I was browsing Craftster and found some lovely Melted Bead Cuffs and though I'd make some of my own. I had this plastic rock sort of things sitting around that my strangely girly little brother got at Dollarama and had been wondering for weeks what the heck I was going to do with them. As I was reading the tutorial that little lightbulb above my head went off and I realise not only was this what I was going to do with the rocks but it answered what the heck I was going to give my friend for her birthday. The results:
And now for the not so sexy action shot:
So what do you think? Are they not something every 16 year old girl needs?
Love Me Tutorial!:
Now I'm no genius and actually really suck at explaining things so we'll have to see how this goes....Materials:
Plastic Rocks, Beads, ect.
Step 1: Cover a cookie sheet with tinfoil and heat up the oven. I used about 350F but you may need to play around with the tempature.
Step 2: Lay the pastic rocks (or beads or whatever) on the cookie sheet in a rectangle thats the desired length and width you want.
Step 3: Place in oven until completely melted.
Step 4: Remove the cookie sheet and wrap the melted platic and tinfoil around a pop can. This is extremely tricky. You might want to tape the tinfoil to the can.
Step 5: Once the plastic has cooled slide it off the can, peel off the tin foil and TADA! you have a sexy cuff.
Tip: Do one bracelet at a time. If you try to do more than one the other bracelet will cool while your wrestling to get the first bracelet on the can.
Hope thats helpful