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silver fingerprint bracelet (or charm) knock off

one of my favorite posts…and most pinned is my fingerprint pendants (go HERE) They are so fun and easy and it’s a great gift for moms that doesn’t involve macaroni and glue….

they can be turned into charms..keychains..necklace and bracelets (mine are being used as ornaments on a christmas tree)

And then i saw these—and i thought…phew. that’s alot of money for something  i can make from sculpey and spray paint..

inspiration picture

so i did… fingerprint bracelet

PicMonkey Collage fingerprint PicMonkey Collage pendant

1. roll it out (sculpey is the brand i used)

2. push your kids finger in it.

3. cut it out

4. poke holes (if you want a keychain just do one)

4 1/2 (not pictured) cause i don’t want you to see my dirty oven–bake according to package directions

5. spray paint..i wanted it to look like metal so i used a nickel colored spray paint from krylon

6. get jump rings

7. put on jump rings

8. add chain or bracelet…

bracelet

enjoy! the  inspiration picture: $75

mine: $2 ( i had literally had everything on hand…i didn’t buy anything!)

someone asked me how far a 2 oz sculpey block would go…

answer..pretty far! you could probably get 10 out of it!

bracelets check out these other fun sculpey ideas

5 gifts your kids can make for mother's day

About Kimbo

Kimbo blogs at A girl and a glue gun--where she puts her hot glue gun to good use (as well as her vinyl cutter and sewing machine) She loves all crafts and is thrifty (the nice way to say she's cheap) So she is constantly trying to come up with fast and easy projects that won't break the bank! She lives in Idaho with her hot husband and 3 kiddos.

Comments

  1. Thank you for this post- so easy and inexpensive! And thank you even more for using Little Women as a background for your picture. Made my day

  2. Awesome! Do you think glazing would bring out the detail in the print more, or would the clay just soak it up and make it look muddy? I think this might be a good grandma gift for Mother’s day.

    • try it! as long as you keep it a very thin coat i would imagine it would work awesome!

    • Julie, I got out child’s art set paints and used black on my brush to dab into ridges, then wiped off excess. Helped some, but stained my lovely metal colored clays (Sculpty). Would love to know if your glaze worked!

  3. You are a genius. We’re not worthy, we’re not worthy!

  4. Crystal Davis says:

    I LOVE this – I think a “charm” bracelet with all my babies teeny prints would be so lovely!!

  5. Those charms cost over $100AUD! I used cold porcelain for mine and they were wonderful but sculpey would be heaps easier as you don’t have to wait for it to dry. Thanks so much.
    Ps. Have you seen the heart you can make with two fingerprints. Totally cute!!!

  6. Amazing, I actually was reading the book to see if I would know it. I do, that’s Little Women. I love that you used a classic book for the background, it’s a perfect backdrop.

  7. All the great pins I click on lead me back to you! Keep up the great work!

  8. Sweet little project at a fraction of the cost, with the same special meaning!

  9. wow, you are super fancy…love this!

  10. Hi- Would like to do this with my Brownie Troop. Can you give a non-jewelry maker some tips on what size jump rings to buy? And if it’s smart to buy the colored sculptey (copper, gold, etc) for this project?

    • i would go as big as you can find–to make it fit through the thickness of the sculpey. you can buy any color of sculpey you want–pink would be fun…as well as copper. whatever suits you guys the most! good luck!!!

      • Can’t wait to do a heart shaped one for my daughters’ first mothers day.Something unique… Thank-You!

  11. Billi Jean Wynn says:

    Would salt dough work like the sculpty?

  12. Billi Wynn says:

    Would salt dough work?

  13. I tried to make these earlier this year (with Sculpty), but you could not see the print. I emailed Sculpty and was told to spritz finger with water, but still couldn’t see it. Tried to rub black paint over and wipe off to help with definition and that helped a little, but my beautiful metal colored clays I had bought darkened. Still a work in progress I guess.
    Would appreciate any hints anyone might have.

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