Stackable Bangles

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Introduction: Stackable Bangles

About: Hi everyone! I'm a hardcore DIY'er, I've published 11 DIY books, just produced my own TV show called Make Your Mark for PBS/APT, I make YouTube videos every week and I'm buried under a mountain of craft suppl…

Make these stackable bangles with supplies I'll bet you already have. I used zip ties for the base so that you can make them to fit every hand and wrist.

Step 1: Watch the Video Tutorial

Step 2: You'll Need

YOU'LL NEED

Scissors

Large zip ties

Assorted beads

Transparent tape

Thin gage wire (I like 18 gage)

1/2 strips of scrap fabric

Wire cutters (or needle nose pliers that can cut wire)

Step 3:

Figure out how big you need to make your bangle

Add 1" to the measurement and then tape it together to create your bangle Cut fabric in 1/2" strips.

I like to cut mine on the bias

Wrap them around the zip tie bangle

Step 4:

Tie a knot at the end or hot glue the end when you're done wrapping

Cut off about 14" of wire

Wrap it around the bangle about 3 times

Add a bead to the wire and secure the bead in place with more wrapping

Step 5:

Continue wrapping and adding beads all the way around the bangle

Add more wire if you need to

1 Person Made This Project!

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24 Discussions

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danibees
danibees

6 years ago

5 of 100 complete! Thanks again!

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danibees
danibees

6 years ago

Can't wait to make some! I have large hands and most standard bangles don't fit me. Thank you!!

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

You are the reason I racked my brain for bangle alternative! I'm so glad you can make your own now AND that they will fit you perfectly.

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danibees
danibees

Reply 6 years ago

And one question: curious as to why you tape the ends of the zip tie together rather than just putting it together through the hole at the one end.

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

So that they're circular. If you put the end through the hole, they will be shaped like a teardrop and not a circle.

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danibees
danibees

Reply 6 years ago

Makes sense! Thanks!

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danibees
danibees

Reply 6 years ago

I've decided to make as many of these as possible for wedding party favors!! Will post pics when I have some made up. :)

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Thanks so much Passion! I made some in black with little turquoise beads for me to wear. I love them.

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nottybutnicey
nottybutnicey

6 years ago

i already nade one for myself before..i like the idea of using a stackable plastic

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PaganRaven
PaganRaven

6 years ago on Introduction

Oooo! I'm loving this! And as BigRed said, it's going a mile a minute in my mind of all the materials, beads/items I can use to make some. I'm pretty fond of earthy tones with a splash here and there of something vibrant. It's for certain..I know what I'll be doing in the next day or two! Thank you, Mark!

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I made some for myself with black cotton and small turquoise beads.....Love em!

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Abigail02
Abigail02

6 years ago

Love it!! Got all the supplies, what am I waiting for!

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

Hey BigRed, Danielle is my assistant and she is a terrific sport!

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BigRed1973
BigRed1973

6 years ago on Introduction

Your genius moment is proving to be very inspiring!!! I'm running through my brain all the leftovers I have, and how I can use them for this project. Love the mixture of materials, shapes and textures.......Keep inspiring!

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Mark Montano
Mark Montano

Reply 6 years ago on Introduction

I got some galvanized wire at the dollar store which worked perfectly, too. Cheap and easy!