Monday, June 7, 2010

Eco Bangle!

I bought a funky leather bangle when I was recently in Rome, Italy. I loved it so much and it inspired me to try and make one out of recycled plastic. It is a common design among leather bangles/wristcuffs. The leather bangle I bought is cut so perfectly and it was only 5 euro! I wonder if they use some kind if machine or jig and crank them right out... Mine on the other hand, was pretty labor intensive and it took over an hour to make. My leather bangle had a button stud for the closure. I looked high and low for them and found that they were quite expensive so I experimented with button snaps and really liked the finish result. Using the button snaps has opened doors for new ideas so be on the lookout for more funky eco-cuffs!

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