Saturday, August 29, 2015

SAF 2015: Accessories Challenge - Wooden Bangles

Accessories Challenge time!  Make incredible boutique worthy accessories with a few paper crafting supplies!  

Two projects are featured in this slot for the Papertrey Ink Stamp-a-faire...  Erin Lincoln is showing you how to make felt necklaces and I'm sharing my techniques for decorating wooden bangles (via video).   Everything is located on Nichole Heady's blog.
It's been a long time since I last filmed a tutorial, but this occasion called for me to step up to the crafty plate.  In my video I'll bring you a bit of info and a bunch of useful tips on how to take a simple Popsicle stick (which should be shaped and dried ahead of time, detail on how-to are on Nichole Heady's blog) and transform it into a beautifully hand crafted piece of jewelry. 
I'll go over two ways to personalize them... 1) using your own stamps and 2) with pattern papers.  The sky is the limit!  The bangle set above is the one I create in the tutorial video.
It would be a good idea to create a few basics in neutral colors and metallics.  These are perfect for mixing and matching, see ideas below.

All supplies are listed on Nichole Heady's blog.

I seriously can not wait to see what you all come up with!!!  I'll be watching!

If your wondering what's going on today, wondering what the winner of the challenge will receive, or just wanting to participate... check out Nichole Heady's blog for all the detail.  Hope you enjoy the challenge!

Thanks for stopping by!



  1. Hi, I'd really love to learn to do this but can't find the link for a tutorial on how to bend the popsicle sticks

    1. Supplies and how-to instructions are listed on the Papertrey Ink blog here...

  2. Beautiful designs, Maile! You're my favorite card designer and I'm always so impressed and inspired by everything you create. It's very interesting to see how your style applies itself in different craft materials. :) Thanks for the tutorial!

  3. Your bracelets are adorable, Maile. My weekend was tied up with an out-of-state family wedding so didn't even attempt making your wooden bangles. Might have to try it sometime this winter though. TFS!

  4. These are fabulous, Maile! Sage and I had so much fun making ours!