With some simple materials like straws, elastic cord, and duct tape, you can create unique jewelry like these Tape Wad Bracelets and Stretchy Bracelets. Use different colors of duct tape to create your own rainbow-colored beads from materials you already have around the house.
Project adapted from "Go Crazy with Duct Tape" by Patti Wallenfang, published by Leisure Arts.
To make the Stretchy Bracelet, first wrap straws with tape. Cut a strip of duct tape 1.5" wide and the length of the straw, and roll around until straw is covered.
Cut the covered straws into short pieces. Thread onto an elastic cord with a large-eye, sharp needle.
You can also use beads and double-sided tape squares (.5" in size) for your bracelet. Knot the cord ends together.
To make the Tape-Wad Bracelet, cut some elastic cord. Gently wad up scraps of tape & wrap around the cord, adding beads between the wads.
Tie on pretty charms & pieces of old necklaces & earrings. Knot the cord ends together.
Adapted from "Go Crazy with Duct Tape" by Patti Wallenfang, published by Leisure Arts.