Martice Smith II has established herself as a freelance Illustrator and graphic designer after receiving her Bachelor of Arts Degree. Lately, she has been experimenting with creative ways to incorporate more color into her wardrobe and accessories. One day she thought of transforming her art into ‘wearable art’ and with some basic jewelry making supplies she imagined infusing them with her own, signature style…vibrant splashes of color and of course, graffiti flair! Follow what she did below after gathering tools and supplies of your choice:
- Paint the front and back of the canvas ATCs with your favorite media and set aside to dry
- Cut canvas into pieces and Narrow shapes, squares, ovals, and irregular shapes will add more interest and variety to your design.
- Seal the edges with black acrylic paint or a gold leafing pen.
- Using an awl, pierce through each piece of canvas, 1/4″ from the edge.
- Insert jump rings while using needle-nose pliers to slowly open the jump rings.
- Measure around your wrist with a flexible tape measure or a piece of string, add 3/4″ to that measurement, and then cut the chain to that length. Then take your chain and attach the jump rings, however you wish.
- Finally, attach a small lobster clasp closure to finish the graffiti charm bracelet.
Note: For a more feminine look, weave a silk ribbon through every other link in the chain. Secure ends with a double knot. The secret of her projects is that she does not throw away leftover paper or fabric scraps from my previous projects.