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« on: June 19, 2004 12:41:26 PM »

i was inspired by the bracelet here:
http://www.uncommongoods.com/item/item.jhtml?catId=3&itemId=11332&nextItemIndex=14&style=&pageId=126&templateId=1&famName=bracelets&subCatId=10001.

so, theirs is out of metal, but i thought, why couldn't you do it with a real ruler?

materials:
tin foil
little ruler from a geometry set, or a big one cut in half
oven
cookie tray
round object such as a can to mold your bracelet on

1. preheat your oven to 350 F
2. put the tin foil onto the cookie tray
3. place the ruler on the cookie tray
3. put the tray in the oven
4. you must check the ruler constantly, because depending on the type, the ruler will melt differently. once you see it start to shrink, and possibly curl, remove it from the oven.
5. quickly take the ruler off the sheet and place it on your round object, i used an empty juice can. once you have it molded in a generally round shape, put it back on the tray, this time standing on its edge.
6. pop it back in the oven for a but again, until it's soft.
7. take it out, and with oven mittened hands smush the ends in a bit to make it more of a bracelet shape, like the metal one i linked to.
8. let cool, and voila.


sorry i don't have any pictures guys, my digital camera is MIA..or..just wounded maybe...any way you look at it it's not working.

>>warning<< this may not work for all rulers, i did three, and one of them went ruffly and i had to throw it in the garbage.
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« Reply #1 on: June 20, 2004 01:54:00 PM »

that sounds like such a cool project! i've gotta try it Grin
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« Reply #2 on: June 20, 2004 04:27:43 PM »

I made one of those after seeing this lovely yet expensive shop http://www.tattydevine.com/collection/spr04/sum04.html.  My camera is playing up but I'll try to post an image as I'm mighty proud!
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« Reply #3 on: August 06, 2004 04:16:35 PM »

Ariel,
 That is so cool!  Wink
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2004 05:03:39 AM »

Would putting it in a pan of water and almost bringing it to the boil work too?
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« Reply #5 on: August 08, 2004 10:13:58 AM »

I think boiling it would work. I've boiled tootbrushes and they are much more thicker than any ruler I've ever seen.
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« Reply #6 on: August 08, 2004 07:25:21 PM »

if i made one like Ariel's, i'd probably sit there in class all day, drawing the shapes on my arm.  lol.
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« Reply #7 on: August 09, 2004 05:22:57 PM »

That is so cute! Now all I need to do is find myself a suitable ruler. Really nifty idea, thanks  Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: August 28, 2004 02:24:03 PM »

i got cute little alphabet stencil rulers and put them in boiling water until they were "soft". it turned out awesome! i'll post pics when i get a chance!
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« Reply #9 on: September 06, 2004 05:16:33 PM »

that is such a cute idea! i am definately going to make one!
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