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Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets

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Looking for jewelry craft ideas? Make Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets from Tiffany Windsor. This project looks great and won't take all day.

Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
 

Materials:

  • Resin jewelry shapes
  • Egg shells (brown or white)
  • Aleene's Original Tacky Glue (in the gold bottle)
  • Alcohol ink (color(s) of your choice)
  • Beads (to coordinate with alcohol ink color)
  • Thick clear glaze (for topcoat)
  • Beading wire
  • Jewelry clasp
  • White craft pearls
  • Crimp beads
  • Bowl with water
  • Sanding block
  • Paper towels

Instructions:

  1. Remove eggshells from eggs. Place shells in lukewarm water and soak overnight.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  2. Remove white membrane from back of eggshells.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  3. Set cleaned eggshells on paper towel to dry completely.
     
  4. Break eggshells into small pieces.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  5. Apply glue to jewelry shape.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  6. Smooth glue with finger. Be sure to spread glue to all edges.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  7. Place eggshell onto glue.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  8. Press with finger. The eggshell will crack under finger and the glue will hold the cracked pieces in place. If desired, gently move pieces slightly to add space in between pieces.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  9. You will need to move fairly quickly to add each eggshell piece as the glue can dry quickly.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  10. Continue to cover entire surface with eggshells. Let glue dry overnight.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  11. When glue is dry, use thumbnail to break off shells which overhang on edge.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  12. Apply alcohol ink directly from bottle to top surface.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  13. For a darker appearance, apply a generous amount. Let dry. Apply ink to side and bottom surface. Let dry.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  14. For matching pearls, apply ink to surface of pearl.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet
     
  15. When ink has completely dried, place face down on sanding block and rub back and forth.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  16. Continue to sand top and edges until desired coloring is achieved. Check edges to see if any sharp edges remain. Sand to remove any remaining sharp edges. Wipe off excess dust with paper towel.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  17. Apply glaze over top surface. Let dry overnight.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets
     
  18. String pearls and jewelry pieces together to create bracelet.

    Vintage Inspired Eggshell Mosaic Bracelets

To watch a video tutorial for this project, check out How to Make an Eggshell Mosaic Bracelet Video.

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