How to Make a Lovely Friendship Bracelet, for cheap! (A Dabbled Re-run)

[25 Apr 2009 | By | 2 Comment(s) | 12,347 views ]
Dot is off enjoying herself at Inman Park Festival today (see all the fun we had last year?), so you are treated to a past project that you might have missed!
Last year at Inman Park

Make an eco-friendly and inexpensive bracelet!

Bracelet MakingThis is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away! What could be better??

This was inspired by something I used to do when I was a kid back in the eighties, make friendship bracelets out of fishing tackle (specifically a barrel swivel). You can buy these anywhere they sell fishing gear – I paid 99cents for a pack of 12 and didn’t even use them all.

I combined that with my love of faux shrinky dinks from #6 plastic (previous instructable here or check out my Shrinky Dinky Test Lab experiments) for a fun, updated twist!

Of course, bracelets aren’t the only thing you can do with this — you could make drop earrings, necklaces, bead curtains, or whatever! This would also be a great project for kids to do, I could see this at a pre-teen girl birthday party…
Disc Bead Bracelet - Cheap Recycled fun!

All the instructions are here as an Instructable


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  • Juanita Nelson [] (elsewhere) discussed this :

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  • John [] :

    power balance bracelet is a amazing accessories can help you more power balance in sports games and you may feel full of energy in the is hot in sports … I have more than 3 power balance bands and i love them.