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For this bangle, I mixed Beacon Fast Finish with some chocolate brown pigment re-inker and used it to stain my bangle. I got impatient and used my heat gun to speed the drying along and it bubbled up and made those neat white speckles on the wood.

When the stain was dry, I added liquid glue to the flat areas one at a time and added Bronze Crushed Glass Glitter and allowed it to dry. One. At. A. Time. No, I did not enjoy the waiting!

Then guess what I did. Yes, I added Glossy Accents to the glitter, one. area. at. a. time.

It was worth the wait, because this bangle is cool as! It has a distressed feel, but not at all vintage, I think it looks very modern and I do not think it looks like a "craft" project at all.

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21 comments:

wendyp said...

it was definitely worth the wait for all the drying time.... its GORGEOUS!

Kristine Reynolds said...

beautiful bracelet!

Melinda Gleissner said...

Wow, I love it! The bronze crushed glass glitter looks amazing!

Barb Turpin said...

That texture is amazing, and I love the rich brown!

Carol said...

Love the brown color of this bangle, great job!

Carol B
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joy said...

You are so right - this definitely looks like a very upscale piece of jewelry you would find in a boutique, Mary Dawn! LOVE it!

judit said...

Beautiful bracelet, love the effect. judit x

Larissa Heskett said...

WOW!! What a NEAT idea using the crushed glass glitter!! I am a GLITTER HOLIC and I LOVE this!! THANKS for sharing and have a FABULOUS WEEKEND!! =)

Sue D said...

Very cool bangle--I like how you stained it.

Mindy said...

I love the effects from the bubbles. I'd wear that bangle anywhere.

mauiquilter said...

Crushed glass glitter - love the name and the effect - elegant jewelry that looks fun to wear!

Kailash said...

Love the effect the crushed glass glitter gave to your bangle, it easily looks like a piece of jewelry you would buy at an upscale boutique!!

Kelly said...

It's totally cool as! Cool as! I'm rubbin' off on you. ;)

xo

christi said...

cute bracelet. don't you love it when you get an unexpected effect when you try something.

Sherry Butcher said...

TFS your bronze color bracelet, great effect.

kathi17 said...

I love the colors and the look of you bangle. The glittered panels are beautiful, but you must have a lot of patience!!!

I've done those projects that took a couple of days because of so much waiting, but it sure is hard to wait!

Barb said...

So very rustic and earthy! Love it. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

Tenia Nelson said...

MD.....this is soooooooo GORGEOUS!!!!!

Lea said...

You gotta love those white speckles happy accidents! The glitter really adds the perfect texture and the color is one of my favs, chocolate brown always looks yummy!

Loly Borda-Towery said...

I know it took you a while, but I love the texture and the white speckles. TFS

Jan Garber said...

Your bracelet is definately boutique quality! SO pretty! The brown makes it go with almost everything in MY Fall wardrobe (hint, hint :)