Captain Rex is one of my favorite characters from Star Wars: The Clone Wars. I even call him my fictional husband in my blog’s profile. Even fellow Star Wars fans in the community know about my undying love for Rex, so I thought I’d make it official and wear him on my wrist at all times.
If you have a favorite clone trooper or Star Wars character you’d like to wear on your wrist, follow along with this do-it-yourself guide.
Step One: Materials
I normally pay a visit to Michaels Stores to stock up on materials. However, if you don’t have a Michaels around you, many of these materials can be found online. For this project, you will need: Mod Podge (all-in-one glue, sealer and finish), E6000 (industrial adhesive), a plain bracelet with a flat surface, a bag of decorative fillers or clear cabochons, and the paper-based image you’d like to use for the background. (NOTE: Mod Podge is not waterproof. If you’d like to protect it from water damage, look into Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer.)
Step Two: Mod Podge
I’m using a decorative filler (the clear “beads” used for vases) from the Home Decor section at Michaels store. Trace the edge of the filler/cabochon around the paper image you want and cut the image down to a size where the edges aren’t sticking out from underneath the filler/cabochon. Next, clean the flat side and then add a few drops of Mod Podge. Spread it around with a toothpick, brush or fingertip. Place the filler/cabochon on the image and press down on it. Leave that to dry for 10-15 minutes.
Step Three: More Mod Podge
After the 10-15 minutes are done, add a few drops of Mod Podge to the back of the image. Spread it around with a toothpick, brush or fingertip. Let that dry for an additional 10-15 minutes. Add a second layer, if necessary. NOTE: Mod Podge is not waterproof. If you’d like to protect it from water damage, look into Mod Podge Gloss Acrylic Sealer.
Step Four: E600o Glue
Check that the back of the filler/cabochon is fully dry. Next, grab the bracelet and add a thin line of E600 Glue to the flat surface of the bracelet. Find the center and press down on the back of the filler/cabochon. Leave that to dry for 30 minutes or more.
After the glue dries completely, you are now ready to wear your new Star Wars-inspired bracelet!