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
Leather
Scissors
Velcro
E-6000 Glue
Copied and reduced book covers
Cereal box cardboard
Clothespins
Book pages
Ruler
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! 


2 comments:

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

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