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Copper Bracelets made from Scrap Wires

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Hello again
Here are some of many copper bracelets i made in the winter on my sailboat.
There are all made out of scrap wires . For the ends i used solder and brass tubing.
Some wires are solid some are stranded. They are differend in size and some
are tin coated for marine use ( Corrosion ).I stripped of the insulation .
The colours was made by puting the bracelets in a toaster oven and heat them.
These bracelets only cost pennys to make and are fun to make on cold days.
Please Recycle :)

doomsdayltd2 years ago
neat i like it, but copper like most metals leaves a metal residue (copper leaves like a green tint on your skin). But other than that the bracelet looks nice
The green tint is actually copper oxide, and is harmless. 3 coats of clear lacquer should prevent that from ever being a problem if it bothers you.
Cool!!
Plan B (author)  BlueberryCrazy3 years ago
Thank you
This gives me something to do in the winter .
Keeps me out of trouble......... ;)
i love these pc's and i would love to make some. do you have an instructable for your bracelets and rings?

thanks
dragonflydazd
DiamondBack3 years ago
Inspiring. Now I just need to learn to braid like that, and find where to buy the brass caps and clasps from
i'm liking this. can be made for both men and women and i really like the one with the multiple strands. what did you use for the end caps? very nice. thanks for sharing and i cant wait for the instructable.

dragonfly
zeyynep3 years ago
i like it.Cool:))
Plan B (author)  zeyynep3 years ago
Thank you !!!
B :)
I certainly want to see that instructable when you have it completed. I can handle the braiding I'm sure, but some ideas about how to handle finishing the ends would be very helpful.
Plan B (author)  Dream Dragon3 years ago
I will post a instructable this weekend to show how to make a complete
bracelet from start to finish.
Thank you for your comment
Dude, you should definitely write this up as an ible, its very boss.
Plan B (author)  The Ideanator3 years ago
Thank you for your comment .
I only type with one finger so i will add some instruction at a later time .
( I can type about 8 words a minute or so ;)
That's slower than me, although I do use other fingers occasionally, I still use only one at one time. By the way, you could totally sell these on etsy and make some money.
Plan B (author)  The Ideanator3 years ago
I would like to sell them but selling is not my strong point.
I have checked etsy but you have to have a account to sell and i do not have one.
Thank you
They're free to make (I think..) and selling doesn't have to be a strong point, you could probably ask a friend if they could write up a worthy blurb and possibly take some good photos (white background, lots of similarly coloured white light, etc).
Plan B (author)  The Ideanator3 years ago
I will try your geat tips for new photos
Thank you
Any time dude.
Plan B (author)  The Ideanator3 years ago
I will post some simple instructions on the bracelets soon
Glad you like em.
Thank you
This is awesome and i would like to know how you made those rings to there nice.
Plan B (author)  Don,t try this at home3 years ago
Thank you for your comment
The ring was made using a slice from 3/4 " copper pipe i had and a small shark tooth inserted with a dremel tool and some epoxy.
I will post a real instructable later
l8nite3 years ago
those bracelets are gorgeous ! just so you know, you can write a little bit and save it then go back to your under construction ible anytime...hint..hint
Plan B (author)  l8nite3 years ago
I am trying to type a little each day. Thank you for the great advise.
I made copper bracelets for part of my design coursework when I was at college, later when I worked in engineering I had a plentiful suppy of brass & copper scrap & made quite a few more but I have to say I don't think any of mine were as good as yours.
I agree with The Ideanator you would have no problem at all finding a market for them, if you don't want to sell them yourself you could always go through a trusted third party, I know for sure that if you had turned up at any of the charity bashes my bike club organized a couple of years back you would have sold out in no time flat.
I look forward as will so many others to an 'ible about them :-)
Plan B (author)  Nostalgic Guy3 years ago
Thank you for the comment
I will type some instructions on the bracelets later. I would love to sell them but i am not a sales person at all and thats why i just store what ever i make.
Like you say ,i need a trusted third party to sell.
But i will post how to make them soon.
Thank you
These are really nice and each type needs a Ible! I'm totally trying to figure out the hinge/attachment on the one. Is it someting you made or what?
Plan B (author)  RedneckEngineer3 years ago
Hi there
The hinge was installed because the bracelet was to heavy to wear as a bangle. ( over 8 ounces ). You can buy these in any hardware store in sets of 3 or 4 for about $ 2.00 or less. Look in cabinet hard ware and snaps.
They're made of brass and solder easy to the copper.
This is like something you would find on a cigar box to close.Has 2 parts and one is hinged.
I hope this helps you. I can also post a better photo if needed.
Thank you