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Painted Beaded Flower Bracelet

Americana® Acrylics

Painted Beaded Flower Bracelet
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Painted Beaded Flower Bracelet

designed by DecoArt Design Team

Stretchy jewelry cord makes creating the proper size bracelet a snap.

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SUPPLIES

Americana® Acrylics

  • Buttermilk (DAO3)
  • Dark Chocolate (DAO65)
  • Golden Straw (DA168)
  • Hauser Light Green (DA131)
  • Spa Blue (DA277)
  • Warm Beige (DAO78)

Primers, Sealers, and Finishes

  • Triple Thick Gloss Glaze (TG01)

Other supplies

  • water container
  • palette or plastic plate
  • paper towels
  • scissors
  • toothpicks
  • #12 flat brush
  • glue
  • .5-mm jewelry cord (Stretch Magic)
  • beads (small; complementary colors)
  • wooden beads (16-mm round; 6-9)
  • floral foam blocks (2)

INSTRUCTIONS

NOTE: Let dry completely between painting steps.

  1. To figure the size of the bracelet, unroll some jewelry cord from the spool, but don't cut it. Thread on a wooden bead, then three small beads, another wooden bead, and three more small beads, continuing until the bracelet is the desired length. Cut the cord. Remove the beads and set cord aside.
  2. Place two floral foam blocks on the work surface. Insert toothpicks into one foam block, about 1"-1/2" apart. Place one wooden bead onto each toothpick. Line up the open ends of the toothpicks with the second foam block and connect them. (This will give the beads a place to sit independently while you paint them.) Paint each bead Buttermilk.
  3. Use a toothpick to dot on flower centers, two on each bead (one on each side). Use a toothpick to add flower petals. (Vary the colors of the centers and petals to give several different flower options.)
  4. When all paint has dried, give each bead a coat of Triple Thick Gloss Glaze.
  5. Thread the completed beads and smaller beads onto the jewelry cord as in step 1 above.
  6. Pull the cord snug and tie it into a knot, re-knotting two or three times. Add a dab of glue to the knot.
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