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Origami Bracelet – Justin Bieber Bracelet

This is a gift I created for… yes, a Justin Bieber fan (go ahead and squeal!.) Anyway, this is a sample of another customized bracelet. I once again used the 3/8 inch strips so that the pictures come out clear and crisp. One side has all the pictures while the other side has hearts. This is also not for sale – you really couldn’t and shouldn’t sell hand made things with pictures of celebrities or famous (infamous) people. It’s illegal and just not right. Anyway, I just wanted to share how the bracelet turned out to give people an idea of what a customized bracelet with pictures could look since my sample of the “family bracelet” had pictures of another kind of family – the animal family.

 Here is the image of the “Justin Bieber” (squeal) bracelet.

 

The recipient of this gift will be quite thankful.

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Origami Bracelets – Inspired by Twilight

Someone requested a bracelet with a design inspired from the movie, Twilight. So, I had to figure out what kinds of designs I can use. So, I came up with a few designs (yep, can’t settle for only one). Of course, after I showed her the designs, a friend of her had to ask for one that includes a wolf – hmmmm….

 So, here are the new origami bracelets inspired by Twilight

 

This design can be on one side or on both sides of the bracelet. Here are the other designs that can be mixed and matched – that means, each side of the bracelet can have a different design.

The quote says: The lion (pic of lion) fell in love with the lamb (pic of lamb)

Here are the images of the other designs:

I tried a bigger sized strip – the 1/2 inch was just too big I thought – the 3/8 inch was just right – looks like a cuff. 

 Of course, here’s the one with the wolf:

These come either with a fastener (Velcro-like, but not Velcro), or without a fastener. My other blogs show how to attach the bracelets.

 

* Choices on design (you can have the design on both sides or a different one for each side

* You can customize the bracelet with your own message/name

* Paper made from “rescued” book cover paper (book jacket paper) – stronger than regular paper

* Treated to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and will not fade

* Comes with 10 extra strips (to expand the bracelet later on)

* Comes in a special cardstock container

* Includes instructions on how to attach the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces

 

Sizes: (for 1/4 inch strip)

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

 

Sizes: (for 3/8 inch strip)

XSmall – 6 1/8 inch circumference

Small – 6 5/8 inch circumference

Medium – 7 1/4 inch circumference

Large – 7 3/4 inch circumference

XLarge – 8 1/8 inch circumference

There you go – now, I have to come up with a new design for a new idea…

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Origami Bracelet – How to fasten the bracelet (without a fastener)

Here is a clearer image of how to fasten the origami bracelet (without a fastener)

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Esty Treasury List

My first Etsy Treasury List

http://www.etsy.com/treasury/MTkwMDkxODd8MjYwNzU2MzI3NA/treasury-list-original-art-original?index=0

My first Etsy Treasury List

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Origami Bracelet – Special Container

Here’s the special container for the origami bracelet. It has two pockets, one for the bracelet, and another pocket for the extra pieces you might need for the bracelet (to make it longer or just in case a piece or two might need to be replaced). It is made of cardstock. It keeps the bracelet and the pieces together and makes it easy to mail the bracelet.

Origami Bracelet Special Container

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Origami Bracelet – Now Available at Etsy

Origami Bracelets – Made of Book Cover Paper and Fits Your Wrist

 

* Bracelets that fit your wrist (without a fastener)

* Paper used is book cover paper (book dust cover) that I “rescued” from being thrown out

* Paper is stronger than ordinary paper

* Original Designs (Choices on design and background)

* Design comes out crisp and bright

* Treated with art spray to make the bracelet water resistant (it is NOT water-proof) and sun resistant (will not fade)

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

* More designs coming soon

* My blog shows instructions how to fasten the bracelet and how to add (or remove) pieces if needed (10 additional pieces of the bracelet are included)

* Great for kids

* Blog link: http://paperquillingideas.com/category/paper-origami-bracelets/

 

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

 

Origami Bracelet - Cel21 Blue

Somebody asked me what the “Cel” in the beginning of each order means – it’s actually short for “Celebrate” – things are not always so great and especially now, a lot of us are experiencing some challenges in life – in spite of that, I think we should find something to celebrate – life, friendship, love, colors – and I try to show that “celebration” through the bracelets I create. (What a sap!)

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Origami Bracelet – How to Add (or Remove) Pieces

So, you have your origami bracelet but for some reason you want to remove some pieces, or add pieces (especially if you’re a kid and the bracelet does not fit anymore). Here are the steps on how to add (or remove) pieces from your origami bracelet.

1) Look at the edge. This is the part you will work with.

2) Remove any piece between the two arrows. (The reason for this is that the ends of the bracelet have been especially treated and glued together.

3) Use a toothpick and gently push out one of the pieces. The paper (book cover paper) is strong but you still have to be gentle with it. If the piece tears, just replace it with the extra ones. I include extra pieces with any bracelet that I sell.

4) The first one is out.

 

5) Do the same thing with the other side.

 

6) Now you have two pieces of the bracelet. Add (or remove) the number of pieces you need. It must be an even number. When you add a pair, you add 1/4 inch to the length of the bracelet.

7) The “connector” piece must be added like this. Put both sides through.

8) Fold the piece, and then put it through the slot (second arrow).

9) The first part is inside. Make sure it goes in the slot. Now, do the same with the other part.

10) Push the last part in gently until it goes through the slot.

 

 

11) The bracelet is connected and the arrow is pointing at the “connector” piece.

There you have it!

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Origami Bracelets Using Book Cover Paper – Success!!!

I just love it when a plan comes together! Yes – it works. I received the art spray and began the next phase of my “experiment” – to see if it will work on the book cover paper that I am using for the new origami bracelets. I printed the design using regular ink cartridges (not the photo ink cartridge that I ordered) and treated the paper. After spraying it three times (just to be sure) I checked to see if the water will damage the design or the paper. What’s really cool is that the paper looks exactly like it should after being sprayed. The colors remained the same and it seemed like it was not sprayed with anything. Now, for the test – I dropped water on the paper, and yes, it did not go through – the water beaded – and after wiping off the water, the design and the paper remained the exact same way it was!

 Here is the image of two new designs using the “book cover” paper for the origami bracelets. I plan on using this paper for my other bracelet designs. The only difference is that this paper has a white background so I might have to change the background color for the other designs or just print it with a white background. More experiments to follow…

Origami Bracelets Using Book Cover Paper (similar to a book dust jacket)

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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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Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist Models

I asked some of my students to model the bracelets for me.

 Here are the images of my fourth graders wearing the origami bracelets:

Origami Bracelet Models

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Model

Origami Bracelet Models

 

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