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Zip tie jewelry

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zip ties are dead usefull, but are the also beautifull?
rather not.

but:
one day i was bored and wanted to make something and the next best thing lying around were zip ties and with a little try and error i found a way to convert the ties into beautifull flower resembling shapes that can be made into broches and pendants. just like the story of the ugly duckling.

so have fun making your own zip tie jewelry.

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here is how:
 
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Step 1: Ingredients

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- zip ties (the smaller the width-length ratio the better) - i used glow in the dark ones for extra coolness
- hot glue
- brooch needles
- jump rings & pliers
- scissors

Step 2: Connecting the ties

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decide how many cable ties you want to use, i think 5 yield the nicest results.

connect the cable ties to each other:
slip the second cable tie through the recipient of the first. then the 3rd through the 2nd, the 4th trough the 3rdb, the 5th through the 4th and finally the first through the 5th - you get the drift.

pull the ties as tight as possible.
Where can I get these cable ties?
sursula (author)  dwingrove-smith10 months ago
everywhere. at least in germany you can buy them at every bigger shop. defenitely at a construction supply/ hardware store. or an electronics shop.
This is just so badass!
starra501 year ago
This is so creative!
sursula (author) 1 year ago
thank you all for the nice feedback!
foobear1 year ago
so cool and clever! this gives me ideas, thanks!
PAWZ1 year ago
Great work.
I thought it was going to involve loads of small zip-ties, and was expecting all the fastenings to be hidden at the back or something, so I was pleasantly surprised to see that it was made with only a few :-)
mole11 year ago
Amazing! it looks like jade.
This is ingenious! Great idea!!
That is uber fun and fancy! The fact it glows in the dark just makes it that much more awesome :D
Awesome ible! I love it :)
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