Oh Paris the city of Lights, Love, Fashion and Art, I do adore thee. Everything about Paris interests me and though I can't live there I can always dream about it . It is such an inspiration place for me so, when Unruly Paper Arts decided to do a Paris Issue theme, Oh La La.... I was thrilled. Instead of doing a paper project today I decided to up cycle an old bracelet I had using existing crafting supplies I had on hand to make it special. You can follow me through the the steps below:
This is the bracelet before, it is cute but I did feel it was missing something. The first thing I did was stamp a filigree pattern with black Archival ink on the metal discs. I didn't care that the stamped print image was off center, it made for a more vintage distressed impression.
These are the tiny charm bits I added they are the perfect Paris monuments from Retro Cafe Art. You can see the Eiffel Tower, Arc d'Triomphe, a Fleur de Lis and, of course, a heart for "amour". The little vintage paper images are also from Retro Cafe Art, that I cut out to back some of the existing charms.
These are the little wooden charms painted and then over-stamped. I also ink kiss the edges for additional depth. I attached silver jump rings too, before adding to the bracelet. The next step was to glue the people vintage images on the back of some of the existing charms.
Viola, the finished bracelet! I think it is tres manifique.
Here are some more detailed photos. Hope you enjoyed my little up cycled bracelet today .
Here's to dreaming about my favorite city....Paris.