Yasutomo Wild Animal Charm Bracelet
- Yasutomo Origami Paper – Animal Print
- Construction Paper – Black
- Shrinky Dinks® Plastic, Frosted
- Sharpie® Permanent Marker, Extra Fine – Black
- Plastic Beads (Spacer Beads or Pony Beads) – Black
- Elastic Cording, 1mm – Black (10")
- Mod Podge®
- Fingernail Polish (or Acrylic Topcoat)
- Colored Pencils
- Jump Rings, Figure 8
- Scissors, Fine Tip
- Bamboo Skewer (or Cotton Swab)
Step 1 Cut 12½"x8½" black paper strips. Cut the animal print paper ½"x2" (enough to cover the black bead after rolling.)
Step 2 Roll the black paper strip around an 1/8" bamboo skewer or cut the cotton off each end of a plastic cotton swab and roll around the plastic tube. Use Mod Podge® to glue and seal the paper. Roll the animal print paper over the black paper and smooth down any wrinkles, using Mod Podge® to seal. Remove from the roller and let dry.
Step 3 Seal the beads with clear fingernail polish or glitter polish to make them harder and waterproof. Let them dry completely.
Step 4 String the paper beads and the black spacer beads on the black elastic cording and tie in several knots to secure to fit around your wrist. Apply a drop of glue to the knot so that it doesn’t unravel.
Step 5 Attach jump rings around cording, between spacer beads and paper beads. Spread them around the bracelet as you like.
Step 1 Trace the four animal images onto the shrink plastic using the provided pdf pattern with the extra fine point Sharpie®.
Step 2 Color the images lightly onto the rough side of the plastic with colored pencils, then shrink in an oven or use a heat gun according to manufacturer’s directions.
Step 3 Coat with a clear sealer to finish.
Step 4 Attach the charms to the bracelet using the jump rings.