Carved Wood Tribal Bracelet (Made with a Dremel)


How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

For today’s DIY accessory, I created a tribal-themed carved wood bracelet with the help of a Dremel Micro 8050.  I have a few power tools but I’d love to grow my collection, so I was excited to try out the newest Dremel hand tool which is very versatile.

Supplies:

  • Unfinished wood bracelet
  • Paint
  • Pencil
  • Dremel Micro with carving tip

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

First I painted the bangle black with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Graphite.  You can use whatever paint or stain you’d like, I just happen to have an abundance of Chalk Paint so it’s usually the first thing I grab.

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

Next I cut out a triangle from some thin cardboard and used it to trace alternating triangles with a pencil.

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

Then I got the Dremel ready and went through all the attachments that came with it.   (The Micro 8050 can cut, carve, engrave, sand, grind, sharpen, clean and polish—helping you bring just about any project to life.)

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

I chose a carving tip and lightly followed the lines I had drawn on the bracelet.  The Dremel is lightweight and it’s recommended to hold it like a (thick) pencil.  It carved enough of the surface to give it some texture and let the unfinished wood show through.

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

Dremel offers a full line of versatile tool systems that provide the perfect solution for almost any craft, hobby or DIY project.  The Micro 8050 is the most “brilliantly powerful” and precise cordless rotary tool that Dremel has ever produced.  It does take a little getting used to… I probably should’ve done some more practicing because you can see that my lines did not turn out at straight as I had traced them!

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

I’ll just tell people I meant to do that.   😉

I’m already planning a project with a flat surface instead of curved, which should help with the straight lines.

How to transform a plain wood bangle into a carved tribal bracelet with a Dremel.  girlinthegarage.net

Light and easy to handle in tight spaces, the Dremel® Micro™8050 is packed with features that have crafters, hobbyists and DIYers in mind: soft grip, LED front-end lighting to illuminate projects, a docking station that continually charges, and an 8V Max Lithium-ion battery.

For more information on Dremel products, project ideas and problem-solving tips, visit http://www.dremel.com.

Have you used a Dremel before?  I’d love to hear about your experience!

Jen

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I was selected for this opportunity as a member of Clever Girls Collective and the content and opinions expressed here are all my own.


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