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Braclet Making

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Have you ever wondered what the heck to buy the last person on your Christmas list? Well, if it is a girl (and hopefully it is) then you can make this bracelet. You don't need beads, all you need is... hey, if i tell you now, then that will be almost the whole instructable.
 
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Step 1: Materials

Because you don't need beads (except for small beads), you are going to have to make them. You will need:

a small dowel of wood
Construction paper
scissors
glue-has to be liquid, not stick
A saw
a rubber band

For the bracelet you will need:

string (fishing line works) about 2 ft.
a clasp
Small beads to go in between your home made beads

P.S. I forgot a step, except the reorder steps wasn't working, so go to step 4 now, then do the steps in order, except skip 4...sorry!

Another idea: if you don't have big beads, then you probably won't have small beads either. So take some pieces of thin insulated wire - many different widths and colors available - cut them into pieces no longer than a few inches, strip 1/2 inch at one end, then use a pair of pliers to pull the remaining insulation off the wire. Now you have a bunch of thin plastic tubes of different colors. Cut these into small beads with scissors. now you have small beads!!

Step 2: Getting the things for making the beads

Trace a long triangle if you want your beads like mine, but if you want your beads like the drawn picture then cut the triangle in half, sort of. After that, cut the shapes out.
sarbear3211 year ago
Cool
bob1116 years ago
very nice job
selaja (author)  bob1116 years ago
thank you
bob111 selaja3 years ago
i m sory but i feal shay of my english wrighting & spelling
that stop me sharing commits
routa5 years ago
Where do i find one of these? what's it called?
selaja (author)  routa5 years ago
I got mine as a gift, but on the box it says that it is by 'NSI' (Natural Science Industries). It also says that it conforms to ASTM D-4236. It is called 'Fantastic Jewelry Center' (ages 8 & up). It is not a top quality thing, but it's not bad. I don't think that is should be more than $15 or $20. I looked on NSI's web site (www.nsitoys.com) but I didn't find it. I think it could be found where any other kits would be found (birthday party stores, craft stores maybe, walmart, etc, etc). I hope this was helpful!
You could also keep your eyes out for it at thrift stores (where I found mine for under $4.00) and yard sales.
ziggiau4 years ago
You can also use a toothpick or bamboo skewer as your roller.
JerryMopar5 years ago
cool! i just found something to use my old "chunky bead maker" thing for! it's almost exactly like your fantasy jewelry maker! cool! thanks!
Patrik6 years ago
Looks nice. But face it - if someone doesn't have beads, they're not going to have small beads either. ;-)
selaja (author)  Patrik6 years ago
very true.....
Patrik selaja6 years ago
Hm, here's an alternative...

Since this *is* Instructables, the average nerd is more likely to have at least some insulated wire lying around than tiny beads.

So take some pieces of thin insulated wire - many different widths and colors available - cut them into pieces no longer than a few inches, strip 1/2 inch at one end, then use a pair of pliers to pull the remaining insulation off the wire. Now you have a bunch of thin plastic tubes of different colors. Cut these into small beads with scissors.

Voila - nerd beads galore, in a range of attractive colors! :-)
selaja (author)  Patrik6 years ago
genius idea! I'm new at posting things, so is there any way to edit your Instructables?
Patrik selaja6 years ago
I'm sure there is, since I've seen people mention they edited theirs. I've yet to do my fist instructable though (mea culpa, mea culpa...), so I can't help you with the specifics.
selaja (author)  Patrik6 years ago
huh...
selaja (author)  selaja6 years ago
i found out how to! Yay me!!
nynorth6 years ago
Just made the bracelette. Nice! HINT: use a plastic stir stick (for coffee) and white glue. The glue won't stick to it like it will to the wood dowel.
selaja (author)  nynorth6 years ago
That seems like it will work well!
Woah.. nice Intructable. Looks kind of hard, nice knots in the last picture.
selaja (author)  GorillazMiko6 years ago
Once you get the hang of it, it is pretty easy, but before that...well, not so easy!