Introduction: How to Make an Inner Tube Bracelet With Interchangeable Colors

About: We are 2 jewelry designers from Switzerland, Isabel and Naomi. We met each other a couple of years ago and when we put our minds together, we create lots of different things. Our jewelry is made from up-cycli…

We like to use materials that are normally thrown away to make jewelry. This time we decided to use the inner tube of a bicycle tire. And to change colors we used different coffee pods. We hope you like the Instructable.
Materials you need to make this bracelet: Used and cleaned Nespresso coffee pods, cleaned inner tube of a bike, silver colored chain extender, 2 silver colored ribbon pinch crimps (13 mm), silver colored lobster clasp, silver colored jump rings 5 mm, scissors, cutting pliers, flat nose pliers, round nose pliers. If you like the Instructable, please vote for us :-)

Step 1: Watch This Video

As a first step you can watch the video explaining how to make this bracelet

Step 2: Cut the Inner Tube

Cut a piece of inner tube, we used about 8 inch. Wash with soap and water. Cut three pieces of about 0.3 inch in width. Use the silver colored ribbon pinch crimp to attach the 3 pieces on one side.

Step 3: Braid the Inner Tube

Now braid the 3 pieces of inner tube and use another pinch crimp to attach the other side. Now attach a chain extender and lobster claps and the inner tube bracelet is done.

Step 4: Make Your Interchangeable Pieces

To add some color to the inner tube bracelet, flatten a coffee pod. Fold it around a marker. Hereafter fold it around your bracelet. If you want to change color, you can just repeat this step with another coffee pod and take off the old one.

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Bicycle Contest 2016