i'm gonna make some of these bad boys. my friends and i used to do a similar thing with hair-elastics tying the straps together which was diffcult to get off in any situation, and ribbon which was pretty but had a tendency to come undone at the most in-opportune moment causing drinks to go flying and boys to run for their lives.
these are incredible. have they encountered weather yet? you can tell i'm english by my first query being about weather. i use my hand as a pallet too. and then my knee. and then the cat. i've ruined many jeans using this method. the cat doesn't mind though.