We are ready for Mardi Gras, are you?
If you're not Mardi Gras ready, don't worry you've got until February 9th and Punch Place Plus can help you get there!
To create these fun Mardi Gras bangles you'll need:
- Adjustable Bangles
- Gold Mirrored Acrylic Fleur-de-lis
- Bent Nose Pliers
- Measuring Tape (to measure your wrist)
- Wire Cutters
- Metal File or Bur Cup (not shown)
(I ended up using larger beads-22mm then shown in this pic.)
To create the two hook bangle, I simply took the ends of the Adjustable Bangle Bracelet and bent them straight up on both sides.
You'll do it to both sides.
My wrist is 7.5" so I made the wire 5.875" to account for the acrylic.
You can now cut the bangle to the desired size.
These next few steps could also be used with 20 gauge wire.
Now take your Bent Nose Pliers right at the end of the wire and bend it straight back.
You'll want the end to look like this.
Before doing the other side, string your beads onto the bangle and make sure they fit and hit where you would like them to. (It won't be very fun to start over!)
Once you've got your beads on simply put your Bent Nose Pliers back onto the end and bend it back.
Now you can add your Gold Mirror Acrylic Fleur-de-lis to the end, slip it on your wrist and stick the other edge into the hole.
You can throw these babies out but I'll be wearing mine!
Happy Mardi Gras!