Butterfly Charms Bracelet with Barbara Poland-Waters

Learn to create your own charms from shrink plastic using a variety of media. Then learn two different methods for assembling them into a bracelet.
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For the charms:
• shrink plastic (Grafix Shrink Film, Clear)
• 400-grit sandpaper
• rubber stamps (sizes should be about double the size of the charms you wish to make)
• black permanent dye ink pad (Staz On)
• permanent markers and/or colored pencils
• scissors with fine- or needle-nose tip
• 1/4" round hole punch
• cookie sheet
• non-stick silicone baking sheet
• matte finishing spray (Plaid Craft Clear Acrylic Sealer Aerosol Spray, Matte)
• gloss spray (Krylon Triple Thick Crystal Clear Glaze)

For the bracelet assembly:
• rolo chain
• 4-5 mm ID18-gauge jump rings
• magnetic clasp
• 2 pliers, needle-nose or chain-nose
• wire cutters

For the variation:
• drill with 1/16" drill bit
• fine point permanent marker
• needle tool
• 18 gauge 5 mm ID jump rings
• tube clasp
• 2 pliers, needle-nose or chain-nose

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Barbara Poland-Waters

Barbara Poland-Waters

Barbara enjoys working with a variety of media, including polymer clay and art plastic. She has always loved colorful things as well as symmetry in design. Those two attributes tend to draw her eye when she is going about her daily life. She has always felt a strong drive to create things. Even when she was very young, she would make posters to celebrate a relative's birthday. She got involved with polymer clay because of the versatility of the material and the many things she eventually learned one could do with it.

Sometimes an idea will come to Barbara suddenly, and she will ruminate about...
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