I saw these fabulous bangle bracelets and
instantly knew what one of our crafts would be for the 4th.
A little Star "Bangled" jewelry!
I altered PC's instructions slightly...
cut small strips of yarn
(about 2" to 3")
gather some bamboo skewers,
buy 2 sizes of clear vinyl tubing,
I used the 1/4" and 5/16" sizes from Home Depot...about $2 for huge rolls
get out the hairdryer and baby oil
(almost any kind of oil would work)
cut smaller width tubing (at an angle) to desired "bangle" length,
start to thread yarn into tube being careful to not stuff it in too tight,
use skewer to help guide it in.
Once first strand is in,
add baby oil and watch in amazement how it starts to look like glass.
When the oil has gone down the strand,
you can use the skewer to "jam" it in tighter
(we found if it was packed in too tight at first,
the oil wouldn't saturate the entire length of the yarn)
then repeat the steps with your next strand,
it gets a little messy with the oil but
it is a fun, moisturizing kind of mess that smells good.
When the bangle is full,
cut a small piece of the larger tubing
and insert the ends as far as you can.
My friends in the Home Depot plumbing aisle,
(who were VERY helpful but thought I was a little nuts)
suggested using a blow dryer on it for a minute or two to help seal the ends
4th of July Bangle Bracelets!
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