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



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

Well done
<p>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: </p><p>https://www.instructables.com/id/Button-Bead-Zip-Tie-Bangles/</p>
5 of 100 complete! Thanks again!
Can't wait to make some! I have large hands and most standard bangles don't fit me. Thank you!!
<p>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.</p>
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.
<p>So that they're circular. If you put the end through the hole, they will be shaped like a teardrop and not a circle.</p>
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. :)
<p>They look awesome!</p>
<p>Thanks so much Passion! I made some in black with little turquoise beads for me to wear. I love them.</p>
i already nade one for myself before..i like the idea of using a stackable plastic
<p>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!</p>
<p>I made some for myself with black cotton and small turquoise beads.....Love em! </p>
Love it!! Got all the supplies, what am I waiting for!
<p>I have no idea! :)</p>
<p>P.S. Your model is lovely!!</p>
<p>Hey BigRed, Danielle is my assistant and she is a terrific sport! </p>
<p>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!</p>
<p>I love these! And I love that they aren't made out of anything complicated or fancy, just zip ties!</p>
<p>I got some galvanized wire at the dollar store which worked perfectly, too. Cheap and easy!</p>
<p>I love it! What a great way to use up scrap material and lonely little beads! :)</p>
<p>I always feel bad for the little extra beads.......</p>
<p>Love these! I can't beleive those are zip ties :)</p>
<p>It was me genius moment from last year! Could be the last one I'll ever have! :)</p>

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