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Topic: Marvelous Melted Plastic Cuffs [Now with Tutorial!]  (Read 11226 times)
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« on: June 23, 2007 06:40:44 PM »

I was browsing Craftster and found some lovely Melted Bead Cuffs and though I'd make some of my own. I had this plastic rock sort of things sitting around that my strangely girly little brother got at Dollarama and had been wondering for weeks what the heck I was going to do with them. As I was reading the tutorial that little lightbulb above my head went off and I realise not only was this what I was going to do with the rocks but it answered what the heck I was going to give my friend for her birthday. The results:

And now for the not so sexy action shot:


So what do you think? Are they not something every 16 year old girl needs?

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Tutorial!:

Now I'm no genius and actually really suck at explaining things so we'll have to see how this goes....
Materials:
Plastic Rocks, Beads, ect.
Tinfoil
Cookie Sheet
Oven
Pop Can

Steps:
Step 1: Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil and heat up the oven. I used about 350F but you may need to play around with the tempature.
Step 2: Lay the pastic rocks (or beads or whatever) on the cookie sheet in a rectangle thats the desired length and width you want.
Step 3: Place in oven until completely melted.
Step 4: Remove the cookie sheet and wrap the melted platic and tinfoil around a pop can. This is extremely tricky. You might want to tape the tinfoil to the can.
Step 5: Once the plastic has cooled slide it off the can, peel off the tin foil and TADA! you have a sexy cuff. Smiley

Tip: Do one bracelet at a time. If you try to do more than one the other bracelet will cool while your wrestling to get the first bracelet on the can.

Hope thats helpful  Cheesy
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« Reply #1 on: June 23, 2007 07:45:51 PM »

wow! those are sooo cute! how in the world did you get them to be so round and perfect?!?!? i have so many beads and plasticy things to melt and these are too cute to pass up! (and i know a certain BFF who would love one of these Wink) good job,

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« Reply #2 on: June 23, 2007 10:06:32 PM »

Very cute!  I love the colors and how light and springy they are. Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2007 10:15:09 PM »

very cute!  how did you do it?
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« Reply #4 on: June 24, 2007 08:06:41 AM »

Wow! That is great! They are gorgeous! And the dollar-shop bags of plastic gems are wayyyy cheaper than buying beads. What a super idea!
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« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2007 08:36:26 AM »

Are they not something every 16 year old girl needs?

Uhm, can I pretend to be 16? I really like these bracelets! I have some left over plastic sea creatures - but those might turn out really scary...hmm...I bet your friend loved her present!
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« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2007 09:08:02 AM »

Fun4Bambi, you could buy blue and clear rocks and sort of scatter your sea creatures over the top or in between them, so you got sea creatures in the water Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2007 09:35:02 AM »

See what you started here, amc-

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« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2007 09:52:13 AM »

Fun4Bambi, you could buy blue and clear rocks and sort of scatter your sea creatures over the top or in between them, so you got sea creatures in the water Cheesy
That would be soooo cool. I need a trip to the dollar store, right? Sure - it's next to the hardware store...
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2007 04:22:42 PM »

I just found these plastic rocks at Big Lots, and I remember someone posted a cool cuff before, and I didn't know where to find the rocks (only had seen glass ones) so thank you for the tut, and this will be fun, I bought clear ones and purple ones.  Is Acrylic plastic? LOL, that is what they say these are "acrylic" but they feel like plain on plastic to me...

Thank you!
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