Shimmer Sheetz Faux Hinge Bangles

November 15, 2014

Shimmer Sheetz Faux Hinge Bangles

By Judi Kauffman

Judi Kauffman’s Shimmer Sheetz Bangles were such a hit on the Handmade Holidays Blog Hop that she decided to make a couple more. They’re smashing!

Thank you for inviting me back. I did decide to make another pair of bangles. I used the same embossing folders, Shimmer Sheetz, paint and inks as the ones I made for Handmade Holidays. There is a link to the instructions at the end of this post.

There is only one difference – The faux hinges.

Here’s how to make them:

Put Elizabeth Craft Designs’ NEW Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheet on the back of a 2” x 5” piece of alcohol ink-altered Shimmer Sheetz.

Die cut pairs of hinge shapes to decorate the bangles at each “seam” on the bracelet where two strips of Shimmer Sheetz join. The die, which has the look of hardware but could also be used as a label, is part of the Tags & More 2 – Deco set (952).

There are four pairs of hinges on each side of the wider larger diameter bracelet, two pairs on each side of the narrower, smaller diameter bracelet. (If you make a bracelet with only ONE strip of Shimmer Sheetz instead of two strips as shown, you’ll need half as many hinges.)


The new tape has a strong hold and thin release sheet. It’s a must-have for die cutting Shimmer Sheetz with the tape already on it.

You will need a metal adapter plate. Place the following inside your machine’s usual cutting sandwich – metal adaptor plate, Shimmer Sheetz face up, die template face DOWN so the cutting side is toward the metal plate.

This is a super simple project. I hope you’ll give it a try!

Be sure to make some bangles for yourself as well as for gifts. I always wear two or three at a time and they always garner oodles of compliments. They’re definitely show stoppers.

The link below will take you to the tutorial where there are complete instructions:

Handmade Holidays 2014

Shimmer Sheetz Bangles

Elizabeth Craft Designs –

SS0218 Fire Opal Gemstone Shimmer Sheetz or color of choice

KB103 Trendy Tiles 2 Embossing Folder or folder of choice

502 Transparent Double Sided Adhesive Sheets

952 Tags & More 2 – Deco

803 Metal Adaptor Plate

Other –

Unpainted flat-sided wooden bangles (DIY Bangles)

Alcohol inks in assorted colors

Acrylic paint, iridescent acrylic glaze, clear acrylic sealer

Paint brush

Sanding block




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  • Mary Prasad December 18, 2014 at 1:14 pm

    These look awesome! Beautiful bangles!

  • Debra Hensley November 17, 2014 at 3:56 pm

    Love the addition of the hinges- they really add a lot of great texture to the design!

  • Kelly Booth November 17, 2014 at 2:53 pm

    So fun Judi!!

  • Raquel Mason November 15, 2014 at 5:14 pm

    Love all those altered Shimmer Sheetz!

    • Judi Kauffman November 16, 2014 at 8:27 am

      Thanks, Raquel. So do I! Endlessly versatile, always unexpected results.

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