|Before: box handle|
|After: Bracelet by GeltDesigns.com|
Automatic center punch
Chain nose pliers
Bail making pliers
Gather your tools and equipment.
|Drill holes in plastic handle|
Place the plastic handle in very warm (but not boiling) water and shape the plastic until it takes the form of a cuff bracelet.
Use the bail making pliers to create a heavy "S" clasp using the 16-gauge brass wire. Cut off excess wire using the wire cutters. File the ends of the wire smooth using a cup bur, needle file or sandpaper.
|Bracelet by GeltDesigns.com|
Place the formed wire clasp on the steel block and hit the clasp with the rawhide mallet to harden the metal and prevent the clasp from becoming misshapen.
Feed the formed clasp through the drilled holes.
Make a Bracelet from a Handle
Make Your Own "S" Clasp
Day 111. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent: 0
Found materials: box handle New Jewelry a Day.