This is a fun and easy project, costs less than $1 to make, has tons of possibilities for customization, requires no jewelry making skill or real tools, and is a way to recycle stuff that would be thrown away! What could be better??
This was inspired by something I used to do when I was a kid, make bracelets out of fishing tackle (specifically a barrel swivel). You can buy these anywhere they sell fishing gear - I paid 99cents for a pack of 12 and didn't even use them all.
I combined that with my love of faux shrinky dinks from #6 plastic (previous instructable here
or check out my Shrinky Dinky Test Lab experiments
) for a fun, updated twist!
Of course, bracelets aren't the only thing you can do with this -- you could make drop earrings, necklaces, bead curtains, or whatever! This would also be a great project for kids to do, I could see this at a pre-teen girl birthday party...
So, if you like this, be sure to rate it!
And if you try this, or a derivation thereof, I'd love to see it ... come find me at Dabbled.org