What's really fun about these handmade, grunge-style, mini art pieces is that they are collages made from dog food bags and other upcycled materials; including labels from bags of oranges, old unappreciated art pieces, bits of leftover beads and lace...you get the idea.
I have quite a few started for various members of my family. Each is unique to the intended individual, as the short story must be something significant to their life in 4-6 words. I made one for myself called, "I am my daddy's girl". It is still in the flat stage which is what I refer to them before stitching, beading, padding, and embellishing.
Shelby has requested some general short story bracelets to sell at the market. Although they shall be a bit less personal, read: less meaningful, they are cute and quirky and hopefully as interesting to potential shoppers as they are to me!
|Bracelet blanks. Here you can get a better idea of the recycled bits; from dogfood bags, calendar pages, dictionary pages, and slide transparencies to name a few.|