Dots & Flowers Bracelet
Designed by Cindi McGee - Behind These Eyes™
When I have a favorite piece of clothing, I love to make a piece of coordinating jewelry to wear with it and Makin’s Clay® is the perfect choice due to it’s versatility. This bracelet was easy to make to match this top - it’s a simple and fun accent! This would also be a great project for kids as the Clay Mixing Ruler™ makes it easy to make beads of uniform size every time!
Makin’s Clay® - Black 60g, Neon Multi-Pack 120g, White, 60g
Makin’s Professional® Ultimate Clay Machine™
Makin’s® Cutting Mat
Makin’s® Clay Mixing Ruler™
Makin’s® Flower Clay Cutters
Makin’s® Texture Sheet Set - B - Dots
Beacon® 527 Adhesive
Beading wire, closure, crimps
The Neon Pink was a bit too bright to match the pink dots in my top, so I mixed a bit of White with it to tone down the color it just a bit. Store any clay not used in the project in a ziplock bag with a damp paper towel or a moist towelette to preserve freshness.
Making beads of uniform size is easy if you use the Clay Mixing Ruler™. Simply fill the well of your choice with the clay, use the tool to push it through and roll into a ball. Then use a needled to push through and make the hole in your bead.
For this project, I made my pink beads using Well E, and my white beads using Well D.
The black flowers are actually “leftovers” from another project! Whenever I use clay cutters to cut a shape and I don’t need the shape I have cut (when the project calls for negative space instead of the cut piece), I save the pieces for later use.
Roll Black clay in the Ultimate Clay Machine™ beginning on setting #1 and moving up one setting at a time to setting #4.
Apply texture with Dots texture sheet. Cut flowers using smallest cutter from Flower clay cutter set.
Let all the pieces dry for 24 hours.
Measure and cut beading wire for bracelet. Begin stringing beads in desired pattern, adding black flowers between them by laying wire over back of one, adding Beacon 527 Adhesive, then placing a second flower over the first to “sandwich” the wire between the two flowers.
Add crimp on each end and add closure.