Introduction: Stackable Bangles

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Make these stackable bangles with supplies I'll bet you already have. I used zip ties for the base so that you can make them to fit every hand and wrist.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial

Step 2: You'll Need

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Large zip ties

Assorted beads

Transparent tape

Thin gage wire (I like 18 gage)

1/2 strips of scrap fabric

Wire cutters (or needle nose pliers that can cut wire)

Step 3:

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Figure out how big you need to make your bangle

Add 1" to the measurement and then tape it together to create your bangle Cut fabric in 1/2" strips.

I like to cut mine on the bias

Wrap them around the zip tie bangle

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Tie a knot at the end or hot glue the end when you're done wrapping

Cut off about 14" of wire

Wrap it around the bangle about 3 times

Add a bead to the wire and secure the bead in place with more wrapping

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Continue wrapping and adding beads all the way around the bangle

Add more wire if you need to


GeekCrafterGirlz432 (author)2016-03-20

Well done

ArianaSLabus made it! (author)2016-01-20

I've done something similar, but for some, I've used buttons. You can also see my take on the project by copying and pasting the following link:

danibees (author)2014-07-11

5 of 100 complete! Thanks again!

danibees (author)2014-07-05

Can't wait to make some! I have large hands and most standard bangles don't fit me. Thank you!!

Mark Montano (author)danibees2014-07-05

You are the reason I racked my brain for bangle alternative! I'm so glad you can make your own now AND that they will fit you perfectly.

danibees (author)Mark Montano2014-07-09

And one question: curious as to why you tape the ends of the zip tie together rather than just putting it together through the hole at the one end.

Mark Montano (author)danibees2014-07-09

So that they're circular. If you put the end through the hole, they will be shaped like a teardrop and not a circle.

danibees (author)Mark Montano2014-07-09

Makes sense! Thanks!

danibees (author)Mark Montano2014-07-09

I've decided to make as many of these as possible for wedding party favors!! Will post pics when I have some made up. :)

Passion Make (author)2014-07-04

They look awesome!

Thanks so much Passion! I made some in black with little turquoise beads for me to wear. I love them.

nottybutnicey (author)2014-07-03

i already nade one for myself before..i like the idea of using a stackable plastic

PaganRaven (author)2014-07-02

Oooo! I'm loving this! And as BigRed said, it's going a mile a minute in my mind of all the materials, beads/items I can use to make some. I'm pretty fond of earthy tones with a splash here and there of something vibrant. It's for certain..I know what I'll be doing in the next day or two! Thank you, Mark!

Mark Montano (author)PaganRaven2014-07-02

I made some for myself with black cotton and small turquoise beads.....Love em!

Abigail02 (author)2014-07-02

Love it!! Got all the supplies, what am I waiting for!

Mark Montano (author)Abigail022014-07-02

I have no idea! :)

BigRed1973 (author)2014-07-02

P.S. Your model is lovely!!

Mark Montano (author)BigRed19732014-07-02

Hey BigRed, Danielle is my assistant and she is a terrific sport!

BigRed1973 (author)2014-07-02

Your genius moment is proving to be very inspiring!!! I'm running through my brain all the leftovers I have, and how I can use them for this project. Love the mixture of materials, shapes and textures.......Keep inspiring!

I love these! And I love that they aren't made out of anything complicated or fancy, just zip ties!

I got some galvanized wire at the dollar store which worked perfectly, too. Cheap and easy!

doodlecraft (author)2014-07-02

I love it! What a great way to use up scrap material and lonely little beads! :)

Mark Montano (author)doodlecraft2014-07-02

I always feel bad for the little extra beads.......

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2014-07-02

Love these! I can't beleive those are zip ties :)

It was me genius moment from last year! Could be the last one I'll ever have! :)

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