Saturday, March 31, 2012

Nuts For This Bangle, Don't Screw It Up

Oh Ace Hardware, you helpful place.  They must know me by name now or at least by the reputation of that crazy girl who buys the most random stuff for her "DIY" projects......RIGHT.  After a bit of browsing, I selected a Corner Brace, and have no idea what it's actual purpose is.  As far as I'm concerned, it's the newest and hottest accessory, at least according to Lady Gaga.  Let's turn it into some kind of futuristic, weird, box looking yeah, that pretty much describes my thought process if you were wondering.  

Here's some pics just to get you inspired...

This hand accessory will be for my NEXT trip to the hardware store...

Supplies You'll Need:

  • Corner Brace, 3 1/2 X 5/8 in
  • 4 Hex Cap Screws, 1/4 X 2 1/2 in
  • Super or hot glue

Step 1) Set up the Corner Brace in a regular Linkin Log fashion, hopefully your screws fit in the holes of your corner brace, it was kind of a hit and miss deal, but we were lucky this time!

Step 2) After you've nicely arranged your metal corner brace thang, glue down the nails to the plates and the plates together in the areas that are touching...that makes sense right?  I used super glue and realized it takes a lot longer than hot glue to dry, not good for someone with a low tolerance of patience...but it looks waaay classier, am I right??

P.S. Ignore my cracked nail polish, won't happen again! (lies)

Step 3) Set up your half bangle on some sort of contraption to dry without having the nails slide out or brace coming unglued.  I propped mine on some pill cases cause, well it was convenient. 

Step 4) After that has dried for a good hour or so, flip it upside down so the screws face upward once again.  And now for the tricky part, slide the top two pieces onto the screws, in the same way it was set up for the bottom.  Glue the pieces together in the same way.  Be careful, this is super glue, not the Elmer's glue from kindergarden that you used to eat when the teacher told you not to.

Step 5) Glue the top of all four screws, ya know, just in case.

And there you have it!  It's a little heavy and HIGHLY unconventional, but speeds your style through a couple of milleniums or so.  And then if you actually need a corner brace, you always have one handy.  Win-Win.

I think Paris needs one to compliment her equally classy outfit, am I right or am I right?

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