This idea has been in the back of my head for a while now and I am so happy with how it turned out!! This product includes two of my favorite things: fabric rosettes and customized hand stamped jewelry!
It does NOT get better than this :)
Would you like to know how to do it? I thought you might!
Here's a rundown of the materials list: 1/8" steel stamping set, rolling pin, rubber mallet, 1/2" aluminum cuff bracelet, black sharpie marker, 60" 1 1/2" strip of satin fabric in your choice of color, hot glue gun or E600 glue, nail polish remover or baby wipe.
Some notes on the materials
-at one point I purchased a stamping set from Harber Freight Tools here. It's a very basic print but very affordable. (I lost that set so I purchased a new one from a local mom and pop hardware store. The Home Depot's and Lowe's do NOT carry them.
-I purchased my cuff bracelets from this shop.
Let's get going!
steel stamp set
Decide where you want to stamp your word on the bracelet. I chose the outside end. With a steady hand, position your first letter and hold it in place.
Using a rubber mallet on a solid surface, pound the stamp HARD about 3-4 times making NOT to move the stamp. I found hitting it hard and fast is best. If I hit it too lightly I was more apt to slide the stamp out of position which gives you a blurry image.
Once your word is completed, take your sharpie marker and color over each letter filling in the grooves with marker.
Clean off the excess with a baby wipe or nail polish remover.
Shape your cuff around a rolling pin. Position the flat cuff underneath the rolling pin (make sure your stamped word is on the correct side!) Hold the rolling pin with one hand and bend/wrap the cuff bracelet around the rolling pin...rolling the pin as you go to curve the OTHER side of the bracelet as well.
At this point, I stretched out the sides with my hands to give it a more oval shape and then flattened the ends to make it shape to my wrist better.
Need to know how to make a fabric rosette? Check here!
Cut a circle of felt and a circle of the satin fabric slightly bigger than the felt. Glue the felt circle over the back of the rosette. Glue the satin circle on top of the felt.
Apply 2-3 dots of glue in a line down the center of the back of the rosette. See third photo in collage.
Attach the rosette to the cuff! Wear that puppy out for Valentine's Day and show it off!
Do you love this but don't want to take the time to make one yourself? I will be selling some of them at my Facebook only sale this thursday!!