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Origami Bracelet – Using “Rescued” Book Cover Paper

I “rescued” a box of book covers that were about to be thrown out. The paper is similar to poster paper (not poster board), like photo paper (but thinner), glossy white on one side. So, a new experiment begins. The design prints beautifully on it – the colors crisp and clear. I sprayed it with my fixative spray and found that the fixative does not work on it they way it should. The water does bead, however, it leaves a spot, removes a layer on the paper (the fixative and a layer of the design). The design on the paper does not run though.  I found it really strange.

 So I have two choices: find an art print spray (one that is specially made for ink) and/or use a photo ink when printing the design. I ordered both to test which one will work best.

 What’s really great about the book cover paper is that it is quite sturdy – the regular paper bracelet is 0.1 cm thick, this one is 0.15 thick. This will make a great kit for kids who want to learn how to make the bracelets.

 Here is an image of a bracelet made out of the book cover paper:

Origami Bracelet - Made with "rescued" book cover paper

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Paper Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist Designs

Paper Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist!

 

* Bracelets that fit your wrist (either with a Velcro-like fastener or without a fastener)

* Note that if you pull hard on the bracelet, it will unfasten from your wrist (as other kinds of bracelets will break). The bangle bracelet will get torn (it is made of paper). I have a blog entry that talks about how my fourth grade students tried out the bracelets in school to see how they hold up with rowdy 9 and 10 year olds!

* Original Designs

* Choices on design and background

* Treated to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof)

* Shipping Charges: $4 for up to 20 bracelets, add $1 for each additional 10 bracelets

* More designs coming soon

Sizes:

XXSmall – 5 3/4 inch circumference

XSmall – 6 1/4 inch circumference

Small – 6 3/4 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/4 inch circumference

 I can also make bangle bracelets. Choose your size and design and let me know.

Go to my Etsy Shop and Click on: Request Custom Order

Here are the images of the Origami Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist!

Origami Bracelet - Best Friends with Multicolor Design on Light Blue Background

Origami Bracelet - Blue and Purple Hues on Light Blue Background

Origami Bracelet - Multicolored design on Ivory background

Origami Bracelet - Purple Hues design on Bright Blue Background

Origami Bracelet - Purple Hues design on Ligt Blue Background

Origami Bracelet - Purple, Pink, and Blue design on Blue Background

Origami Bracelet - Purple, Pink, and Blue design on Pink Background

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