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tahrooday
« on: June 29, 2005 02:35:24 PM »

hey everyone! i'm new here, but not new to crafting! i've always loved crafts as a kid, and as i got older, i got to get random junk from around the house and make things!
today's my birthday, and i'm getting tons of duct tape, so i can't wait for that! i had already made a rose, but my dad's duct tape is almost gone, so i don't want to waste that on failed attempts on bags, skirts, etc.
sorry for that long intro, i tend to ramble. on with the bracelets!

last night at four am, i got bored. i was browsing around here and found soda can rings. i thought, "a can is about the side of your wrist..why not make bracelets?" so i dug out a coke can from the recycling bag, and set to work.

result:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/f8f35758.jpg
coke one for me, ginger ale one for my friend (i got two bracelets out of the coke can and gave one to my sister. i could've gotten two out of the ginger ale, but i tried to make a cuff out of the "Schweppes" logo, but that failed.)

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/f8a966a5.jpg
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/f2431a30.jpg
on me

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/0b03df56.jpg
outside

http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/cf6c457a.jpg
inside

and here's a tutorial (my camera died after i made the first one, so i made a paint diagram. hah.):

diagram:
http://i4.photobucket.com/albums/y146/incineratexx/my%20pictures/2f38ca79.bmp

materials:
-soda can of your choice
-scissors
-razor blade/knife (something to penetrate the can, my scissors didn't work for that)
-electrical tape

step one:
rinse out your empty can. make sure it's dry. both of mine still had water in them, so i got a nice wet surprise when i cut off the ends.

step two:
pierce the can near the top, just under the little edge thing after it slopes down. make a slice.

step three:
go in with your scissors. cut all round the top, then down the side, and along the bottom. toss the top and bottom, unless you can find a use for them. (suggestions?)

step four:
cut off the top and bottom edge of your little strip of alluminum to make it even and smooth.

step five:
cut a strip of alluminum the width you want your bracelet to be. try it on, and make sure you have some overlapping. cut off any access. my wrists are kinda small, so i cut about an inch off the length of it.

step six:
fold over the edges about a half an inch and tape down.

step seven:
curl up the bracelet and hold it for about thirty seconds to make it tight. just stretch it a bit to put it on. if it gets loose, just curl it again.
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minouette
« Reply #1 on: June 29, 2005 04:24:16 PM »

Those look great!   Smiley
I'd be worried the aluminum might cut my arm.   Undecided Are they sharp?
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« Reply #2 on: June 29, 2005 04:53:06 PM »

Those look great!   Smiley
I'd be worried the aluminum might cut my arm.   Undecided Are they sharp?
surprisingly, no. i thought they would be, but maybe it was the way i cut it or something. but if i rub my finger on it, it's not sharp at all.
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« Reply #3 on: June 29, 2005 05:09:34 PM »

haha thats crazy i just made some of these a few weeks ago but i bent the edges under so it wouldnt be sharp on my arm.
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« Reply #4 on: June 29, 2005 05:29:51 PM »

I've made rings out of soda cans but never bracelets. Maybe you could make chockers too. x
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« Reply #5 on: June 29, 2005 06:24:01 PM »

I like the idea for soda can rings. But bracelets..uhh...I just don't like that idea. I mean they are cute, for whoever likes them. But I just don't like the way they look. Necklaces would be cool, too, though. Good job, even if I don't care much for them!  Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: June 30, 2005 02:27:43 PM »

those are really cute! id make some but my parents would probably have a fit...they already complain and i only take the pop tabs off!
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« Reply #7 on: June 30, 2005 04:45:50 PM »

Lmao, Giggles. My whole family thinks I'm nuts for my ritualistic recycling:

a) rinse out cans
b) turn pop tabs around and pull off to retain holes
c) crush cans
d) tote to recycling center.

Those are great looking bracelets, there. I'll definitely be whipping up a few. Glad to hear they aren't sharp!
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« Reply #8 on: July 02, 2005 04:21:53 PM »

OYG they are very cool, I'm gonna have to try that
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