Introduction: Wooden Bracelet

I'm going to show you how to make a wooden bracelet!  The process is really easy, but I'll walk you through the steps.

Step 1: Gather Your Materials

For this, I used (as you can see on my favorite tool, a caliper) that I used 3mm MDF.

The two magnets pictured were originally supposed to be a clasp, but that didn't end up working out.  Ignore them.  Or use them to make LED throwies!

(Not valid in the Boston metropolitan area)


Step 2: Measure Your Wrist

Measure your wrist.  The file I'm providing assumes your wrist is 9.5 inches around (YEESH!).  Your's probably isn't.  I am the size of a small bear, and have bear-sized wrists.

To do this, I measured a bracelet that I already had.

Step 3: Load the File Into the Laser

This one is super easy.  See the attached DXF.

My speed/power settings were:

Speed: 20mm/s
Power: 48watts

You may have to edit the DXF to make a size that fits your wrist.  This should be self-explanatory, but if it isn't: remove some of the vertical lines, shrink the boxy-bit, and move the circle that was at the end of the boxy-bit in the same direction you shrunk it.

Step 4: Add a Clasp

For my clasp, I used some black string, and some elongated beads.  I think this works best, but the holes allow you to be pretty creative with it.

Enjoy!

Comments

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libraryCat (author)2012-06-19

Very nice! I was curious what kind of wood that you used, and how strong it is, though. Have you worn it a lot? I would be afraid it would crack.... (You should remake this a little and enter it into the laser contest. you could redo the file into a girl size.) :) Good idea!

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blhack (author)libraryCat2012-06-19

I've been wearing it for the last couple of days without any problems... A bit of it cracked near the clasp, but I've been intentionally rough on it to try and stress it into cracking.

So far so good!

(Which laser contest?)

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libraryCat (author)blhack2012-06-20

Cool!
Look on the contest page. It just opened, I think.

https://www.instructables.com/contest/hurricanelasers/

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blhack (author)libraryCat2012-06-20

Oh, nice! I'd feel bad entering that, though, since we already have a laser.

(Also I'm sure the other entries will be /quite/ a lot cooler than my silly bracelet, haha)

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jessyratfink (author)2012-06-18

Gorgeous!

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Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-06-18

Very awesome design!

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