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  • How to Make Zipper Bracelets

    Would you like to have a unique fashion accessory for yourself, your kids, or your siblings? Why not try making zipper bracelets? They are simple to make and pleasant to wear, making these accessories a perfect handcraft for teens and tweens.

    What You Will Need for This Project

    This zipper bracelet tutorial requires the following materials:

    • Embroidery Floss
    • Scissors
    • Tapestry Needle
    • Colorful Zippers
    • Coordinating or Clear Nail Polish

    Steps for Making Zipper Bracelets

    Here are the steps to follow when making this accessory:

    Step One: Cut the fabric from the zipper as close as possible.

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    Step Two: Apply a thin layer of coordinating or clear nail polish to prevent it from fraying.

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    Step Three: Stitch the tips together. Measure the size of your wrist and add a few inches to it. Otherwise, it will be difficult to slide the bracelet on your wrist.

    Start by feeding the needle with embroidery floss. Insert it into the designated spot between the sides where the zipper connects.

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    Step Four: Bind the tips and exit the needle out on the opposite edge.

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    Step Five: Wrap the strand around both ends to secure them. Thread the needle back through and tie a knot to secure the stitch.

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    Step Six: Make sure you sew the zipper tight before cutting it. Voilà! Your zipper wristband is complete!

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    Aren't these DIY zipper bracelets look lovely? Make more zipper bracelets and give them to your loved ones. Alternatively, you can ask your guests to make these bands at a party.

  • Jelly Bracelets and the Meanings Behind Each Color

    Jelly bracelets, otherwise known as gel bracelets, are affordable wristbands made from silicone. They have become popular across the western countries and elsewhere since the 1980s. One of the famous designs of these bands is the awareness bracelet. It brings debossed messages to show the wearer's support to advocacy, charitable institutions, and so on.

    Nowadays, however, these bracelets have different meanings due to the play called the snap game. The "game" has two "players" called the snappee and the snapper. The snapper must successfully break the bracelet from the snappee's wrist. If he succeeds, he can ask a sexual favor based on the color of the band.

    Different Colors of Jelly Bracelets and Their Meanings

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    Listed below are the jelly bands' color meanings:

    • Blue - Oral Sex
    • Red - Lap Dance
    • Black - Coitus
    • Purple - Kissing
    • Pink - Hickey
    • Yellow - Hugging
    • Clear - Anything under the Sun

    What Should Parents Do if Their Child Has Gel Bracelets

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    If you see your child wearing any color of these bands, you should speak to him or her instantly. Express your opinions on where, when, and with whom you think sex is appropriate. Though sex can be learned in schools, parents should be responsible for discussing this matter with their children. Also, talk to your kids about jelly bracelets and the outfits and accessories you consider to be suitable for their age and why.

  • How to Make a Guitar String Bracelet

    Strumming the guitar for hours can diminish the strings. They break or become too worn to play. However, it does not mean that these used metal strings are useless because you can turn them into a bracelet!

    A guitar string bracelet is an accessory made from old guitar strings. They are available in stores and come at various prices, depending on the artist. A Willie Nelson guitar wristband costs $75, while John Mayer's bracelet costs $200. Meanwhile, Eric Clapton's bracelet costs $750, making it the most expensive guitar bracelet.

    So why should you buy these bracelets when you can make them yourself? This post will teach you how to make a guitar string bracelet from scratch.

    What to Get to Make a Guitar String Bracelet

    • Wire Cutters
    • Soldering Iron
    • Rubbing Alcohol
    • Guitar Strings

    How to Make a Guitar Bracelet

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    Start by getting the right guitar strings. Use metal strings and pick cords E, A, and D. Strings (high) E and B are not ideal for jewelry making because they are excessively sharp, which can cut you.

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    Find out the size of your bracelet. Wrap one string around your wrist to determine your wrist circumference.

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    Add a few inches to the length of the cords for making the clasps. Cut them off according to your size.

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    Grab the guitar strings, then rub them with rubbing alcohol. Line them in your preferred sequence and make sure the bases of the cords with metal hoops are on the similar side. Braid the strings as if you were braiding your hair and begin at the loop end.

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    Wrap the braided guitar cords around your wrist to check if it still fits. Loop the extra tips of the strings into the openings in the metal hoops. The twines should take the form without holding them at this point. If not, wrap a thick cord or twisty tie around the bracelet to keep its frame. This is just a temporary solution for you will remove the strap later.

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    Solder a half-inch hook for the band by joining the metal hoops and a quarter-inch excess string that you looped earlier. There will still be some strings left after soldering the ends of the bracelet. All you have to do is cut them off with wire cutters.

    Set the bracelet aside until it cools, then unknot the tie you made earlier.

    Voilà! Your guitar string bracelet is complete. Add some embellishments to spice up its look or wear it as it is. Now, you can wear music around your wrist!

  • How to Make Button Bracelet

    What do you usually do when a button falls off your blouse or suit? Perhaps you keep it in your sewing kit or throw it away, but did you know that you can make a fashion accessory with these? So instead of hiding your extra or favorite buttons, collect them and turn them into a wearable work-of-art.

    Creating a button bracelet is simple. Furthermore, it is always pleasant to wear. There are different ways to make these bracelets, but this button bracelet tutorial will show you how to make a button bracelet with elastic cord and beads.

    Things You Need to Make a Stretchy Button Bracelet with Beads

    Here are the required tools and materials for making this button bracelet:

    • Elastic Cord
    • Beads
    • Scissors
    • Buttons

    Things You Should Do to Make an Elastic Button Bracelet with Beads

    Follow these steps to create a cute, stretchy button bead bracelet:

    Step 1: Prepare the Stretchy String

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    Cut the cord to at least ten inches (25 cm.) long. Tie a knot at one end of the string to keep the beads and buttons from sliding off as you create the bracelet. Tie another knot around two inches (5 cm.) from one side of the cord.

    Step 2: Feed the Button Followed by the Bead onto the Elastic String

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    Loop the button first so that it stands vertically instead of laying flat on the stretchy cord. Use the bead to help the button keep its stance. Keep adding buttons and beads alternately or according to the design you want to make.

    Step 3: Keep Threading until the Bracelet Fits Perfectly

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    Wear the bracelet from time-to-time to check if it fits neatly around your wrist. Do this as you get closer towards the end of the bracelet. Leave about two inches (5 cm.) at the finishing tip of the cord.

    If you have some buttons and beads left, that is perfectly fine. You can keep and use them for your future DIY projects.

    Step 4: Tie Both Ends of the Elastic Cord

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    Tie a reef knot or a double knot to secure the pattern. If you do not tie the ends properly, and it breaks, it can be hard to find all the missing pieces.

    Step 5: Trim off Any Excess Strings after Tying a Knot

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    The bracelet should be complete at this point with the beads and buttons designed tightly around the stretchy string.

    Wear your new elastic button bracelet or make more of these, then give them to your friends.