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« on: December 29, 2003 03:19:17 PM »


All you need is scrabble letters, a drill with a small bit,a small vice, and string. Step 1, choose your letters. I did my name which was too small for my wrist so I added the blank pieces to extend it. Step 2. carefully drill holes through the side of the pieces. This is kinda hard to do without hurting yourself unless you use a vice. Step 3. Once you get the holes through simply string it together on elastic and tada! You may think of a better way to go about the hole making, but that worked for me.
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« Reply #1 on: December 29, 2003 03:33:41 PM »

Ooh yes, I've made these before. I had a few problems with cracking the pieces when I drilled through them though, so be careful!
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« Reply #2 on: December 29, 2003 07:28:35 PM »

you could try to put tape around the piece before you drill it to try to prevent it from cracking.
just my $.02
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« Reply #3 on: December 30, 2003 08:54:02 AM »

Hey, thats a good idea
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« Reply #4 on: January 04, 2004 07:38:49 PM »

ahaha thats a really good idea
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« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2004 03:04:26 PM »

hmm. the only problem I see is that I love my Scrabble game too much to take game pieces away.(I am a Scrabble god.) I think I'll peruse the Sal Army game section the next time I'm there.
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« Reply #6 on: January 29, 2004 12:57:14 PM »

hmm. the only problem I see is that I love my Scrabble game too much to take game pieces away.

I purchased my game at an estate sale for $2, couldn't use my Mom's, she would have a fit!
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« Reply #7 on: February 25, 2004 09:39:06 AM »

i will have to go tp the salvation army and see if they have any games
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« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2004 03:47:12 PM »

love the bracelet!
 
i've seen bracelets and earrings made with old typewriter keys on eBay and this seems like a variation thereof (which doesn't require taking apart old typewriters--a thought that brings tears to my eyes).
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« Reply #9 on: February 25, 2004 03:50:33 PM »

Very Spiffy
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« Reply #10 on: February 25, 2004 07:14:03 PM »

I have made one of these! I did the holes a different way than you suggested, though. Instead of drilling through the actual scrabble piece, I found some tiny screw in hooks and screwed them into the piece. That way, the pieces dangle around....*loves dangly bracelets*. I'll have a rummage and see if I can find it to take a picture and post.
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« Reply #11 on: February 26, 2004 11:26:56 AM »

You don't even have to use a drill and just use a backing of some sort... love the look, the first time I saw it was on http://udandi.com
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« Reply #12 on: February 29, 2004 09:32:31 AM »

in case anyone has had the same problem finding scrabble games i have-

after searching thrift stores constantly for three months looking for scrabble games to use the tiles from, i discovered that you can order a complete set from the Hasbro site for pretty cheap. duh!

even so, by the time i figured this out, the hanukah present i was making was extremely late, so i ended up using scrabble stickers i bought in the scrapbooking section at target when we went down to the states. they're much smaller, but they're made out of balsa wood, so they look like real miniture tiles. very cool! except for the fact that balsa wood is very light, so they floated in the resin when i tried to make coasters. they still look cool, but i should have waited until i ordered the real ones.

anyway, that was really ramble-y. all i planned to say is order them from the hasbro site.    
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« Reply #13 on: March 02, 2004 09:36:51 AM »

This site sells scrabble tiles 10 for $1.00. You can request the letters you want. They have lots of cool stuff too. I have never ordered from it so I can't vouch for customer service, excetra but seems crafter friendly.

http://www.mantofev.com/lettersnumbers1.htm
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« Reply #14 on: March 02, 2004 10:07:37 AM »

You don't even have to use a drill and just use a backing of some sort... love the look, the first time I saw it was on http://udandi.com

I was going to suggest that when I first started reading this thread!  



This site sells scrabble tiles 10 for $1.00. You can request the letters you want. They have lots of cool stuff too. I have never ordered from it so I can't vouch for customer service, excetra but seems crafter friendly.

http://www.mantofev.com/lettersnumbers1.htm

actually on the wood Scrabble tiles it says "no requests please" Wink
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sorry, she must of changed that because when I was looking last year  you could request. She has other letter things you can request.  Cry
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« Reply #16 on: March 23, 2004 05:36:00 PM »

AWESOME PROJECT!  I use Scrabble tiles and the gameboards to make bulletin boards.  I usually find them at thrift stores, but when I run out and need a fix I get  a complete set of tiles (without the board) from Hasbro.com.  Good luck everybody!
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« Reply #17 on: April 30, 2004 07:24:21 PM »

I recently started making these bracelets.  And I thought for a minute I had an original idea.  Dolt.  Anyway, I bought a dremel and used a tiny tiny drill bit to make two holes through each tile.  They don't crack or anything.  Well, the drill bit kind of smokes up a bit; I think it's the type of wood and the depth to go through the side of the tile.  Great bracelets though!
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« Reply #18 on: May 06, 2004 06:02:24 PM »

Go to the scrabble site (www.scrabble.com) and you can buy a set of replacement letters directly from them for a few dollars if you can't find a used game somewhere.
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« Reply #19 on: May 07, 2004 06:03:24 AM »

I'd swear that I Have/Had the same idea. Take one of those big Mother-fill-in-the blank needles, poke holes through each of the letters (I was thinking of two to each piece) & Thread together (along with any other beads you wish to add.) with some clear elastic thread. But then I had the idea of instead constructiung a Scrabble Letter Charm bracelet,  Posted here http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=5289.0. I may still use the previous idea.
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« Reply #20 on: May 11, 2004 11:52:05 AM »

as a certified scrabble addict, i have to say that this is verrry cool!
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« Reply #21 on: October 13, 2004 02:30:53 PM »

Another variant on the <a href="http://bossykena.blogspot.com/2004/10/craftykena-strikes-back-or-another.html">scrabble bracelet</a>, with burgundy tiles I found in my inlaws basement.

I went with the two hole design, and had no problem drilling the pieces with a very small drill bit. I just had to do it slowly, in short brusts to avoid burning the tile.
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« Reply #22 on: October 17, 2004 04:54:07 PM »

If you want game pieces go to www.skybluepink.com  They have anything you want!
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« Reply #23 on: December 26, 2004 09:38:55 AM »

v.v. cool. ive hada go at using scrabble pieces...for earrings

theyre from a travel scrabble game so they dont weigh too much and are petit!

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« Reply #24 on: December 27, 2004 01:26:40 PM »

v.v. cool. ive hada go at using scrabble pieces...for earrings

theyre from a travel scrabble game so they dont weigh too much and are petit!



those, i must say, are awesome!!!!
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« Reply #25 on: January 07, 2005 05:23:46 PM »

could you do it with plastic pieces and burn the holes in with hjot safety pin?
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« Reply #26 on: January 09, 2005 04:13:12 PM »

could you do it with plastic pieces and burn the holes in with hjot safety pin?

yea, but if you have a drill, that still works too:)
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« Reply #27 on: January 15, 2005 11:08:36 AM »

Very creative!  I like this idea.
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« Reply #28 on: November 21, 2005 05:13:03 PM »

http://So Cool My mom loves scrabble so I think This is perfect for her
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« Reply #29 on: November 24, 2005 11:13:08 AM »

Ohhhh, pretty!  This is so cool and completely different for everyone who makes them because of all of the different things you could spell out.  Thats a really cool idea  Cheesy
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« Reply #30 on: December 12, 2005 10:33:41 AM »

i guess we both had the same idea- Smiley- i started a topic to with scrabble bracelets-

http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=55990.0

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« Reply #31 on: January 15, 2006 04:49:11 PM »

Sorry to dredge this topic up but I had to mention the scrabble broach my friend made me a year or two back....
It spelt out EVIL and I wore it proudly where ever I went, until the fated night when I returned home as EVI , after the L fell off god knows where Cry ( i suspect a cleaner at some bar in town was rather confused as to its presence tho) 

They made it, if I can recall correctly, by hot gluing the pieces together and then gluing the pin thingie onto the back. Although they didn't do it to good...
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« Reply #32 on: January 21, 2006 03:16:57 PM »

i had the same problem someone mentioned about the tiles cracking when i drilled them lengthwise...so, instead i drilled 2 holes, one on either side, and connected them with jump rings.

(sorry if the picture is huge, i just took it directly from my website... Smiley  )

it's called, "and sometimes y" b/c i think that's funny. Wink

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« Reply #33 on: January 25, 2006 04:53:00 PM »

awesome bracelet gypsysoul3!
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« Reply #34 on: January 27, 2006 11:47:02 PM »

thanks!
i just made a really simple bracelet for myself (but don't have pics...yet...), but it's just pink glass beads, and the letter "B" from the scrabble set, b/c my first name starts w/ B. Smiley i drilled a hole in the top of the B letter, and hung it from the bracelet like a charm.
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« Reply #35 on: February 02, 2006 04:53:48 PM »

i've done this with mah jong pieces. i think they were easier to keep from breaking, but harder physically to drill.
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« Reply #36 on: March 13, 2006 02:44:15 PM »

you can now buy a bag of 10 tiles and a little scathet for 5.95 at walmart.
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« Reply #37 on: March 17, 2006 09:37:33 AM »

you can now buy a bag of 10 tiles and a little scathet for 5.95 at walmart.
its cheaper to just buy the game and get 100 tiles or find one at the thrift shop. im a scrabble and boggle nerd  Grin
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« Reply #38 on: March 17, 2006 10:01:58 AM »

Oh I do love anything with scabble pieces.  These bracelets are too cute!
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« Reply #39 on: March 17, 2006 10:17:15 AM »

hmm. the only problem I see is that I love my Scrabble game too much to take game pieces away.(I am a Scrabble god.) I think I'll peruse the Sal Army game section the next time I'm there.

If you can't find a used copy (or you want way more tiles than that) you can purchase replacement tiles through Hasbro at this website http://www.hasbro.com/default.cfm?page=cs_parts
They have replacement pieces for all the Hasbro products and games (and printable Monopoloy money!)

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« Reply #40 on: June 08, 2006 07:06:56 PM »

This is an OUTSTANDING example of recycled art!  I'm impressed and may steal this idea for Christmas gifts as I have two old scrabble games!  Thanks for the motivation!
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« Reply #41 on: June 09, 2006 04:16:02 AM »

hey i like that bracelet
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