Picture of PVC Pipe Bracelets!
Does the above bracelets look like PVC?? Well it is...and it's so easy and cheap to make.
I just couldn't resist adding this instructable as I wanted to share this with all of you!
Remove these adsRemove these ads by Signing Up

Step 1: What you need!

Picture of What you need!
20140114_102620 (640x480).jpg
Basically you need PVC tube about 3" wide...wider is fine as you can adjust it according to the size you want
you need- emblishments like buttons
jute fiber/ cord
hot glue
wall compound/ wall filler

Step 2: Make the shape

Picture of Make the shape
20140114_084915 (640x480).jpg
Use a heat resistant bowl.
Add water to the width of the bangle.
Bring to boil in the microwave.
Cut a slit in the bangle and immerse it in to boiling water...you would notice it widen.
Use gloves and pick one PVC strip...shape it in to the size you want and quickly immerse into cold water...that way it will quickly take the shape you have made.
Make as many as you want...if water cools simply heat again in microwave.

Step 3: Antique Bracelet

Picture of Antique Bracelet
Take one bracelet cuff.
Sand it.
Mix joint compound/ wall filler with glue and apply your texture to the bracelet.
Paint it black and let dry...then spray gold and quickly wipe off so that it would have an antique look.
Find a button that would suit your bracelet.
cut off the excess bit from the back of the button ...mark the location of the holes in a scrap pvc and transfer to the bracelet and drill.
dab hot glue in the holes and quickly glue your button!
Isn't it like super easy?? it looks just like the bangles that is all the rage now! and it cost you basically nothing!

Step 4: Chic Gold Bracelet

Picture of Chic Gold Bracelet
This is so ridiculously easy!
Take your bracelet
drill various hole sizes...you can go how you like it here...perhaps drill a pattern??
Sand both sides.
Spray it the color your like!
Isn't it easy??
Let's move to the next!
gemtree1 year ago

Hm, I must be slow today. Where do the bangles come from? Do you make them or buy them? If you buy the bangles, where are they found? If you make them, how do you make the bangles if they are made by the reader? I have never seen blue pvc pipe. You call it tube. I have never seen pvc pipe this thin. If this is because it is not pvc pipe, then where does one buy pvc tube? Thanks.

shazni (author)  gemtree1 year ago

lol. You sound very annoyed. I understand sometimes when you really want to start a project and you just cant find the items :-). Well, to begin with the PVC is dark grey( sometimes the camera tends to change certain colors..I don't know why) It is the cheapest pipe. I think it is what most people use for rain gutters. It is so thin you can easily cut with scissors(making it so useful for craft projects with kids :-) ) You should be able to find it at most hardware stores.

gemtree shazni1 year ago

Oh, no, not annoyed at all! I will check for rain gutter pvc. I don't think we have that here in Texas though. I have never seen the like of it. Interesting. Thanks for your reply!

faiza0071 year ago

wow...!!! what a cool idea..i love these.. :)

i really like the antique one..

shazni (author)  faiza0071 year ago

Thanks Faiza....I like that too....I think it's the button that gives it that extra pizaz ;-)

zamzamj1 year ago

Wow!! Lovely work Shazni...! you won't believe it....only this morning I was having some little ideas when I saw the extra tubes which were lying around...but this is lovely...way to go...and thank you for inspiring and encouraging me...!!

shazni (author)  zamzamj1 year ago

Thanks! love to see most of your stuff :-)

That is one brilliant Idea :). Awesome.

and voted.

shazni (author)  Tarun Upadhyaya1 year ago

thanks ! l see you have taken a break...too...I just saw you have put out a new instructable..will check!

Yup!! a forced break by life priorities. :-)
dbillings1 year ago
Very cute & easy too!
shazni (author)  dbillings1 year ago

thank you:-)


shazni (author)  marcellahella1 year ago

thanks! And I love your stuff too!

i love the antique bracelet, awesome. and voted :)

shazni (author)  zeyanimisbah1 year ago

thanks! The bracelet vote tab just came...I was getting worried:-)

tonid4z1 year ago
these are so awesome!.. Thanks for sharing!
shazni (author)  tonid4z1 year ago

you are welcome....so happy to share...if you like it pls vote once the tab comes for the bracelet contest!

etcmn1 year ago

very cool. Going to send this to my friend and her little girl.

shazni (author)  etcmn1 year ago

Thanks! I'm so worried the vote button for the bracelet contest hasn't come yet:-( please if you like it would you come back to vote for it?

786Ayesha1 year ago

Your ideas are great!You were missing in ible for a long time.Did u take a break?

shazni (author)  786Ayesha1 year ago

Thanks! Wish it was a vacation. ...but no such luck...I moved house and was sooooooo busy! I missed making stuff. Slowly trying to get in the go as I have many stuff I need ti make :-) .....so much to do....so little time!

We miss you making stuff too! So glad you're back!!!

shazni (author)  HollyMann1 year ago

oh...that's sweet Holly! I'm so glad to be back;-D

Lovely! I was wondering why you haven't been around for a while and here you are, back with your awesomeness! love it!

shazni (author)  Muhaiminah Faiz1 year ago

Thanks! You Muhaiminah...seem to have been busy! 65 instructables....you've been crafting! Way to go good luck for the contests...will slowly check instructables now!

So cool and original!! :)

shazni (author)  lindarose921 year ago

thanks linda! Only now I'm going through instructables....some amazing stuff!

This is sooooooo cool! love it!

shazni (author)  husna fazeen1 year ago