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Topic: Paper Bracelets. [ NOW WITH TUTORIAL!]  (Read 79329 times)
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« on: July 03, 2008 01:16:12 PM »

I Saw A Similar Bracelet Somewhere Around Here I Think, Dont Remember Where but i immediately knew that i had to have one.
so i went straight to work.
the first one i made from rolling stone magazine but had ALOT of size issues. but i figure it gives it some character.
The Second, From Newspaper. I Made It much quicker and had a rolling technique down so this one only took me about an hour total, minus drying time. [ both are waterproof!]

I Cant Really Decide Which I Like More, i love the first ones different colors, and i really do like the variation in size
but the second one to me it seems like the black and white has a little "class" ha
but eh, so there ya have it.

thanks for lookin!
comments and feedback appreciated.


As Requested.

This project is very, VERY simple.


Newspaper Or Magazine, Whatever You Want To Use, Colored Paper Etc
Bobby Pins,
[clear] Elastic Cord.


Get Newspaper, i take just one, fold it. so you have 2 layers of paper.

then cut into stripes once you have determined the size you want, it usualy  take me around 20-25  rolls . it just depends on your wrist size.

Grab a strip of paper and lay it out with the side you want visible facing the ground.
then, i take the end of my paint brush to help me roll up the paper, this makes it go much  faster.

once i get to the end of the newspaper, i like to cut off that extra white bit so all you see is the black and white print,

in order to keep it rolled while i finish the other 20-25 i like to just stick a bobby pin in there to keep it rolled up nice and tight.

once you have the amount you think you will need [ i advise you make a few extra, just in case!]
your going to need that modpodge and paintbrush.

take the bobby pin out but make sure you grip it so it does not unroll.
put a good amount of modpodge on each end, making sure you get it on the inside as much as you can.
this is to make sure it stays tight.

then put a layer or two under the end of the paper

and smooth it out, then another few layers of modpodge on top and all around,

i usually let them dry and then add another layer or two after that to harden them a little more.

once  they are dry all you do it get your elastic cord.
i usually cut it about 3 maybe 4 times the length of my wrist.
then insert through the hole and slide the paper to the center of the elastic.
thenjust weave the ends through each paper roll like this...

sorry about the really horrible little kidish paint picture. i didnt really no how else to show it..

once its the length you want, i usually pull it and stretch it and tighten the elastic so its not all loose once i tie it.
i like to tie a knot at the end and dab a little clear nail polish/glue to keep it from coming undone.
Ta Da!!
Yay. You Have A New Bracelet.

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« Reply #1 on: July 03, 2008 01:24:27 PM »

Cool! Tutorial please!

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« Reply #2 on: July 03, 2008 01:27:19 PM »

Cool! I really like the newspaper one.

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« Reply #3 on: July 03, 2008 01:35:37 PM »

those are so neat! i want to make one now, too! do you have any hints/tips on how to go about doing so?
great work!

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« Reply #4 on: July 03, 2008 01:39:23 PM »

These are amazing!!!

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« Reply #5 on: July 03, 2008 01:46:30 PM »

i really like them!!!!

i've been stumped for a final item for a swap i'm in... this would be perfect!

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« Reply #6 on: July 03, 2008 02:04:58 PM »

Cute...I saw a light fixture/light shade made the same way but they kept making bigger and bigger circles and stacked them on one another. It is a great way to recycle and to put the idea in other people's heads that it is a very attractive thing to do.

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« Reply #7 on: July 03, 2008 02:45:03 PM »

wow, that was a snappy-fast tutorial!
i've already gathered some old magazines, i guess i'll start creatin'!
and thanks! this is such a cool idea. Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: July 03, 2008 02:54:04 PM »

So awesome!  I remember making those as a kid, except I had some weird plastic machine or something that helped with it, can't really remember how it worked though... I really like your bobby pin trick!
« Reply #9 on: July 03, 2008 03:02:05 PM »

oh man! yeah  when i was making this bracelet i remembered that machine!! i remeber mine was like purple or something. some kind of spinning mechanism.
great times.
i wish i could remember what it was called....

any who.
thanks everyone!
and yeah. i kind of laughed at your " snappy fast" comment.
its a rather horrible tutorial.[rhyming unplanned]
but you get the idea.


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