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« on: August 18, 2005 09:42:03 PM »



Old Dutch Potato Chip Cuff



This is a real potato chip bag shrunken down to fit as a bracelet. Its been melted to the point where it feels like thicker plastic in the oven.  You take 2 chip bags and lay them flat on an OLD cooking pan, you take another pan and lay it on top so it creates a bit of a dome around the chips.  If you have your oven on 350 degrees it should take about 5-8 minutes to shrink the bags right down. BE CAREFUL, and check them every 3-4 minutes.  After they're shrunken down to the size you want them just take them out, and to quick cool them you can pour water on the hot pan carefully. This makes the chip bag EASY to peel off the pan.

I figure that this is an excellent way to recycle.



The back of the first bracelet.  I may come up wtih a better way of making it into a cuff. I just like the X over style of the leather cording.



On my wrist.

Hopefully I will be able to make handmade candy wrapper earrings in the near future too!

Here are some others just waiting to be made into bracelets.



Hope you enjoyed this.  I get excited over garbage!

Tell me what you think!?
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« Reply #1 on: August 18, 2005 09:56:15 PM »

those are awesome! I have thought about those since i read somewhere that you can microwave them (but thats something i wouldnt ever do! microwave = bad news)
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« Reply #2 on: August 18, 2005 09:59:18 PM »

those are awesome! I have thought about those since i read somewhere that you can microwave them (but thats something i wouldnt ever do! microwave = bad news)


Yeah it wouldn't be a good idea to do it in the microwave because I think that these bags are metal. Might fry your microwave.  Also putting things in the microwave with no substanance isn't good for it either.
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« Reply #3 on: August 23, 2005 07:16:38 PM »

Great way to recycle.  Just wish there was a way to cover up the advertising.

Neato.
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« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2005 11:02:47 AM »

What about using spraypaint to cover them if you don't like the writing? silver or black or something. even if it doesn't cover all the way it would look really textured. You could just spray the top so that the paint doesn't rub off on your skin. also you can cook the PLASTIC ONLY wrappers like skittles in the micro (or toaster oven I think) for like 10 seconds just until they shrink up. watch it and take it out right after it shrinks. that's good for earrings. anyway, I like the way you attached the closure. very cool
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« Reply #5 on: August 24, 2005 07:07:03 PM »

Very cool. I may have to try it.
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« Reply #6 on: August 24, 2005 07:53:30 PM »

I so glad that I'm not the only one out there that gets excited over trash!!  Everyone I know thinks I'm crazy Cheesy  These are awesome!!  I'm going to make some ASAP (first I need an old pan....don't think mum would like it if I used one of her nice ones)
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« Reply #7 on: August 24, 2005 08:03:14 PM »

love your bracelette. I have a book mark with a tassel on i from a chip bag that a crafty internet friend made and sent to me a couple of years ago. It's been doing it's job ever since!
I'd love to see your earrings when you do them.
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« Reply #8 on: August 24, 2005 10:44:20 PM »

love your bracelette. I have a book mark with a tassel on i from a chip bag that a crafty internet friend made and sent to me a couple of years ago. It's been doing it's job ever since!
I'd love to see your earrings when you do them.


THAT is a wonderful Idea.  I think I'll make some of mine into bookmarks.
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« Reply #9 on: August 25, 2005 12:44:08 PM »

wow! how cool! I love it, such an original idea, i love recycling stuff like this too  Cheesy
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