DIY: Barneys Scrimshaw Bangles

Total comments, emails, MySpace messages, and texts you sent about the Jessica Cushman bangles, sold at Barneys for $800 and simply incredible: 71. T
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Total comments, emails, MySpace messages, and texts you sent about the Jessica Cushman bangles, sold at Barneys for $800 and simply incredible: 71. T
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Total comments, emails, MySpace messages, and texts you sent about the Jessica Cushman bangles, sold at Barneys for $800 and simply incredible: 71. Total minutes it took to make our own (admittedly juvenile, and merely inspired) version: 4. Here goes... You'll need: Plastic bangle bracelets in a solid color (we found ours at Forever 21). Two Sharpie paint pens, oil-based. One should be medium tipped and one should be fine tipped. Clear nail polish. A soft pencil. Step one: Choose the song lyric/ movie quote/ designer initials you want on the bangle. With your pencil, lightly write the lyric onto the bracelet for spacing. Adjust until the whole quote fits perfectly. Step two: Shake your Sharpie pens until the paint is free flowing. Write your script around the bangle, being careful not to smudge. Step three: Wait five minutes for the paint to dry. Coat the script in clear nail polish to protect it from chipping. Step four: Impress Gwyneth with the Coldplay lyric you're wearing at Beatrice; avoid subway boredom by reading your own wrists; trendset as usual. Fashionista is closed for Presidents Day. We celebrate by dressing like Jackie O. The site will be back tomorrow.

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Our bracelets cost $3.50 - $6.50 at Forever 21.

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Their Sharpie paint took far less time than we thought - about 20 seconds - to dry.

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From top to bottom: "It's All Happening," from Almost Famous "I spent all day making love in the Chelsea Hotel," from Chelsea Hotel by Dan Bern "On Wednesdays, We Wear Pink," from Mean Girls (superscript: "but this was girl world, and in girl world, you had to be sneaky"). "We Can Live Our Misbehavior," from Rebellion by Arcade Fire.