Friday, May 7, 2010

Bracelet....Tim Holtz Style

I made this bracelet a while ago, as a sample for a class that never happened.  Am reminded of it now, because the other day, while visiting my friend Teri, I showed her how to make one.  I unashamedly stole  borrowed was inspired by a Tim Holtz design.   Last December, some lucky blogger who went to Tim's annual Holiday Hideaway, posted a photo of a bracelet they did and I fell in love.

It's just a length of Tim's chain (with the very cool toggle closure), and bunches of buttons, attached with jump rings.  Add a charm or five, some idea-ology pieces, and you have a beautiful one-of-a-kind piece of wearable art.  I stuck to neutrals in my button selection, but don't see why color wouldn't work too.

Teri told me about a very interesting technique involving CitraSolv cleanser and a National Geographic magazine.  I even went home with supplies, but haven't had the chance to experiment yet.  Have a feeling that will be another blog post.....soon.
Have a great weekend, and make art!

13 comments:

Dorothy said...

Love this!!!

AngieHallHaviland said...

BEAUTIFUL Eileen!! LOVE it! Have FUN with your Citrasolv!! :) FUN Stuff!!

Lori said...

Awesome work, love it! Another thing to add to the "to do" list, lol. I have seen that citra-solv tutorial on several blogs, Roni Johnson's, for one, but have not tried it. I'll be anxious to see how it turns out for you.

Nancy Lynn said...

Very nice bracelet Eileen. They are so much fun to look at and wear. You did a great job.

Tammy D said...

What a fun bracelet. How cool.

Penny Duncan Creations said...

Ohhhhhhhhhhhhhh I LOVE that bracelet!!!! Have fun getting your nails done and an evening with your friends!!!

Elaine A said...

Hi Eileen -

Love this bracelet. I've been itching to make one of these and have to find the time to sit and putter for a bit. I really like the way yours came out!

Elaine Allen

Marjie K said...

please please please tell me why I need my national geographics! Got a year's subscription from a school fundraiser last year but they are just piling up.

i love all things tim... do tell!

c.louise said...

Now that's something I would wear! Very pretty!

Diann said...

I like this so much and am wondering if it has the steampunk flavor? Thanks for sharing! Diann

Sandi M said...

Love the idea of adding buttons. It's beautiful!

2amscrapper said...

Great bracelet!

divester said...

I love your bracelet - so cute