We are continuing right along with our month long Naughty Secretary Club themed edition of I Love to Create with a new spin on the Office Hanky Panky Bracelet from The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry. As if the original bracelet was not cute enough we took this new version to an all new customized level. As many of you know I am an obsessive collector of many different things from vintage Fisher Price toys to Burt Reynolds paraphernalia. Today I’m going to show you how to make your favorite collections wearable! Don’t forget we are also giving away a copy of my book every Thursday and this week you get a bottle of Liquid Fusion glue too!
Black and White Polka Dotted Scrap Book Paper
Toys (something fun and bright to photograph)
Liquid Fusion Glue
Computer Printer Fabric
7/8” Button Covering Kit
2) I used a photography light tent and took pictures of 6 different stuffed animals because there are six blanks on the bracelet.
4) When the scan shows up in Photoshop select a 2” X 2” section at 300dpi and save.
5) Next using your USB cable import your digital images into your computer and one by one open in Photoshop.
6) Once the picture is opened in Photoshop first crop as close to the sides to the image as possible making the width roughly .7” in size and 300 dpi. I chose to just use the heads of the animals.
7) Unlock your layers so that you can then use the magic wand tool to select and cut/delete your background.
8) While your animal image is open and at this point should have a gray and white check background open the 2” square of your background at the same time so that the two images are side by side.
9) Use the “move tool” to place the cut out animal image onto the black and white polka dotted image. Move the image around until it is centered.
10) Once you have done this to all 6 images place the images side by side in a word document. You might fill up the entire page with extra squares since you can not run the fabric through the printer again once it has been cut.
11) Place the printer fabric in your printer. Set your printer to print using best quality and also set your paper choice options to “other specialty” papers in most cases.
12) Once the fabric has been printed onto cut out the 6 squares you need.
13) Follow the manufactures guidelines for using the button covering kit for all 6 buttons.
14) Using pliers remove the button shanks.
15) Using Liquid Fusion glue attach each button to the bracelet blanks.
16) Allow to dry overnight!
That was easy! Make bracelets out of your collection of state plates, taxidermy, Majolica – you name it! So you wanna win a copy of The Naughty Secretary Club: The Working Girls Guide to Handmade Jewelry and a bottle of Liquid Fusion Glue? Leave me a comment and let me know what you collect. Do you love your collection enough to wear it? Give us the juicy collectible details.