I've seen many woven cuff bracelets made of fabric or paper. I wondered if a colorful soda can could be cut up and used, instead. Hmmmm...hence my version of a woven cuff bracelet. Overall time spent was about 1-1 1/2 hrs.  I actually worked on it, off and on, for about a week. Some trial and error as I went, but here is the finished product.
This is my very FIRST instructable! I visit this site frequently and am always amazed at the talent that abounds here. Please feel free to offer "constructive"(pleez) criticism, and/or ask any questions via the comment section.

Thanks for taking a look.

Step 1: Supplies

Gather your supplies:

A colorful can - I've used an Arizona fruit punch can(nothing like stating the obvious, eh?).
Xacto knife
piece of foam core board
piece of cardboard
piece of paper
push pins
drill with 1/16" bit
jump rings
lobster clasp for jewelry
two pairs of pliers
pop (pull) tabs from soda can
electrical or masking tape

oh, this is just so cute. i love to recycle so i know i will make one (at least). might i suggest the magnetic clasps? i love them and use them a lot! waaaay easier to secure! lol
Thanks ddeloreto! I appreciate you taking an interest in my project. Magnetic clasps are something I haven't looked into yet. I must do that. I think I could use them in a number of projects I have in mind. Thanks, again!
OK i must say this is amazing!!!!! Very creative and very well executed!!!!! I am definitely going to make one of these!!!! I hope my comes out as well as yours did!!!!!
Hi theskategeeks! If you make one, please post a pic here. Would love to see it.
This is a really cool idea!! LOVE it :-)<br><br>I know how hard those little lobster clasps can be to put on with one hand (which of course means bracelets or cuffs!), so you could try using a different clasp style altogether: like a fob clasp, or an 'S' clasp?<br><br>Something else that might be nice is to attach a leather strap (or 2) with a buckle. Or the ends could be laced together and tied off, like a corset. :-)
Hey, glassgirl! Thanks for the suggestions. I like the idea of lacing the ends together. Might have to do a little adjusting of the length of the bracelet to be sure one could &quot;wriggle&quot; their hand through it. Thanks for the comment! If you ever make one with the alternate clasp ideas you have, I'd love to see it.
They'd be quite colorful handcuffs, jonathan!
I bet you could make some sweet hand cuffs out of this idea!!
you. are. GENIUS.
Just another comment, cheeseduck...If you make one of these using the silver alternating with the color...I'd love for you to post it so I can see how it looks. I kinda liked the crazy colored pattern...made me think of a pixellated(sp?) picture. But I'd be interested in seeing your version.
For me, I would have done the weave alternating silver and color. And I'd have done something like this for the clasp side: <a href="https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-belts-and-bracelets-out-of-soda-pop-ta/">https://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-make-belts-and-bracelets-out-of-soda-pop-ta/</a>
Hey, Cheeseduck, thanks for posting a comment. You have a great point there with alternating silver and color. It would definitely give it a different look. The clasp was a problem for me. I originally used two rows of pop tabs on each side, with jump rings connecting them...but it was then too big(long) - the bracelet that is. I've seen the bracelets using yarn and pop tabs. I just didn't need many pop tabs, as it turned out. In hindsight, I'm thinking that if I made the length of the bracelet just a bit longer, I could have permanently attached the two sides with, maybe, just jump rings...and one would still be able to &quot;wriggle&quot; into it.<br>Thanks for taking note of my first instructable!

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