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This instructable shows how to make a bracelet out of the thingys on top of soda cans.
 
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Step 1: Supplies

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Get a lot of soda can tops. I'm 13 and I used 14 on this one. I used 17 on my other one so get 25 and you should be okay.

You also need string.

And scissors.

Step 2: Starting it

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Put the loop through the top hole as shown in pic 1

Put the 2 ends through the loop as shown in pic 2

Step 3: First one (cont)

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go around the sides and down through the bigger hole.

Step 4: Piece two side one

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put the string down into the smaller hole, around the side to the top, and down through the big hole.

Step 5: Repeat on other side

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Repeat on other side, and pull tight.

Step 6: Lather, Rinse, Repeat

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Repeat steps 4 and 5 until desired length.

Step 7: End it

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once it's long enough,put the string down and throug as you would (pic 1)

tie a pretzel knot around the side of the pop top

Step 8: Cut & youre done!

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Cut off the exess and you are done.
Show off as much as you want.

Step 9: Doubling it.

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I just finished doubling it and taking pics, so the 'ible will be up in a matter of days.

Great Idea I like the simple design :) Nice shiny and affordable gift for someone

no_name651 year ago
Cool one. I made myself one.
When my friends saw it, they shout "Made my one too!".
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ghartmann13 years ago
i still can't get step 2. :( how to put the 2 ends through the loop.
how do you get it off and on?
WhyHello3 years ago
*is confused* a pretzel knot?
icedog5156 years ago
try turning the tabs sideways.. i make bracelets like this, its kinda hard to explain. Anyway, i love sodatab crafts! _
I tried the other 'ible soda tab bracelet that's sideways & it's more comfortable to wear than this one as it doesn't lay flat unless you'd tap it partially round on a can or mandrel. I like any upcycling, I tell folks, "Tell me what you throw away & a craft likely can be made from it."
Linbee4 years ago
I wonder if you could use the stretchy elastic used in jewelry making. That way you wouldn't have to be so concerned about getting it on and off.
WhyHello4 years ago
Thank u! can you do a belt =)
nifty!
seamsbysami4 years ago
super duper im doin this now maybe u shoud paint the tops too i did
jschmit215 years ago
how do you go from the frist picture to the second one?
help me asap!
BuffaloNickel (author)  jschmit215 years ago
sorry for late response. put the two loose ends in the bottom- right up through the loop of string.
william46325 years ago
How do you do that can you descried it in more detail.
sir-zeke5 years ago
Wasagi6 years ago
I like it! It's suprisingly easy to make, and look pretty Kick@- if I do say so myself.
cokalola6 years ago
this is easier than the others I LOVE IT!!
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KitschyKoo6 years ago
Elastic cord could be used instead of string so that it could be slipped over the wrist
BuffaloNickel (author)  KitschyKoo6 years ago
i was thinking of doing that but was too lazy.
chaitanyak6 years ago
wow! i like this!
mg0930mg6 years ago
This is nice but I don't think 25 is a lot, some people use 100-200 for a necklace.
it really isnt alot. i only used 26, (a one inch gap for a clasp) and i have a +9.5in wrist.
BuffaloNickel (author) 6 years ago
I'm going to add a double version soon. It should be up in a week tops.
TheCaptain6 years ago
Awsome! I love simple little crafts like this that look cool in the end. Would you mind if I attempted to improve on it a bit?
BuffaloNickel (author)  TheCaptain6 years ago
Not at all. im open to any modifications, so do whatever you want with it.