Hi, thanks for popping by. Today I am sharing a bracelet I made from a wooden lolly stick and a matching gift box.
I stamped directly onto the lolly stick (or tongue depressor) with the Baroque Orchid stamp that I had inked with green Staz-on. Next you need to place your stamped sticks into boiling water for 5 to 10 minutes and then turn the heat off and leave them to soak for a further 30 minutes. Remove the sticks and bend them into shape. Place them into a jar, or something similar to hold their shape as they need to dry for about 24 hours.
When dried, punch a hole in each end of the lolly stick with a crop-o-dile, apply gold gilding wax to the edges and then cover the entire bracelet with a coat of acrylic wax. Once dry, thread some beads onto cord and attach to the bracelet by threading through your pre punched holes and tie securely.
The box has been coloured with Distress inks and stamped with the Baroque Orchid which I had inked with green Staz-on as before. Once dry, assemble the box, apply gold gilding wax to the edges and finish off with some ribbon. I cut this box on my Scan N Cut, but you can easily make a two piece box that you created on a score board.
Thanks for looking