Crystal Garden Bracelet Instructions Designed by Cynthia Kimura
This Crystal Garden bangle uses tropical blues, oranges and pinks for a bold accessory fit for summer parties. Our designers thought out of the box to bring you this exciting creation.
To make this bangle, you'll need to purchase teal acrylic craft paint and sandpaper from your local store. You may want to take the blue zircon rhinestones with you to match their color to the paint. The rest of the supplies can be found here at Artbeads.com.
This project will take time to dry, so be prepared to create it in several sessions. It's worth the wait!
Step one: Lightly sand down the lacquered natural plain wood bangle until the lacquer finish loses its shine. Wipe off any residual dust and paint the bangle with acrylic paint. Let the bangle dry. We applied two coats. Apply a thin coat of glossy accents over the entire bangle. You may need to apply the glossy accents in two sessions, first to the inside and second to the outside. Let the bangle dry.
Step two: What you do next depends on your preferences. If you prefer to make color and design decisions as you go, skip to step three. If you want to speed up drying time, lay the matte rose resin daisy flowers, the matte aquamarine resin daisy flowers and the matte peach resin daisy flowers on a sheet of paper. Then, glue the Sun Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones, the Indian Pink Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones and 21 of the Blue Zircon Swarovski 2028 ss16 XILION rose flatback rhinestones to the centers of the resin flowers using Gem-Tac permanent adhesive. Let the rhinestones dry.
Step three: Find something to prop up the bangle so that it will stay in place as you work. We used the acrylic paint bottle and some books, but you can use whatever you have on hand. Glue the resin flowers in a random pattern to the bangle using Gem-Tac. You will need to do this in three sections, as the flowers will not stay in place once the curve of the bangle becomes steep. Do one section, let it dry, and then turn the bangle to do the next section.
Step four: If you chose to do step two, you can skip to step five. Otherwise, set aside 39 of the Blue Zircon rhinestones and begin applying the remaining rhinestones to the centers of the flowers in a pattern that seems pleasing to you. You will need to do this in three sections as well, letting each section dry before you begin the next.
Step five: Once everything is dry, strategically fill in any gaps with the remaining Blue Zircon rhinestones. If you have extras, you can glue them randomly along the edges of the bangle. Let the bangle dry.