|Before: empty bottle|
Don't forget to wear green to keep from being pinched by a leprechaun!
Xacto knife or scissor
Self healing cutting mat
Automatic center punch
Drill and bit
Round nose pliers or wire looping pliers
Chain nose pliers
|Gather your tools|
Wire rounder, needle file or cup bur (and flex shaft or rotary tool)
Garneir Fructis plastic bottle
18-gauge brass wire
|Cut the plastic charms|
|Mark the plastic and drill hole|
Use pliers to create the links from the 18-gauge wire. Cut the formed link from the wire spool and then file both ends of the formed link smooth using a wire rounder, needle file or cup bur and flex shaft or rotary tool. Repeat to create the needed number of links.
Assemble the links and charms into a chain.
|Hook and eye clasp by GeltDesigns.com|
Make the hook clasp and eye from the 18-gauge wire. Place the finding on a steel bench block and hammer with a raw hide mallet to harden the wire and protect the shape of the finding.
Attach the finding to the chain.
Make a Bracelet from a Plastic Bottle
|After: Necklace by GeltDesigns.|
"500 Plastic Jewelry Designs: A Groundbreaking Survey of A Modern Material (500 Series)"; Lark; 2009.
Day 116. Month 5. Jewelry from Found Objects. $ spent: 0
Found materials: plastic bottle
New Jewelry a Day.