Introduction: How to Make Bangles
So yes. You want bangles. Hooray for you, you've found me and you've found how to make them.
Step 1: Step 1: Gather Supplies.
A mold, something the right circumference. A soda can could work, or any bottle. I used a bank-thing I had lying around.
Wire, obviously. It should be something you can tell is sturdy enough not to bend when you've actually made the bangle, but flexible enough to shape. You could use any color.
Pliers and a wire cutter. A wire cutter especially.
A soldering iron and solder: Only if the wire you have is solder-able. Mine wasn't, so I just used hot glue.
Nail polish the color of your wire.
A hot glue gun. This is very important.
Music to make bangles to. Zombie Nations happens to be very good bangle-making music. Music is optional, but recommended. Cutting and gluing wires gets tedious.
Step 2: Step 2: Stop Pretending the Wire Is a Slinky.
Yes, it's fun. But it really isn't a slinky, and you got it to make bangles, so do so.
Step 3: Step 3: Shape and Cut Wires
Wrap it around whatever you're using it as a mold, and cut it so the ends are overlapping a bit.
Also, observe my pretty blue nails.
Step 4: Step 4: Make Lots.
Lots and lots and lots. Even more than this.
I made around 30.
Step 5: Step 5: Add Beads
String beads on your wire. I usually do 5 or 6.
Then, add a dot of glue and slide a bead onto the glue. It'll make it stay in place. Do this the entire way around the bangle, spacing them evenly.
Step 6: Step 5: Glue Ends Together
Probably the most important step, next to step 2.
You want to make the wires overlap a bit, and cover it in glue. Sure, the ball of glue is a bit ugly, but I still have yet to find a way that doesn't involve twisting the wires. I don't like to twist them, because then ends poke out and hurt and I think a ball of glue looks better than an icky twist.
If you've got wire that's solder-able, you're lucky. It'll most likely look better.
Step 7: Step 6: Paint Ugly Glue
This is awfully self-explanatory, do you really need me to go into detail how to paint glue.
Step 8: Step 8: Yay. You're Finished.
Well, look at that! You have bangles.
I like to make half of them with beads, and half without, and wear them alternating.