This is how I've stored my bangles: Rolling pin and a soymilk pitcher! (or use a kitchen tube). I'm trying to stay low-fat so the pastry is out!
I bought the crotchet roses as sewn onto a table runner, glued them to each side of the orange bangle (with the smaller rose at the back). You can use bias ribbon or cut strips of material and 'hem' (glue down) one edge so it does not fray, the other side of the 'ribbon' will be covered with the next wrap. For thicker materials, I folded over the edges and simply wrapped them in the buried level of the brass bangles. The twisty bangle is reinforced with embroidery thread.
Whilst in the fabric store - select craft roses to wrap metal hair slides for unique coordinating barrettes. Jewellery box - I painted a very dull grey box with black acrylic and used wadding and tapestry material to form the cushion. (the clear window and lace did not appeal to me).
You can decorate plain objects with painting or using fimo (polymer clay) or paper-mache' / varnishing paper. Find interesting fabric online. I must purchase this cocker spaniels material! looks like my orange roan puppy, Fallon-Vegan. (from amazon). Vintage golden and lemon roan cocker spaniel.storebought potted flowers can be replanted in larger containers (then cut off the dying flower heads and any leaves with disease)
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