Introduction: The Teethlet - a Bracelet Made of Teeth
No worries ! No one was harmed in acquiring the teeth and no tomb raiding was commited !!
These are plastic teeth used in dental labs.
There are several manufacturers. I managed to know someone working in a dental lab and could get my hands on some old fashioned design line.
This might look a bit macabre but such a bracelet is an awesome eye catcher.
The next big hit at your upcoming voodoo party or your local zombie gathering ;)
Step 1: Material & Tools
- 1mm/0.039" drill bit
- Steady hand
- Elastic cord
- Plastic teeth (from dental lab or manufacturer samples)
For a single cord bracelet you need about 25-35 teeth depending on your wrist size. 30 teeth would be perfect for a 18cm/7" wrist circumference. To make it a double bracelet you need the double amount of course.
A wide choice of different teeth gives the bracelet a much more interesting look than just using the same sort of teeth for the whole bracelet. I used incisors, canines and molars.
Step 2: Drilling
Try to align the holes centered. I used the drill to widen the holes a bit so they can be easily slid on the cord.
Step 3: Bead It !
I made a simple knot at one end of the cord so the teeth couldn't slip off.
The teeth were randomly beaded on the cord.
Once I was finished I made a simple figure eight knot.
Now that was easy !
And done is your tooth bracelet.
If you have enough teeth the bracelet could be double folded to get a thicker or heavier look. Or you could make a necklace.
I would like to see your creations !