After making my necklace and earrings, I decided I needed a bracelet.  I decided over the weekend how I was going to make it, but not what it would look like.  So today I figured out my design and got my pieces all cut out.  I hope you like it; I sure do, and I'm excited about wearing it tomorrow :D

I made this at Techshop in SF!

Step 1: Supplies

There may be a few things you have to stop at Michaels to get to complete this project.  The circumference of my wrist is just less than 6 inches and the end bracelet is just the right size, so keep that in mind when deciding how many tiles you need.

<p>it's beautiful</p>
very nice and detailed:)
<p>Thank you :)</p>
I want to make this for my science teacher!!!
Awesome :)
Very good!
Thanks :)
Nice! A guy at our lab does similar &quot;negative&quot; engraves. <br>The result is /beautiful/. <br> <br>Does this have a clasp? It would be cool to do this with &quot;a kerf bend&quot;. Maybe I'll try that this weekend :-P
Awesome! I would love to see it if you try it. I decided to use two lobster clasps that hook to two jump rings on the other end of the bracelet. <br /> <br />At first I was going to engrave the image, but I really wanted to pop and negative engraves are awesome! I will probably do that more often in the future. <br /> <br />A kerf bend is an interesting idea (I had to look it up). How do you think you would go about doing it with the bracelet?
Check it out, I did the kerf-bend bracelet this weekend :) <br> <br>http://www.flickr.com/photos/hslphotosync/7395570946/in/photostream <br> <br>Side note: MDF makes a freaking MESS in the laser D-:
Awesome! I see what you meant now. At first I thought you wanted to combine my bracelet with that kerf-bend and I was a little confused imaging it. I think it looks fun! Are you going to post it as an Instructable for the Fashion Contest?
I just finished posting it for that contest! :) <br> <br>I have this bracelet, and then a laser cut shirt I made with my sister... Is it okay to enter more than once?
Definetly! Post as many as you want!
I just finished posting it for that contest! :) <br> <br>I have this bracelet, and then a laser cut shirt I made with my sister... Is it okay to enter more than once?
I think if you did a strip of kerf-bend where you have the metal rings, it might work... <br> <br>I doubt it would be very durable...BUT plywood is cheap, and we both have laser cutters! <br> <br>Hooray laser cutters!
I looked at the site you showed. I understand the concept, but how would you clasp it together? Or would it be the same except different than my design?
Hmm...this could actually be really fun. <br> <br>You could do it with lobster clasps, the way you did... <br> <br>Or you could have exploit the fact that the kerf bend makes the wood &quot;stretchy&quot;. Make one of the individual panels have a finger joint cut into it, glue it together, then just slip the whole thing over your hand. <br> <br>I'm trying to get my sister in the lab this weekend to do the Fashion Contest (http://www.instructables.com/contest/fashion2012/), so I'll have to make her my guinea pig and play with your bracelet design :).
My husband thought I was going to make it stretchy in the first place. That would be really good, because 6 or 7 tiles will be the circumference of your wrist anyway and the clasps can possibly make it too loose for some people. <br /> <br />Good luck i the Fashion Contest. I have a few more things I am trying to get done to enter myself :)
Hmm, the google image results for kerf bend don't represent it very well (at least not in the way that you do it with a laser cutter). <br> <br>What I'm talking about looks like this: http://www.adafruit.com/adablog/wp-content/uploads/2012/06/kerfbending.png
Hey Great Work! The design has an ancient Greek flare to it. Really great work.
Thank you :)
This is great! I didn't think jewelry would count for the contest. I&quot;ll make sure to join in. I like your stye!
Thanks and yes! I hope you do enter! Anything that can be a fashion accessory qualifies :)
This looks great!
Thanks :)
They look awesome! I really like the acrylic version, but the wood has a nice earthy feel. Great job!
I agree! It is hard to pick which is coolest :)
I'm not sure which one I like more! They're lovely. :D
I know, they are both so fun!
They're both really cool!
Thanks :D

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