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Thank you for the advice :-)

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CyndiL | Posted in Photo Gallery on

Someone here~~I am so sorry I can’t remember who it was~~gave me some advice on shopping for buckram. Thank you so much. It is WONDERFUL stuff!!

I’ve used it for a bead embroidery piece, and even though it’s supposed to be drycleaned, it took paint very well and stiffened right back up when I ironed it.

Here’s the result, unframed. The big red blob in the lower left is a small mirror:



Mazel Tov! Jewelry Treasures


  1. Jean | | #1

    Cindi, I just love your work and I have to copy your directions for the elastic expansion bracelet recycling.  I have some lovely carved ivory pieces that I have been meaning to do just that with.  DH sent me a bracelt from Alaska about 50 years ago.  Now Just have to figure out what beads to use with it. I thought maybe bone, but there aren't any good bead stores around here. Any on-line sources that won't cost me an arm and a leg?  I'd like to do it up right. Maybe you have some other ideas.  I'd like to hear them. Now I have to go print out your directions. Thanks.

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      CyndiL | | #2

      Hi Jean!

      I've often been able to find "just the right thing" in either the Rio Grande catalog or Ornamental Resources.  They both have websites : 



      Hope you enjoy making the bracelet :-)


      Mazel Tov! Jewelry Treasures

      1. Jean | | #3

        Thank you, thank you!

      2. BUNZINO | | #4


        Sorry to butt in late, but where do I find these re-string directions for an elastic bracelet?


        [email protected]

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          CyndiL | | #5

          No problem! It's just a web article that I wrote on turning an ugly old expansion bracelet into a necklace. You can find the directions here:



          Mazel Tov! Jewelry Treasures

  2. kai230 | | #6

    Fabulous, beautiful work, Cyndi! Thanks also for the other links. My fave local supplier isn't open hours that are convenient for me, although they have some great things and decent prices.

    I hope to treat myself or someone to something from your site soon :-)

    dropping by from CT,


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      CyndiL | | #7

      Now *that* is the beauty of on-line!  Open 24-7... I can get into trouble that way.

      Thank you for your kind words about my work :-)


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