And it's sooooo easy and cheap! cheap being the bottom line! :-)
What's more??? You would be recycling...all those useless bike inner tube will sure love their new home of glory :-D The only thing I had to buy were the cheap chains and the hardware for the earrings!
Step 1: Stuff You Need
Bike inner tube ( I used a small tube which I had around...I saved it up...cause I knew there would be some use for it!)
and jewelry hardware
perhaps some ideas on what you want?? surf the net...etsy has some great collections
Step 2: Fringe Chain/ Bracelet
Cut the small tube in half...so that you have a nice curve to wrap around your neck...do not slit the tube.
press the tube flat and sew around the edge in the inner curve side.
Now cut very thin strips...the thinner...the fuller and nicer it would look.
(I forgot to take a snap while I cut only few strips....so I took another picture..by cutting a fresh tube...just to take a snap...hence it's a bit rounded as I didn't sew...also the one in this picture is not very thin...so please...forgive me and cut thinner strips okay??)
if you like this thickness...then you can add the cords now (it'll probably go right round your neck!)...else follow the the next step
fold the fringe in two like picture and sew it together.... add cords and sew close.
Step 3: Leaf Necklace
Once you have drilled...cut out the shape
take 2 equal lengths of chain...fold one chain and attach it to leaves as shown in picture...now do the same to the other side with the other chain.
Attach the hook by hooking up through the folds...this way the chain will be evenly distributed...no fuss!
Step 4: Leaf Earings
drill small holes around and then some larger in the center.
cut a pair each of 3 different lengths of chain
attach all 6 chains to the 6 petals.
then take 3 different length petals and attach as one to the earring hook.
There you have it! isn't easy.
Step 5: Jazz Up You Outfit!
Bike inner tube is so easy to work with...you can draw any designs and simply cut it up and show it off on your person :-D
why not show me what you come up with??
please vote for jewelery and Green contest please please please
And Thank you to all who voted for the bike contest :-)