DIY Chanel/ Pamela Love Crystal Cuff

Happy Victoria Day long weekend to all my Canadian’s out there!

Here at Dream Create I like to celebrate with gifts, first the gift of sharing a DIY, and then an actual gift! Today’s DIY was inspired by the crystal cuffs pictured below, the left from Chanel, and the right from Pamela Love. Apparently both were inspired by a picture from the 70’s, but Chanel decided not to sell their version because of the obvious similarities.  I made mine over 1 day, for under $20 each!

Supplies needed:

Oven hardening clay (I use Fimo or Sculpey)
A utility blade
An existing cuff that fits perfectly
Metallic spray paint & spray sealant
An assortment of small stones (I used a mix of green & yellow calcite, pyrite, amethyst & quartz, found at my local: Rockhound Shop)
Super glue

1.Roll out your clay and shape it around an existing cuff to ensure the perfect shape. When you are happy with the size and shape use your utility blade to hollow out a deep section for the crystals.

2.Bake the cuff at 275 farenheit for 15 minutes. Let it cool.

3. Organize the crystals as you like them. I found the more random the better!

4. Spray paint the cuff with approx two coats, finish with a sealant spray.

5. Use small dots of super glue and begin to attach your crystals. Hold each for 60 seconds before you attach the next, this ensures a firm hold.

That’s it!! These were my first attempt and they worked out amazingly well! I plan on making more, refining the process, making them smoother, playing with colours, it’s really fun!


Now for my second gift…..

I’m going to give two lucky readers one of these hand crafted beauties! 

This is open to anybody in any country! Just make sure to:
1. Follow Dream Create on any of these: WordPress, Facebook, Twitter, Bloglovin or email notification.
2. Leave your name & email in the comments below with your favorite colour combo!
Since I love everybody and could never choose just one, I’ll be using an online tool that chooses at random.

Giveaway ends on May 28th!

Have a great monday everyone!!

Cheers

Alana

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41 thoughts on “DIY Chanel/ Pamela Love Crystal Cuff

  1. love these 🙂 looking forward to giving it a try!

  2. Deanna-Marie says:

    i love the purple combo and the blue and grey. awesome

  3. Ashley Tokyo says:

    Hi, I love this so much. Going to give it a try, where did you get your stones/crystals from?

    • Alana says:

      I got my rocks from a local rock shop. If you are on Vancouver Island go to the Rockhound Shop or search for one in your city. You can by them online but I like selecting my own size, colour, shape, which is harder if you can’t see or touch them.

  4. Angie says:

    I love the purple/green/pink combo!

  5. rebecca says:

    wow! these are amazing! i love the multi. and the green. and the purple! so fun!
    rwvanvoorhis at gmail dot com

  6. wowza! they are brilliant!

  7. Irda W says:

    I especially love the one in the first photo 😀
    I would like to try to make one, but it’s so hard to find the materials in my country 😦
    Sooo, thanks for this chance 😀 Would totally love to have one ❤

    irdawandira at hotmail dot com

  8. becky says:

    love the green and yellow! great job!
    boon1211atgmaildotocm

  9. Rene says:

    I’m going to try this.

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  12. ricki petersen says:

    They are all beautiful!! I love the amethyst and turquoise ! xo

  13. jen wilder says:

    absolutely AMAZORBLADES! I might be dead by the time you read this by liking so much it kills!

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  15. Katie Sieger says:

    I love the one in the very first picture, great DIY!!

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  17. Fiona says:

    I know the giveaway is over (cryy~!) but I just wanted to say that these are THE BOMB. Thanks so much for the tutorial. I’d love to try, but it’ll be a pain finding the materials where I live 😛 nevertheless, I shall persevere!
    Just a quick question first, how do you make them so shiny? And whenever I work with oven-baked clay, it cracks when I take it out 😦 how do you prevent that from happening? Thanks!

    • Alana says:

      Aww thanks! Maybe I’ll do another giveaway! I used metallic spray paint on mine, which made them nice and shiny but not sparkly. I find Krylon makes the best spray paint. With oven bake clay I’ve found that the thinner it is, the easier it cracks. These were thick enough to create a strong/ solid cuff with no cracking. Also make sure the clay is kneaded very well, so it’s strong! I hope that helps, it’s really fun to make!!
      Cheers

      • Fiona says:

        Yes please do 😀 I’d love so much to win one. Til then I’ll try and give it a shot myself 🙂 thanks for all the tips.

      • Fiona says:

        But actually, one more thing if you don’t mind. Could you tell me approx. how thick the cuffs you made were? Thanks 🙂

  18. CM says:

    like the amethyst cuffs, this is a cool DIY to the Chanel cuffs, awesome inspiration! 😀

  19. wow!! what a great inspo/diy. pinned this for later and followed on bloglovin’
    i know the contest is over but definitely the amethyst shades look the best.

  20. Amazing DIY! I am totally trying it (and blogging your idea after)!
    xo

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  22. Hey found your blog on IFB project list. I love the Chanel cuff and your DIY has so inspired me to create my version. Thank you so much for teaching it to us.
    PS: I so wanna win them. Following ya via Twitter.
    Happy Blogging,
    Amena.
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    • Alana says:

      Hi Amena, that makes me so happy that you’re going to try it yourself, it was so fun to make! Perhaps I’ll do another giveaway, so many people want them!!
      Cheers!
      Alana

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