In this instructable I will show you how to make a bracelet that lights up with an LED and optical fibre. I used organza braided with a silver chain; it looks nice whether the lights are on or off. The bracelet is easy to make and uses material that can be found at a dollar store.
Step 1: What you will need
The majority of material for this project was found at a dollar store making this an inexpensive project with easy to acquire parts. Since the dollar store doesn't have a website, I added links to other sites where you can find these parts.
- Organza ribbon
- LED Push Pins (If you can't find these, dollar stores often have other little toys that use LEDs)
- Fibre optic strands (I got mine from a dollar store toy)
- Chain from a necklace/bracelet etc
- Jewellery clasp
- (Optional) Jewellery end caps
- Drinking straw
- Binder clips
- Duct tape and glue
- Needle and thread
- Needle nose pliers
Step 2: Preparing organza
The organza ribbon that I had was 6 inches wide. I took a piece about 10 inches long, cut it in half making pieces that were 3 inches wide. Folded each piece in half twice along the length and stitched along the edge (this forms a loop inside to hold the optical fibre).