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Because I can't get enough Kenshin!
I like woodburning. So I found this wooden bracelet blank, and decided to do this project. Though I didn't know what to do at first. So I had it for... several months... and then I made up my mind, so here is my project!

Open to tons of ideas!

Posted by Violinagin D. from West Monroe, Louisiana, United States • Published See Violinagin D.'s 9 projects »
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  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Start with your wooden blank and an idea. Sketch out everything so there are no suprises.

    Measure the circumfrence and width to make sure everything works out. (I didn't follow this step, but it would make it much easier.)

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Transfer your image to the braclet. You can use carbon paper, or whatever, or you can sight it. I just used a pencil. Soft pencil works well because you can erase well. Ink erasers and sandpaper work wonderfully for really, really big mistakes (like keeping it in your purse and getting ink splotches all over it)

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Don't forget the other side!

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Woodburn!

    I used a thin point and a thin flat caligraphy point, but the wedge point that comes with most pyrography tools would work just as well with a delicate touch. Erase the pencil after you've gotten all the lines down. If you make a mistake, sandpaper is your friend.

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Don't forget the other side.

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    Watercolor!

    Thin, thin layers of watercolor, let the woodgrain shine through so it's almost like a stain. Except for white areas (not shown) and the very, very dark (bottom of kimono).

    (I forgot the other side.)

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    I took a krylon gold leaf pen that I found at wal-mart and using a thumb tac did some really tiny designs in gold. There are little butterflies and dots all over!

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    Stars! (And the watercolored side I forgot)

  • How to make a wooden bangle. Woodburned Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Next, stain!

    Then, polyurethane.

    Or, I found this fun stuff called Polyshades. Stain and polyurethane in one easy step. I chose satin finish, but it also comes in high gloss.

    Put on one coat, let dry.

    One more coat..
    Let dry, and it's done! It takes FOREVER for this stuff to dry *sigh*

    Adds a kind of antique feel, and tones down the color, but the high metalic krylon gold still shines!

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Annie H.
Annie H.
This is just beautiful!!! ♥
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Hester
Hester · Nederland, Colorado, US · 26 projects
thanks for showing your talented
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Sally M.
Sally M. · Orlando, Florida, US · 29 projects
very beautiful! <3 rk
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Michele C.
Michele C. · Sophia, North Carolina, US
Well sweetheart I do Pyro-engrave and have won ribbons all over the country.. I totally love your bracelet you may have given a fast tuteral but it was very precise and to the point.. I too use water color it shows the grain . My choice of medium is Gourds but I do work with wood too..
You did a wonderful job , I do hope you continue in this venue I can see you going far ! !
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Egleriel Adonnenniel
Egleriel Adonnenniel · Olean, New York, US · 9 projects
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That is so gorgeous. You did a wonderful job. :]
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orell o.
orell o.
beautiful but too lazy to try it^^
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Lauren S.
Lauren S.
That is really beautiful. Thanks for the project.
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Fran M.
Fran M. · Snohomish, Washington, US
Beautiful!
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HD.*.TV
HD.*.TV · 4 projects
this bracelet is incredible. is it incredibly hard to do?
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Ferochia Coutura
Ferochia Coutura · Fairmont, West Virginia, US · 9 projects
This might be stupid. But ho do you wood burn?
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