Stackable Bangles

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Introduction: Stackable Bangles

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft sup...

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

YOU'LL NEED

Scissors

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:

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

Step 4:

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

Step 5:

Continue wrapping and adding beads all the way around the bangle

Add more wire if you need to

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5 of 100 complete! Thanks again!

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

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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.

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.

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

Makes sense! Thanks!

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

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

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

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!

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

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

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

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