Yesterday's special metallic post was chock-full of ideas, but one creative brainstorm was especially DIY and wearable. So without further ado, here's a step-by-step guide for constructing the gold flower bracelet created by JL DESIGNS. And, if you're looking to spruce up your hair, this can also be converted into a headband.
[Photo by Jose Villa]
- 1 succulent floret
- metallic gold spray paint
- gold chain
- medium gauge floral wire
- gold bullion wire
Step 1: Remove any dried petals from the underside of the succulent, and clip the stem down to a nub.
Step 2: Flip the succulent upside down, and spray-paint the bottom and sides. Let dry.
Step 3: Turn succulent right side up, and spray-paint the top. Let dry.
Step 4: Poke floral wire sideways through the nub of the succulent.
Step 5: To attach the succulent to the chain, lace the floral wire through its links and twist wires together. (If you want to attach this to a headband, twist to wires around the pre-made headband.)
Step 6: Place the succulent on top of your wrist and wrap the chain around multiple times for a layered effect.
Step 7: To secure the chain's ends, use gold bullion wire to "link" them together.