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Nancy Soriano's newest book, "The Jewelry Recipe Book," breaks down super-chic accessories into easy-to-digest instructions. Here she shares her recipe for making these one-of-a-kind fabric bracelets.
Fabric Recipe 1: Scrap Bracelets
Bangle blanks in several
widths, 1 blank per bracelet
Hot glue gun and glue
1. Cut or tear fabric
strips measuring 1/4 inch by 6 inches; you'll need one or two strips per
bracelet. Place a dot of glue on the insides of the bangle blank and lay the
fabric strip on top, anchoring it before you start to wrap. Let the glue set
for 15 minutes.
2. Begin wrapping the
fabric strip around the bracelet. If you need an additional fabric strip, stop
wrapping when you are close to the end of the strip. Glue down the end to the
bangle (preferably on the underside). Begin a new fabric strip, glue it down
over the last strip, and continue to wrap. Use different fabric strips if desired.
3. When you have
completely wrapped the bangle, place a dot of glue on the inside, pull the
working strip taut, and lay it over the glue, pressing down. Let dry and trim
the excess fabric.