinterest, Facebook, FaveCrafts, HomeTalk, Twitter, etc. and the link is not working for you, please feel free to email me at cdjb11@yahoo.com and I'll be sure to get you the new link to the instructions. Have a creative day and remember to DARE TO BE DIFFERENT!

Thursday, March 17, 2016

Metallic Effects Cuff Bracelet - Oly*Fun™ Blog Hop!


Today the Designer Crafts Connection his having a Metallic Oly*Fun™ Blog Hop!  Find the links to all the projects shared by participating Designers on the Designer Craft Connection blog


The metallic shades of Oly*Fun™ just seemed perfect to me for making lightweight, flexible cuff bracelets!  I have several more ideas planned for the other metallic shades too!

Want to try it for yourself?   You could win ONE BOLT of Oly*Fun™ metallic in one of these colors! You must comment on my blog and on the DCC blog to be eligible; and visit the DCC blog to enter to win via the Rafflecopter widget.

Materials:

Gold Metallic Oly*Fun by Fairfield™
Beacon™ Fabri-Tac 
Makin's® Ultimate Clay Machine™
Makin’s® Circle Cutter Set 
Clearsnap® Designer Foils™ - Seaport, Lagoon, Goldmine, Silver Fog, Irish Eyes 
JudiKins™ Diamond Glaze™ 
Velcro® Black Self-Adhesive Tape 

Cutting mat, rotary cutter, ruler

Instructions:

Measure and cut gold Oly*Fun™ fabric to 3 1/4 x 10” (adjust length according to wrist size).


Fold short ends up 1/4” and glue down with Fabri-Tac adhesive.  Fold over lengthwise to center.  Glue.  Fold opposed side upward and glue down.   Note:  Use adhesive sparingly to avoid showing through the Oly*Fun™.


Cut 1” square of black self-adhesive Velcro® closure.  Mount one half  on inside outer edge of fabric bracelet.  Mount opposite half on outside of opposite end of bracelet. 

When closed, it reminded me of hammered metal at this point.  To make it have less “sharp” angles, work with fingers to soften the folds.  















Roll Black Makin’s Clay® to setting #1 on Ultimate Clay Machine™ (about 1/8” thick).   Randomly apply assorted shades of Designer Foils.   Roll again to setting #2 (foiling will crackle slightly).


Use smallest circle cutter from 3 piece set to cut small circles from foiled clay.  

Let dry 24 hours. 

Apply several layers of Diamond Glaze™ to each piece, allowing glaze to dry between each layer. 

Mount foiled clay discs to bracelet.  



12 comments:

  1. Hi Cindi - Such a great way to use the material. Love the colorful embellishments as well. Nice project! -Lynda

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  2. Great minds think alike! But I like yours better! LOL!! Hope you're having a great time in Chicago. Wish we could meet up but I have a HUGE deadline to finish...of course, I am way behind! UGH! Great inspiration as always xo

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