Introduction: Ribbon Beaded Bangles

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After scouring through Mark Montano's YouTube channel, I came across these fabulous bangles that are actually made with ribbons, Mardi Gras beads, and zip ties. Not too sure about the secret ingredient that he mentioned, but we didn't have to know about that anyway. What's really important is how simple it was for me to make these fun gift ideas! See the video below for reference.


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Step 1: Materials List

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Here's what you will need to make them:

  • long zip ties
  • ribbons
  • Mardi Gras beads
  • ruler
  • transparent tape
  • measuring tape
  • scissors
  • super glue or Fray Check

Step 2: Prep Zip Ties

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First, cut a zip tie to about 9 inches long and secure the ends with a piece of tape.

Step 3: Cut Beads

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Now, grab some Mardi Gras beads and cut them to the length of your bangles.

Step 4: Cut Ribbon

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Now, cut a piece of ribbon to about 40 inches long.

Step 5: Wrap It Up

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To wrap the bangles, tie the ribbon to one part of the bangle, but not too tight, because you're going to thread the beads through. Thread the beads, and tie the ribbon from there right behind the 4th bead. Then, start wrapping the beads and ribbon from there.

After you've the reached the end, tie the ends of the ribbon together in a knot.

Step 6: Finish Off

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Finally, finish off with a few dabs of super glue or fray check to keep the ribbons from fraying.

Step 7: Complete and Ready to Wear!

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You can wrap another piece of ribbon around the bangle to cover the zip tie. Or, if you have any empty spaces on your bangle, you can add something special to it, like a flower or a butterfly. Either way, you will have a bohemian appeal to your handmade jewelry collection!


mrsmerwin (author)2017-04-13

Would this work with any strip of stiff plastic instead of a zip tie?

ArianaSLabus (author)mrsmerwin2017-04-13

I haven't really used any other stiff plastic before, but it would probably work, depending on what you use most of.

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