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Extract from Super Simple Jewelry • By Kollabora • Published by Taunton

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Difficulty
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Time
15 mins

Super Simple Jewelry
Skill Level
Beginner

Create tons of colorful bangles in all shapes and sizes to stack up and down your arms or mix with other bracelets to make your perfect look.

Posted by GMC Group Published See GMC Group's 250 projects » © 2018 Kollabora / Taunton · Reproduced with permission. · Super Simple Jewelry by Kollabora, published by Taunton (£5.99, available from www.thegmcgroup.com)
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  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 1
    Step 1

    To measure the size for your bangle, wrap a narrow strip of paper around the widest part of your hand. Mark the point where the paper meets with a pencil, then tape it together at the mark. You also can use another bangle for reference, using a measuring tape to measure the length.

  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 2
    Step 2

    Rub the clay between your hands to soften it. On a flat, clean surface, roll the clay back and forth with your hands, creating a long tube, as if you were rolling Play-Doh® into a snake.

  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 3
    Step 3

    Using the paper bangle or other bangle for reference, wrap the clay around the circle to measure the needed circumference. Be careful not to press too hard and distort the shape of the paper bangle.

  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 4
    Step 4

    Use a straight razor or X-Acto knife to cut both ends of the clay tube, making sure you leave enough clay to close the circle.

  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 5
    Step 5

    Gently push the clay ends together to seal the circle.

  • How to make a clay bangle. Clay Bangles - Step 6
    Step 6

    Support the bangle with one hand while using the fingers of your other hand to lightly roll the clay at the seam to smooth that section of the clay. Reshape as needed into a circle, smooth out any bumps or inconsistencies, then bake according to the manufacturer’s instructions.

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