With that in mind, I set out to make my own, gathering materials that were readily available around the house. You can customize the bracelet to your own voice, making every one truly unique. Your messages can be anything, from a touching "I love you" to a simple "Congratulations." It is a very easy way to make a nice gift for someone.
Step 1: Materials
- Computer with microphone
- Screen capture software (On Windows, you can use the default "print screen" button. For Macs, press the Apple key + Shift + 3 and release all at the same time. Then, click on the screen with your mouse.)
- Microsoft Word or an image editing software
- Hot glue gun
- Scissors (optional)
- Colored Paper (optional)
Step 2: Record Your Message
Press the red "Record" button at the top to start recording a message. The message should be around 3 seconds long. When you're done, press the square "Stop" button. Now you need to select the recording. To do this, click the box on the left that's underneath "Audio Track". Your recording should be highlighted. Next, go to "Effect" and click "Amplify". Then click "Ok". Finally, go to "Effect" again and click "Change Pitch". Move the slider all the way to the left and click "Ok".
You're recording should look something like picture 3.
Step 3: Editing
Now you need to capture your screen. The easiest way to do this is to press the "prt sc" button on your keyboard when using a Windows computer. If you're on a Mac press the Apple key + Shift + 3 and release all at the same time. Then, click on the screen with your mouse.
Paste this into Microsoft Word. Next, crop the picture so you can only see your sound wave. Now, you can change the color of the background and of the sound wave itself. Last, resize your image so it is the same length as the diameter of the wrist of the person you are making it for. When resizing, make sure that you drag the corner knob, or else you will distort the image.
Step 4: Print
Step 5: Tracing and Finishing Up
After the glue is dry, douse the paper in water and carefully remove the hot glue from the paper. If you want a border to your sound wave, you can cut around the wave and leave an edge.
Finally, glue the two ends together to form a bracelet.