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Last week, I made the shocking discovery that I didn't have a Harry Potter related instructable. This may sound like something not that shocking, but for me it is :) I decided I wanted to make something that didn't scream Harry Potter, but when taking a second look being able to notice that it is indeed Harry Potter related. The steps showing the finished bracelets include the text from the sorting hat song in Harry Potter and the philosopher's stone.

I hope you like this instructable, if you do, I would love to know! :D

 
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Step 1: Materials

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To make a Hogwarts house bracelet, you will need the following:

  • wire
  • pliers
  • beads matching the colours you want
  • round pencil
  • closure

Step 2: Make the jump rings

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Wrap the wire around the pencil to create the circles. Take it off and cut them apart to finish your jump rings.

Step 3: Putting the bracelet together

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Take one of the jump rings you made last step and open it. Add two beads to it, if you are using two colours of beads, add one of both colours. Close the jump ring. Take a second jump ring and add it to one of the beads. While it is still opened, add a bead in the right color. Keep repeating this to create the bracelet. I ended up using 15 beads.

Step 4: Make it wearable

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Add two jump rings to both ends of the bracelet. Next, take your wire and round nose pliers. Make one double ring and one partly double ring. The partly double ring is because the closure I used couldn't fit over the double part. Add the double ring to one end and the partly double ring with closure to the other end.

Step 5: Gryffindor

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You might belong in Gryffindor,

Where dwell the brave at heart,

Their daring, nerve and chivalry,

Set Gryffindors apart.

Step 6: Slytherin

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Or perhaps in Slytherin,

You'll make your real friends,

Those cunning folk use any means,

To achieve their ends.

Step 7: Hufflepuff

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You might belong in Hufflepuff,

Where they are just and loyal,

Those patient Hufflepuffs are true,

And unafraid of toil.

Step 8: Ravenclaw

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Or yet in wise old Ravenclaw,

If you've a steady mind,

Where those of wit and learning,

Will always find their kind.

hshinzu5 months ago

This is awesome!

emilyvanleemput (author)  hshinzu5 months ago

Thank you so much!!

NanoRobotGeek6 months ago

wow... you have been up to a lot lately =P. nice 'ible, wish i was a girl so i wouldn't feel ashamed wearing something like this =P

emilyvanleemput (author)  NanoRobotGeek6 months ago

Modify it to make it into a key chain :)

lovely926 months ago

Very impressive beautiful :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  lovely926 months ago

Thank you so much!

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emilyvanleemput (author)  lovely926 months ago

I used gauge 20 silver plated german style wire (at least, that's what it says on the package :) Thicker wire would work as well, but I wouldn't go thinner.

lovely926 months ago

Which type of wire u used for this? Thnx in advance :P

tacocats6 months ago
may i have now;D
emilyvanleemput (author)  tacocats6 months ago

You may make now! :D

shazni6 months ago

lovely :-)... wonder what you will come up with for the jewelry contest!

emilyvanleemput (author)  shazni6 months ago

Thank you! I can't wait for it to start :)

tasn10036 months ago
I've met another just like myself! potter rocks!
emilyvanleemput (author)  tasn10036 months ago

:D

sunshiine6 months ago

Very very pretty, thanks for sharing.

sunshiine

emilyvanleemput (author)  sunshiine6 months ago

Thank you!!

lindarose926 months ago

They are all beautiful Emily! I too thought it was one whole bracelet at first and I must say that I like it/them both ways! :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  lindarose926 months ago

Thank you so much Linda!! I like how it is possible to see them both ways :D

amazing so pretty
emilyvanleemput (author)  madisonmcburney7 months ago

Thanks!!

Abigail027 months ago
I love this!
emilyvanleemput (author)  Abigail027 months ago

Thanks!

hunter9997 months ago

Haha! This is an awesome idea, you did a great job :-)

I quite like the stanzas between each house - very orginal!

emilyvanleemput (author)  hunter9997 months ago

Thank you!!

No problem! :-)

fasc237 months ago
Awesome
emilyvanleemput (author)  fasc237 months ago

Thank you!!

lovetocreate7 months ago

It looks really nice!

emilyvanleemput (author)  lovetocreate7 months ago

Thanks!

Kiteman7 months ago

"Last week, I made the shocking discovery that I didn't have a Harry Potter related instructable."

I beat you to it, just!

These are cool, but my next Harry Potter event is a Cub camp - I think these are too fragile for a weekend in a tent...

emilyvanleemput (author)  Kiteman7 months ago

Haha thanks, they would be a bit too fragile indeed ;)

I'm actually already working on a second Harry Potter project, it would have been the first, but I'm still waiting to receive the parts...

Awesome bracelet! love the colors of the beads!

emilyvanleemput (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz7 months ago

Thank you so much Muhaiminah!!

What a great Idea Emily :). This looks so gorgeous :)

emilyvanleemput (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya7 months ago

Thank you so much Tarun!! :D

Looking at the main picture I thought that is one bracelet. We can use the same beading technique to join them with each other :)..make sense?

emilyvanleemput (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya7 months ago

It sure does make sense, it's definitely a possibility when making the bracelet :)