After recently cleaning out my jewelry collection, I was motivated to save a much neglected set of brass bangles by giving it a summer-inspired overhaul. And since there isn’t anything some colorful embroidery floss and gold charms can’t fix, this transformation was easily executed with supplies already laying around in my craft closet.

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You’ll need:

  • a set of bangles 
  • a variety of embroidery floss
  • a variety of charms
  • several 6mm and 7mm jump rings
  • E6000 glue
  • a toothpick
  • 2 pairs of pliers
  • scissors

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Start by applying a small amount of glue to the tip of a toothpick. Place a drop of glue onto one area of the bangle.

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Place the end of the embroidery floss on the glue and start wrapping tightly around the bangle.

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Once you’ve wrapped past the glued section, you don’t need to pay attention to wrapping so precisely. Instead, wrap a generous amount around the bangle and then use your fingers to push the section together.

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Continue wrapping until you’ve reached the end. Add a dab of glue onto the bangle and finish wrapping.

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Using two pairs of pliers, start attaching jump rings and charms.

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One down, more to go.

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Have fun with this . . .

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. . . the more charms and colors, the better!

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(images by HonestlyWTF)