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« Reply #30 on: November 06, 2005 06:43:36 AM »

I tried this this morning with a coke can!  But I didn't have the internet or the instructions, so I did it the way I thought I remembered.  Apparently I remembered wrong.  But this way works too!

I cut the long, inch wide piece just fine, but then I cut the thin pieces on the short edge of the can instead of the long one...so each peice is just long enough to fit over and bend over the inside of the bracelet, and the ends don't meet, but they stay in place pretty well.  So, the effect is, you get more coverage of the 1 inch strip and you can get a layered look by overlapping them a bit.

I put duct tape on the inside to protect my skin from the 'sharp' edges, although they turned out to be less sharp than I expected.  I also used about 2 inches of red duct tape to close, expand the bracelet because closed, I doubt I could get it over my wrist.  Then I covered the whole think in clear packing tape to protect it from the elements!

I'd post a pic, but my computer is dead and the school ones don't recognize my camera.

Lovely idea, btw.  Thanks for the instructions!
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« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2005 03:22:47 PM »

Do you think using velcro would be a good way to close them?
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« Reply #32 on: November 12, 2005 07:31:12 PM »

Do you think using velcro would be a good way to close them?

Yeah it is. I use velcro on mine and it works pretty well.
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« Reply #33 on: November 12, 2005 07:34:24 PM »

Wow! I LOVE this!! I so can't wait to try it! Did you use scissors, or should I raid my grandpa's tool shed for his tin snips??
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« Reply #34 on: November 27, 2005 07:47:15 PM »

Since the soda metal is soft enough to bend, I'd say that you should be able to cut the strips with plain-old scissors. But don't use a nice pair; use a this-pair-of-scissors-is-for-everything-and-anything-and-I-don't-really-care-if-they-break-or-get-messed-up. I've wrecked a pair of scissors that way. Wink From now on, I'll definitely be using scissors from the Dollar Tree to cut plastics and metals.
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« Reply #35 on: December 02, 2005 08:28:09 PM »

Since the soda metal is soft enough to bend, I'd say that you should be able to cut the strips with plain-old scissors. But don't use a nice pair; use a this-pair-of-scissors-is-for-everything-and-anything-and-I-don't-really-care-if-they-break-or-get-messed-up. I've wrecked a pair of scissors that way. Wink From now on, I'll definitely be using scissors from the Dollar Tree to cut plastics and metals.

I totally tried it, and wound up giving away the products of my efforts at a gift exchange. I'm making more though, and i'll totally post pictures of them. I've been mixing and matching different can colors and trying to get all artsy. When I can get this comp to recognize my digi-cam, I'll totally post pictures!
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« Reply #36 on: December 08, 2005 07:05:06 AM »

LOVE it!  Great job!
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« Reply #37 on: January 12, 2006 11:24:16 AM »

Thats really quite fantastic! I think im going to have to hunt down some woodstock cans Smiley
OOOh and my partner has alot of Dr Pepper cans she may or may not want to part with MUAHAHHAAA
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« Reply #38 on: March 25, 2008 12:50:32 PM »

aww. that looks amazing,
but the pics arent working and im illiterate.. what way do you cut the stips? going with the circle, or from the bottom to the lid?
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« Reply #39 on: March 29, 2008 12:37:10 AM »

aaaaw, the pictures aren't showing for me. ):
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