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Topic: Metal Lunch Box Bracelette/Cuff  (Read 1571 times)
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« on: June 20, 2004 07:18:09 PM »

This weekend I went to a parade where I saw a woman wearing a bracelette that was made from a metal lunch box.  It looked like she just cut a a strip off the face of the lunch box and fashioned it into a bracelette.  The reason I knew it was from a lunch box is because I actually own the same lunch box the bracelette came from.  I think it would be pretty simple to do, you'd just need to cut it strait.  Her bracelette was about an inch wide and it looked like the sides were bent under to make it look more finished.  I'm not sure about the closure, but I'm thinking it was just bent around her wrist.  It was very clever and cute.  Has anyone else heard of these or know of a website to find the how-to?  The how-to might not even be necessary.  Anyway, it seemed like a great idea to reuse a lunch box that might be damaged or rusty.

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« Reply #1 on: June 24, 2004 04:31:45 PM »

I imagine that you could cut the strip out with tin shears or with the jeweler's saw.  I'm familiar with the saw, but not with the shears.  I know, when I took metals, to cut shapes from sheet metal we would pierce a hole into the metal in close proximity to the area you want to remove.  Then you can insert the blade and saw away. 

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good luck!  Sounds like a fabuolous idea!

« Reply #2 on: June 24, 2004 09:49:30 PM »

sounds very cool. you'd just want to do something to the edges so they don't cut your arms specially if they have rust. hmm. wish i saw them myself would help with figuring it out Tongue
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« Reply #3 on: June 25, 2004 08:26:43 AM »

I would guess if you cut it straight and sanded it down making sure there wasn't a single bit sticking out it shouldn't cut you, as long as you rounded off the corners too.
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« Reply #4 on: June 25, 2004 10:54:40 AM »

it's very simple... I haven't made one yet... but I saw one in a kid's craft book using soda cans instead... you basically just measure out the width and length and then carefully cut it out... most important part is to sand like crazy and round off any sharp edges and it's really about it... you can always coat the edge with a bit of gloss to be extra safe

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