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« on: September 29, 2010 05:47:39 AM »



A gum wrapper-ish bracelet with a twist pattern!

I saw this design on a site called Inna's Creations
http://increations.blogspot.com/2008/09/origami-bracelet.html
but when I tried to follow the directions they seemed sort of backwards.  Like you had to UN-weave the last piece to put the next piece in.

So I made one and took it apart, and figured out a way to weave it the other directions so the "next" piece just goes on top of the "last" piece.

Also different from Inna's directions, I folded my strips in to the center twice, like a gum wrapper chain, to hide the raw edges.



I used magazine covers. You want to use coated covers, but not the really really thick ones.  (Martha Stewart Living is too thick).  

I cut my strips 4.5" by 2".  I used 22 strips, but my hands are quite small.  










Full tutorial is here:
http://extremecards.blogspot.com/2010/09/recycled-mail-gum-wrapper-chain-woven.html
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« Reply #1 on: September 29, 2010 04:23:29 PM »

This is such a clever craft. Love the bracelet!
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« Reply #2 on: October 25, 2010 01:56:43 PM »

very cool, im excited to try this out Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: December 08, 2010 11:40:08 AM »

Thanks so much for sharing this!  Grin
I've been wanting to try to make one of these for a while now.
I've always been into recycling and making jewelry out of recycled things, but I've recently really go into it, so this is perfect for me.
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« Reply #4 on: December 10, 2010 08:37:26 AM »

That's a cool weaving technique. I've never seen it done in reverse like that.  Really clever!
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« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2010 01:44:51 PM »

It just seemed so much easier to make it going this direction--all you have to do is wrap the new piece around the one put on before it and the bracelet "weaves" itself!
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« Reply #6 on: December 19, 2010 01:50:24 PM »

I've always used that "reverse weave" technique and always been frustrated by it.  Genius and thanks for the simple "why didn't I think of it" technique.

Brava!

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