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Turning Blind Bag Figurines into Jewelry~a Tutorial

Hey, everyone! 😀

I hope you enjoyed Holly’s blogs during the holidays…don’t worry, there’s  more “written by the dolls” stuff coming soon. 🙂

Today I have a really fun tutorial for you:

How to turn blind bag figurines into cute, geeky jewelry! 😀

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I got inspired to do this project because my awesome older brother made me this adorable Pinkie Pie necklace for Christmas, and I thought, hey, what better way to express your love of various shows and fandoms? 😛

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For this project, you will need the following:

–blind bag figurines (see tip below for when you’re getting these)

–jewelry findings for whatever kind you want to make…I used ring bases, as well as some chains and clasps for the necklace.

–glue…I used superglue, but I also recommend E6000.

Let’s get started!  😀

First, here’s a tip for when you’re buying blind bags.  For some blind bags, like My Little Pony, you can find the serial number list online, and know exactly who you’re getting.  Today, I used some other miscellaneous figures, like Shopkins (for which I haven’t found a cheat sheet).

The actual tutorial is pretty simple: for rings, apply superglue or E6000 to your ring base, and add your item.  Try to find more flat-backed items for flat ring bases, and rounder items for contouring ones. 🙂

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For example, this Shopkins Cherie Tomato would look adorable on a ring, but she doesn’t have a flat place to attach to a flat base, so I used this more contoured one instead.

100_2186100_2182For a necklace or bracelet, I use a pushpin to create a hole, then I add a jewelry loop-pin thing (I don’t know the official name 😛 ), with some glue around the hole to hold it tight.

(here’s a photo of me poking the hole)

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I used this method to make a Shopkins charm bracelet and a Twilight Sparkle necklace!

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I also made a Pinkie Pie brooch with this brooch finding.

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PROCLAIM YOUR GEEKINESS TO THE WORLD! 😛

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I hope you enjoyed this project! 😀

XOXO,

Grace

P.S. Let me know in the comments if you’d like to see more “written by the dolls” stuff, or more stuff written by me. 🙂

6 thoughts on “Turning Blind Bag Figurines into Jewelry~a Tutorial

  1. I like a combination of “written by the dolls” and written by you. They’re both fun to read. 🙂 I have to look into getting some Shopkins; they’re adorable, and I can see myself getting obsessed with collecting them. I think those jewelry loop things may be called “head pins,” as one of my followers told me when I didn’t know the correct term. (You can probably tell I’m a jewelry-making novice.) That Pinkie Pie necklace is adorable! Great tutorial! 😀

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    1. Thank you! 😀 Um, yeah, it’s pretty easy to get addicted…. 😉 And thanks for the input…I’m going to think about doing a combo of me and my dolls writing. I thought it was really fun during the holidays! 🙂

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