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Cute, classy, and très chic <3
So i love bubble beads. A lot. But you're kind of limited as to what you can put on them since you can really only use magazing pieces and such. I wanted to personalize my bubble beads more, and made a bracelet with black and white pictures of Gaga (<3), Sinatra (<3), and Audrey Hepburn (<3), some of my favorite people in the entire world. Sorry the pics are so bad, i'm still figuring out how to use my new camera correctly :)

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  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 1
    Step 1

    Get all your supplies! Sorry not everything is in the picture.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 2
    Step 2

    Use a bubble bead as a template for the size you need. For the how-to, i used Alphonse's face.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 3
    Step 3

    Paint a thin coat of quick drying clear nail polish (I used Sally Hansen Diamond Strength Top Coat), and then pick up the image, and BLOW! Dry it quickly with your mouth! Do this over and over again, for maybe 5-7 times. It'll keep the ink from bleeding, and make kind of a glaze over the image.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 4
    Step 4

    After everything is blown completely dry, put a THICK layer on the image, and 'glue' to the back of the bubble bead. Press down and flatten out any air bubbles, and leave to dry.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 5
    Step 5

    Use a pencil to put a notch where the top of the image is/where you want the jump ring to go.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 6
    Step 6

    Put a dab of superglue on the notch, and then use the pliers to place the jump ring where it needs to go. Leave to dry for a while... In this case, i went to the orthodontist while they dried haha!

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 7
    Step 7

    Attach a second jump ring to the super glued-down ring.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 8
    Step 8

    Get your bracelet and open one of the chain links. I'm pretty sure ALL of them have seams where you can pry them open. When it's open, slip the attached jump ring onto it, and then close the link again.

  • How to make a cabochon bracelet. Bubble Bead Bracelet With Inkjet Images! - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add your other charms, and VOILA! A new personalized bubble bead bracelet <3 My Audrey charm is still drying, so it's not in the pic yet. Sorry for the blurry pictures! Enjoy!

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joanna
joanna · Thessaloniki, Makedonia Thraki, GR · 35 projects
does it stay in place though? or the paper came off eventually?
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Ms. Nikell
Ms. Nikell · Charlotte, North Carolina, US · 52 projects
I'm faving this not just because it is really cute and creative but because I love Audrey Hepburn and Breakfast At Tiffany's was a good movie.
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Burnie McSideburns
Burnie McSideburns · 8 projects
Clear nail polish ALWAYS comes in handy when you've ran outta a glaze XD


thanks for the tutorial this is great! <3
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Burnie McSideburns
Burnie McSideburns · 8 projects
Clear nail polish ALWAYS comes in handy when you've ran outta a glaze XD


thanks for the tutorial this is great! <3
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