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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 – 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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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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Paper Origami Bracelets – Bracelets that Fit Your Wrist!

I introduced my students to a new project – Paper Origami Bracelets using catalog magazines and other paper that can be reused. The kids love them! One of my students said that she wished they would fit in her wrist instead of being a bangle bracelet. She read my mind! So, I started a series of experiments on how to make the bracelet fit on one’s wrist. And, after many experiments, I found two ways of making these bracelets fit anyone’s wrist.

 The first way is to use a fastener, looks just like Velcro, but thinner than Velcro. I wanted to make sure that the fastener works and will stay put during the day. I asked one of my fourth graders to wear the bracelet for a day. It was funny because she reported to me afterwards that she played as she usually does and even did a lot of jumping jacks to see if the bracelet will stay on her wrist. You have to be careful with it though if you are wearing a long sleeved jacket and tend to push your jacket’s sleeves up and down. With normal wear, the bracelet will be just fine.

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

Now, I still wanted to find a way of attaching the bracelet without using any fasteners. After a few more experiments, I finally got found a way that works. Here are the images of how it works.

It’s really easy to put it on when someone is helping you. I wanted to see if it was easy for my fourth graders to put it on without any help. Here is the image of my student demonstrating how to put it on without anyone’s help.

Now, will they stay in your wrist? I asked five of my students to wear the bracelet all day. One of the girls said that it came off because she put her hand through the handle of her lunch box. Other than that incident, everything else was great. I had to help one of my students remove it – they don’t come off just by tugging on it (if they are put together correctly.

 So, I started out new designs (all original) for bracelets that I am offering at my Etsy Shop. These are fun to make and it’s great to be able to create new designs that could work with different outfits. Check out my next blog that has the images of the bracelet designs that are currently available.

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