Vintage Ladies Domino Bracelet

Materials

  • Double-drilled dominoes, 3/4”x1-1/2”, five
  • Vintage ephemera or clip art
  • Crystal bicones (Swarovski), 4mm, 24: Topaz; Jet
  • CZ-Gem Dropz (Beadalon): Champagne: 5mm, eight; 7mm, four; Silver Jump Rings: 3.5mm, eight; 4mm, four
  • Memory Wire End Caps (Beadalon), 4mm cube, four

Tools

  • Bright Remembrance Memory Wire (Beadalon): Bracelet size
  • BeadFix SuperFast Adhesive (Beadalon)
  • Adirondack Pigment Pen (Ranger): Pitch Black
  • Inkssentials Pen (Ranger): Opaque White
  • Prismacolor Fine Point Metallic Art Marker (Sanford): Gold
  • Colored pencils
  • Aleene’s Original Tacky Glue (Duncan)
  • Tools (Beadalon): Memory Wire Shears; Chain-Nose Pliers
  • Acrylic Crystal Clear (Krylon): Satin

Directions

STEP 1

  • Use Memory Shears or heavy-duty wire nips to cut two 9” loops from memory wire.

STEP 2

  • Use Bead Fix to attach bead cap to one end of each wire; set aside to dry.

STEP 3

  • Use pencil to trace domino shape onto images; use craft knife to cut out along traced lines.

STEP 4

  • Glue images to smooth side of dominoes; let dry. Use sandpaper or emery board to remove excess paper from edges.

STEP 5

  • Use black pigment pen to color sides of dominoes.

STEP 6

  • Use colored pencils and white and metallic pens to color images.

STEP 7

  • Apply several light coats of acrylic spray to dominoes, letting dry between coats.

STEP 8

  • String topaz bead, two jet beads and topaz bead onto each wire strand.

STEP 9

  • String rest of bracelet in following order: topaz bead; jet bead; 5mm CZ drop on 3.5mm jump ring; jet bead; topaz bead; next domino.

STEP 10

  • After stringing last domino, finish with topaz bead, two jet beads, and topaz bead. Trim memory wire leaving 1/4” tail, then use Bead Fix to attach remaining end caps.

STEP 11

  • When dry, use 4mm jump rings to attach 7mm CZ drops to end caps. Design by Rebecca Peck.

More

  • 1. Use larger dominoes to make coordinating brooches.
  • 2. Instead of using images from vintage books, try stamps or visit www.thevintageworkshop.com for a variety of downloadable vintage images
by Rebecca Peck
Vintage Ladies Domino Bracelet
Vintage Ladies Domino Bracelet