Introduction: Bicycle Tire Bracelet

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Did your bike tire pop? just found one at the dump? here is an instructable on how you can use that tire and make a "green" (black) bracelet.

Step 1: Tire

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Obtain a bicycle tire somehow, steal our neighbors (don't recommend this) or find one.

Step 2: Strip the Tire.

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take the tire off the axle and take out the inner tubing.

Step 3: Cut the Tubing Into a Strip

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cut off the air lever thing and make a slit all the way down from that point until you have one loooonng strip.

Step 4: Marking

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measure your wrist on the rubber and make a mark. add about 2 inches and cut there.

Step 5: Rectangle

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to make a god rectangle, cut off and make the top and bottom straight lines as shown.

Step 6: More Strips

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make 3 more strips. mark 3 even lines. i made my strip 3 inches across so i have a mark at each inch.

Step 7: Clamp

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make 3 holes using the knife as shown in pics, then push something (bolt) through the holes to hold them 3 together. once held together, clamp or have someone hold that end. when clamped, begin to braid the ends really(!) tightly.

Step 8: More

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braid until almost no tube is left. then make another hole.

Step 9: String

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push a 1foot piece of string through the holes opposite from the bolt and tie tight. then wrap the string around that tube 3 times and tie again.

Step 10: Tie Again

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go through the layers on the other side and wrap 3 times again. this time when done wrapping, tie to the other side to bring both ends together.

Thanks for viewing. hoped you liked it and try it.

Comments

richardsan (author)2012-07-05

there are other methods for "weaving/braiding" you might prefer. get any leather working book and do some research.
hth

rjreilly (author)2010-10-30

and it's made from a tube not a tire ...

plauale (author)2009-11-01

I don't understand why you would even mention stealing a full wheel to get the tube. Seriously.

STEP 1: Go to a bike repair shop and ask for a old tube and you will walk away with more tubes than you could ever want to braid. If you really want the feeling of crime, "steal" some from their dumpster.


mo5 (author)plauale2010-01-01

its a joke

J@50n (author)plauale2009-11-02

 that one is my brothers

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