Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Book Bracelet DIY

Not long ago I posted a beautiful book page bracelet on my FB page by the artists Lyske Gais and Lia Duinker. People went a NUTSO-BANANAS asking how to make one, so I did a little research and came up with a way to make something very similar.  FYI, Lyske and Lia's bracelet is bound like a real book which probably took them weeks and weeks to complete.  My version is a little less time consuming to create but it still took a while!  My suggestion is to hunker down in front of a good movie or two while you're preparing.  As always, have fun, be creative, make stuff!  
xoxo, Mark
You'll need tons and tons of tiny pages.....Did I say tons?  I meant TONS!
Don't forget to make your favorite book cover for the ends!

Not that's a big ass book bracelet!
See how it's put together here!
Stuff You'll Need
E-6000 Glue
Copied and reduced book covers
Cereal box cardboard
Book pages
White glue
Cut a long strip of leather that is 1 1/4" wide and 1" longer than your wrist measurement
Mark 1" at the end of the strip
Cut at least 500 mini book pages that are 1 1/4" x 2" 
*You will be folding the 2" pages in half creating a 1 1/4" x 1" book
Fold 10 pages at a time to get the crease
Line them up one by one and hold them together with a clothespin
*You'll need as many of these as it takes to circle your wrist
Add E-6000 glue to the folds and glue them on the rough side of the leather
Keep pages upright with a wood block on each side so the dry properly
Keep glueing book pages along the entire strip except for the 1" at the end
Cut a 1" x 1 1/4" piece of cardboard
Glue your book cover to it to create a mini hardcover for the bracelet
Glue the covers to each end with more E-6000
Add Velcro on the 1" overlap to close the bracelet once it's filled with book pages.
Julie rocking her book bracelet!
The original by Lyske and Lia.....Just beautiful! 


  1. So cute! It reminds me of making tiny dollhouse books but, you can wear it.

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  3. Hi! Just found this...amazing! I now know what to do with my damaged paperbacks! Love it.