When I made the list of things necessary to my Number Six red dress costume, the bracelet was at the top. It is part of the outfit, as is the silver ring. I spent more than a couple of hours scouring the internet looking for a replica or a source.
Another person who pulled together a Six costume found a fabulous bracelet at a store in Canada but didn’t seem willing to divulge the store name or the designer.
The only option left was to make one. Obviously. I asked my propmaker boyfriend for assistance. In case anyone else has struggled to find this bracelets, here’s a rough how-to. After gathering reference photos (which I kept a set of here), we drew out the shapes on cardstock.
Then we gathered the following materials:
- Magic Sculp
- Wax paper
- Sandpaper, fingernail polishing pads
- Silver spray paint
- Monofilament fishing line
- Nylon strap, length depends on wrist size plus 5″ for buckle
- Slide loop buckle or strap adjuster
- Grinding wheel – helpful, not necessary
- Pasta machine – helpful, not necessary
- Super glue/instant glue
- Immediately put the mixed putty between two sheets of wax paper and roll through pasta machine if you have one, if not use a rolling pin.
- Using your sketches, cut the epoxy putty into rough form and shapes.
- As you can see from the picture above, the pieces are at various angles. Fold a piece of cardstock and carefully angle your pieces so they will cure into the right shapes/angles.
- Once cured, finish shaping with sandpaper and/or a grinding wheel.
- Polish the pieces with fingernail polish pads (it takes a long time to get them perfectly smooth, be patient).
- Spray paint pieces silver.
- After sculpted pieces are dry, drill two tiny holes in the middle of each piece to put the monofilament through.
- Use super glue to put monofilament in hole and attach to nylon strap with sewing needle. Tie knot on bottom of the strap and put a dot of instant glue on each knot.
- To finish the bracelet, sew a slide loop or strap adjuster buckle on the end.
You can follow the same process with the epoxy putty to make her triangle ring as well. Ring bases are easy to find at any craft supply store.
Hopefully this will help someone; I’m happy to attempt answering any specific questions.
Amy Ratcliffe still has no idea what she wants to be when she grows up. But until then, she will keep playing D&D, reading comics, and perfecting the ultimate chic lightsaber. Strong female characters in the world of geek (movies, comics, and books) influence her attitude and costumes. Check out her blog Geek with Curves.