No-Sew Flower Power Wristlet

March 28, 2015

By Judi Kauffman

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Judi Kauffman is back, this time with a fun No-Sew Wristlet using Shimmer Sheetz, dies, and embossing folders. She created this project for our Flower Power Designer Challenge which will be posted on our blog on March 31, but we’re giving you the instructions a couple of days early.

Thank you for inviting me, Joset. I love the Flower Power Challenge theme! Reminds me of the 1970s when flowers were everywhere – on bell-sleeve tunics, throw pillows, in our hair. This no-sew project is as easy as pie and it requires very few ingredients:

*Die cut, embossed and sanded Shimmer Sheetz flowers.

*Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive (used only as an adhesive this time around).

*A pre-made environmentally friendly felt wristlet made from 100% post consumer recycled fibers.

How to:

  1. Die cut three large and three small Crystal Flowers. As shown: Large flowers are Light Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz, small flowers are Pink Iris Shimmer Sheetz. Die cut three of the smallest size 5-petal flowers from the Bunch of Flowers 1 set. As shown: Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz. (**Remember, you MUST use a Metal Adaptor plate for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz – the plate goes inside your machine’s standard cutting sandwich, followed by the Shimmer Sheetz, then the die with the cutting side facing DOWN toward the metal plate.)
  1. De-boss the large Crystal Flowers with any all-over pattern embossing folder; de-boss the small Crystal Flowers with a second embossing folder. See supply list for the two I chose. When de-bossing, the background will be prominent and the pattern shapes will be below the surface. (You have the option of embossing with raised patterns instead.) Use a sanding block to lightly sand all six Crystal Flowers. Do not sand the small Ruby Gemstone flowers.
  1. Using Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive in Pearl as an adhesive, adhere the three large flowers, evenly spaced a half-inch below zipper, with a single petal facing toward the top of the wristlet. (Tip: 5-petal flowers look like a star; you want the star to be standing upright.)
  1. Gently bend the petals upward on the remaining six flowers to add dimension. Center and adhere the smaller Crystal Flowers so the petals are offset, the single petal (or top of the star) will be facing the bottom of the wristlet for this layer. Finally, adhere the small Ruby Gemstone flowers in the same direction as the large Crystal Flowers in the first layer. Refer to photo.
  1. Allow the adhesive to dry before using the wristlet, per manufacturer’s instructions.
  1. Care: Wristlet can be spot cleaned with a damp cloth. Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive and Shimmer Sheetz are both waterproof.

Options:

Change to any color combination you prefer. Wristlets also come in gray felt; Shimmer Sheetz comes in many colors!

Pick different flower dies; add more layers to the flowers or if using smaller flowers add more flowers to the row. Or place the flowers in a cluster or at random instead of in a row.

Incorporate die cut Shimmer Sheetz leaves, purchased velvet leaves, feathers, gems, or other embellishments.

Instead of a speedy no-sew project, have fun securing the flowers with beads and embroidery.

Double the number of flowers and decorate both sides of the wristlet. Allow the adhesive to dry on the first side before working on the other side.

Supplies:

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

924 Crystal Flower Set 1

728 Bunch of Flowers 1

E119 Swirly Curves embossing folder

E106 Dancing Leaves embossing folder

SS0104 Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS0105 Light Pink Iridescent Shimmer Sheetz

SS0219 Ruby Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz

803 Metal Adaptor Plate (**MUST have for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz)

Other – Feltables 100-50388 Simple Wristlet in Fuchsia (The New Image Group); Lumiere 3D Metallic Paint & Adhesive in Pearl (Jacquard Products)

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10 Comments

  • Reply Joan March 31, 2015 at 12:48 pm

    Judi gave me this lovely little flower bag and I’ve gotten so many appreciative comments when I carry it. It’s fun when complete strangers have something nice to say about the charming little accessory. Judi’s so talented!!!!!

    • Reply Judi Kauffman March 31, 2015 at 6:06 pm

      Thanks, Joan! I love that you’ve gotten comments about the wristlet and happy you’re enjoying it.

  • Reply Judi Kauffman March 28, 2015 at 3:58 pm

    Thanks, Candy. Now that I’m on an accessories roll I’m definitely going to do a flower encrusted felt tote and some kind of satin or velvet evening bag.

  • Reply Candy Spiegel March 28, 2015 at 2:08 pm

    I love this! And I love your idea about putting the Shimmer Sheetz flowers outside!

  • Reply Darla March 28, 2015 at 1:59 pm

    WOWZA…. that is adorable… so perfect and so many uses. I could use it for my itty bitty knitty stuff…

    • Reply Judi Kauffman March 28, 2015 at 3:56 pm

      Thank you, Darla. It would be a good fit for crochet hooks and stitch markers and, as you said, the itty bitty knitty stuff!

  • Reply Judi Kauffman March 28, 2015 at 1:10 pm

    Thank you, Denise and Raquel, for the above comments! Shimmer Sheetz is waterproof and colorfast so it’s excellent for accessories and clothing and such. And that Jacquard 3D Paint & Adhesive is designed for wearables and accessories as well as mixed media so those flowers on the purse aren’t budging! I’ve wired Shimmer Sheetz flowers and dragonfliies to non-flowering bushes in the yard – they can stay out in the rain with no ill effects.

  • Reply Raquel Mason March 28, 2015 at 8:47 am

    Great idea to use Shimmer Sheetz to add Flower Power to your wristlet!

  • Reply Bibi, Rubber Dance Stamps March 28, 2015 at 8:40 am

    Adorable!! Such beautiful flowers. I love the fact that it’s a no-sew project!

  • Reply Denise March 28, 2015 at 8:25 am

    Flower Power all the way!!! Absolutely adorable Judi. What a cool idea.

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