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« on: September 19, 2003 11:31:13 AM »

Books rings are an alternative to binders for holding together loose leaf hole-punched papers.  They come in a huge range of sizes depending on how much paper you are holding together.

Also ... they also make a great, cheap, base for a bracelet:

Supplies:
  • large book ring
  • jump rings
  • charms

I went to a local stationary store and shelled out the whopping 40 cents for a 3-inch book ring.  Because it opens up, it doesn't need to fit over your hand like a bangle bracelet.  So you can get a loose fitting one or one that fits more snug.



Attach the charms to the jump rings.



Slide them onto the book ring.


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« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2003 12:10:22 PM »

that is a very silly bracelet....lol
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« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2003 12:16:53 PM »

What a great idea! I love the look of bangles but I like to wear tighter bracelets -- I'm going to Staples to look for book ringy things that fit me snugly.

And the animals are so fun!
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« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2003 01:37:54 PM »

Thanks!

I bet it could be made into a more sophisticated looking bracelet if you use beads and metal charms, etc.

Hopefully they'll have them at Staples. I got mine at a great "mom and pop" stationary store near by (Bob Slate for you Bostonians).  I must admit that I felt a little silly trying the book ring on my wrist!  Tongue  But I don't think anyone saw!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2003 05:07:24 PM »

what a neat idea! maybe I'll run to the paper store down the street!
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« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2003 08:44:20 AM »

Hehe, my friend Tabby jacked a few of those book rings from the school office last year; we've all been wearing them as bracelets ever since!
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« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2003 06:36:11 PM »

you've outdone yourself  again !!  8)how creative!! i love those little charms!!!  i'm always looking for little plastic charms! you scored on those..i like that they are all one color ..awesome!
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« Reply #7 on: September 21, 2003 07:20:38 AM »

I'm always look for kitschy plastic charms as well!  They're so hard to find.  Anyone know of a source?

I got these at this old-fashioned mom and pop craft store in Arlington, MA called PlayTime.  I found a few bags of old (probably from the 50's) little plastic charms and toys tucked away in the wrong section of the store and snatched them up!
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« Reply #8 on: September 21, 2003 09:08:37 AM »

There's a great store in Chicago called Uncle Fun that has tons and tons of toys and charms. I don't know if you can purchase online,  but maybe you could call and ask for what you want...
http://www.unclefunchicago.com/
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« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2003 10:52:20 AM »

Brilliant, brilliant, brilliant.  Easy holiday presents, here I come!
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