Momma's Boy Bracelet Instructions Designed by Artbeads
You're the first woman he's ever loved, even if he doesn't always say it. The first moment your eyes met he'd stolen your heart. The bond between mother and son is a special one, and you can celebrate Mother's Day with this simple wrap bracelet dedicated to the relationship you two share.
Step one: Stamp one section of the Lillypilly 3x3-inch circuit board design green anodized aluminum sheet, 24 gauge, with the same message we used or make up your own. Learn how to stamp metal by reading our Handy Tip in the Learning Center.
Step two: Use a size 2 saw blade and saw frame to cut the message out into a traditional ID tag shape. This should look like a rectangle with flat, elongated ends that gives you an 8-sided shape. Cut a second piece into the shape of a heart, approximately ¾ high and ¾ wide. Use a file to smooth the edges of both pieces.
Step three: Curve the tag shape using nylon jaw pliers to fit your wrist and round the heart using a dapping block. Read how to use a dapping block in our Learning Center Handy Tip. Cut out two holes on the ends of each metal piece with a hole punch. File down the tag's holes into rectangle shapes and file the heart's holes for a smooth finish. Read our Handy Tip if you need help using a hole punch.
Step four: Thread one strand of multi greens hand-dyed silk through one of the tag's holes, and then thread the end back out the same hole. Thread one end of another silk ribbon through the other hole. Wrap it around the loop created by the first ribbon, and then bring it back through the second hole. Your two silk ribbons should now be intertwined behind the tag.
Step five: The heart will act as the clasp for the bracelet. First string the silk strands from one side of the bracelet through one of the holes on the heart. Leave about 5 inches of ribbon dangling after the heart. Wrap both sides of ribbon ends around your wrist. Once you have wrapped up to the heart insert the two ribbon ends from the opposite side of the bracelet through the open hole of the heart. Pull the ribbon ends around to the other side and tie them or tuck them in.
Tools and Supplies Used:
Metal Complex 2mm Lower Case 27 pc. Playground Alphabet Stamp Set (TOOL-0032)
Size 2 Antilope Saw Blade (TOOL-0020)
Metal Complex 6mm Fancy Design Love 3 pc. Stamp Set (TOOL-0008)
3PC 5 1/2-Inch Needle File Set Cut 2 (TOOL-0018)
Metal Complex 1.5 and 2mm Hole Punch (TOOL-0012)
3-Inch German-Style Saw Frame (TOOL-0019)
ZambaPro® Nylon Jaw Pliers (TOOL-105)
Bench Block Helper with Steel and Nylon Blocks (BLOCK02)
Metal Complex 4oz Ball Pein Hammer with 10 Inch Wood Handle (TOOL-0011)
Wood Dapping Die with 2 Punches (TOOL-0014)
List of Components:
Hand-Dyed Silk Multi Greens (RBSILK-MGRN, qty 2)
Lillypilly 3x3-Inch Circuit Board Design Green Anodized Aluminum Sheet 24 gauge (EMBMT-0176, qty 1)
These are fun alternatives to those listed above:
Lillypilly 3x3-Inch Circuit Board Design Turquoise Anodized Aluminum Sheet 24 gauge (EMBMT-0175)
3 Foot Hand-Dyed Silk Royal Blue w/ Metallic Silver Edges (RBSILK-RBL-SVR)