Finally I found the time (and opportunity) to make one those fab bracelets that brought me here - to you and to crafty blogland in general!!!!
I found this awesome tutorial for a bracelet made of shrink foil by accident about two and a half years ago when I was looking for selfmade jewelry in general (being a beads and wire jewelry fan at that time) - and discovered that wonderful world of crafts, (and especially) stamps, papers and mixed media!!!
As soon as I saw this travel bracelet I knew I wanted to make one of these - so I bought my very first stamps (and that way I learned about this guy named Tim Holtz... only to learn shortly afterwards that there are inumerable stamps for inumerable occasions and themes... and there are mixed media to create the most wonderful stuff....)
It was like I had landed in crafty paradise!!! - so "THANK YOU, Lin!" - thanks to you I have been infected with the mixed media and stampers virus (and already been spending an incredible amount of money on goodies of which I can no longer imagine to live without *lol)!
But back to the bracelet - I really followed Lin's great tutorial - I only used different stamps and different embellishments - but it looks pretty much like her prototype - and I LOVE it! (And hopefully my god daughter loves it too as I made it for her for X-mas).
Lin's tutorial is so very well done - it is very easy to follow and the result is so stunning! If you already haven't you really should give this one a try! It is so much fun to create and it looks pretty awesome!
Funny thing is: it took me almost two years to finally make this bracelet (as there got so many other awesome projects and stamping adventures in the way during my artful journey of the past two years) - so in the meantime my single Tim Holtz stamp sheet has turned into being one of about fifteen or so ;). But I still think that the hotels' signs and labels stamps Lin used are just made for this one bracelet as they are at the heart of this creation and make it so special!
Lin saw this and I am ever in awe of her brilliant design and idea!
Hm. I think I will have to make one for myself too ;)
What about you? (hope you like it as much as I do)
Hugs and happy crafting,