Fun and bright, these bracelets make great homes for your favorite beads and bits. My first bangles were inspired by apple juice Bakelite bangles, which often include floral designs. I had a collection of vintage plastic, and the small pieces fit nicely into a bangle mold. After you master the basic bangle, play with colorants to make striped layers.
- 15–70 4–20 mm beads or found objects
- EasyCast Clear Casting Epoxy
- bangle mold
- mixing cups
- plastic gloves
- safety goggles
- chainnose or bentnose pliers or tweezers
- emery board, metal file, or 200-grit sandpaper
- heat gun
- wet/dry sandpapers in 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, and 1200 grits
- wooden craft sticks
- buffing compounds (optional)
- lathe and muslin buffing wheels (optional)
Bangle mold, buffing compounds, lathe, and muslin buffing wheels from sherrihaab.com. Check your local bead store for supplies.