Picture of USB Flash Drive Bracelet
In this instructable I'm going to show you, how to make your own USB flash drive bracelet. I've seen quite a few before, but never really liked the designs. My goal was to hide the flash drive entirely in the bracelet. I decided to make one with yarn and after a short search I found this amazing blog post, that already showed what I had in mind.

Step 1: What you need

Picture of What you need

• Embroidery thread (I used about 12m)
• Flexible cardboard
• Duct tape
• Tape
• Super glue
• Verbatim TUFF 'N' TINY USB Flash Drive (e.g. on amazon.com)


• Scissors
• Ruler
Hi, thats a cool band up there. this is my usb i dont know how to open it and i really want to make that band. I love it.

Here is my flash drive. How can I make one for this?

BrittLiv (author)  HiPoweredHacker10 months ago

Hi, I think making the bracelet the way I did with your USB drive is difficult. Maybe you can just make an entire bracelet with a small pouch in which the USB drive fits.

Ravirar1 year ago

there us a SanDisk USB that you can buy which the total length is about 2 cm, and can go up to 32gb, so its good for this bracelet. I had one of these, except it was a watch that could not only show time/date, but could show how much space is available on the drive built in bracelet style. Sadly it got wet and stopped working. :(

Glo0my2 years ago
I've just finished mine and as you said IT WORKS !
I used a very old USB key so it's thicker and the width is 4.2 cm ( instead of 3.2 )
BrittLiv (author)  Glo0my2 years ago
I am glad to hear that! I hope you enjoy wearing it.
Glo0my2 years ago
Very cool project !
I have just one question : does anybody try this with a "normal" USB key , i mean a bigger usb port ?
BrittLiv (author)  Glo0my2 years ago
Thanks! I don't see why it shouldn't work. Your bracelet will just get thicker.
can you use a different usb, 'cause that's a bit too expensive for my budget
BrittLiv (author)  blackjackrobo2 years ago
Even the 4 GB one?
Asriel Grim2 years ago
amazing 'ible as always and great taste in fashion! The color combination really rocks! Well done!
Bomshika3 years ago
I can't seem to download the PDF. Is there another way I can get it?
BrittLiv (author)  Bomshika3 years ago
As far as I know only pro members can download it. Send me a pm with your email address and I'll email it to you.
hi guys, i wanna have a pro member to download PDF files, can u help me pls? I wanna make some bracelets. Thank you so much !
i forgot, my email : huymar13a@gmail.com. ty
bbaum1 BrittLiv3 years ago
Can you PM me a copy of this in .PDF form as well please?
clogie3 years ago
will have to try this :)
beadinggem3 years ago
Great tutorial! This sure makes "high tech" jewelry a lot more appealing! Will likely feature it on my blog in the future!
BrittLiv (author)  beadinggem3 years ago
Hi, I just saw, that you featured it, thanks a lot!
My pleasure!! By the way, I too am a scientist but a lot closer to retirement than you are! ;-)

nice selection of thread colours by the way...
nhormell3 years ago
i love it
only one problem when i was making it super glue squirted up into my eye
went to the eye doctor and got the glue removed... chemically burned my eyeball
good project though
BrittLiv (author)  nhormell3 years ago
Oh no, please tell me you are joking, if not I wish you all the best and hope you recover fast.
no joke but the eye is one of the fastest healing body parts recovering very fast
i guess we need to wear eye protection now when using super glue. hope the eye is better.
chemkid423 years ago
this is great wish I had thought of it. did you use corrugated cardboard? where did you get it?
BrittLiv (author)  chemkid423 years ago
Thanks a lot, I used an old box you can see it in the first step underneath all the other stuff. For example a cereal box will work great.
chemkid423 years ago
still a little confused on how you did the cap?
BrittLiv (author)  chemkid423 years ago
The cardboard forms a tube, which can be used as a cap. To give it a tight fit I used duct tape that I stuck to the inside of it. The USB flash drive is glued to the other side.
gilgolf3 years ago
Is the usb drive still waterproof if you remove the case?
BrittLiv (author)  gilgolf3 years ago
Hi, yes it is, if you take a look at the first picture of step 3 you can see the back of it.
RightShoe3 years ago
hey, that is amazing. You should kick it on kickstarter and make some good money for very creative idea. I woild buy it for sure!
microfarm3 years ago
Such a cool idea...but....aren't you using embroidery thread and not yarn?
BrittLiv (author)  microfarm3 years ago
Thanks a lot, I thought that embroidery thread is yarn, but you are right it is the better description.
korlik3 years ago
Could explain in more detail how to make the cap hold on to the usb stick in a firm way?
BrittLiv (author)  korlik3 years ago
Sure, the fit is very tight and the duct tape on the inside prevents is from sliding out.
tqwerty3 years ago
This is so cool!
You've got my vote :D
peyton143 years ago
Sell them !
poofrabbit3 years ago
This is great! Are you going to enter it in the spy contest? I 100% think you should, well done!
BrittLiv (author)  poofrabbit3 years ago
Hi, thanks a lot, I have entered it (it is pending for approval).
Sweet! You have my vote :)
BrittLiv (author)  poofrabbit3 years ago
Thanks a lot!
monkeys983 years ago
this is awesome i will try to make one for school
astroboy9073 years ago
Ok, flippin awesome. And Im a guy :)
ChrysN3 years ago
Pretty and functional, I love it!