Hello again! Doncha love the color of these bangles?
What do you think they used to be? The answer is pretty basic, so I won't make you guess. (This time, bwah ha ha!) Check it:
Plastic drinking cups from - say it with me - the dollar store. They were three for a buck, such a glorious color and with cool sort of shimmery facets.
How'd I make the bangles? Hmm. I have to say, it was a little trickier than anticipated. I had some strange adventures trying to cut them. First, my husband tried a bandsaw.
It worked for a couple of bangles, then - bang! The cup 'sploded, sending shards flying across the room. So next he tried a pull saw.
I got a couple more bangles that way, but it wasn't too smooth. Next we tried an exacto knife. It worked okay, but the plastic still wanted to crack. By then he was pretty tired of helping me and let me know I was on my own. I discovered:
The best method was probably a pair of scissors. D'oh. Next time, I'll start with that. (I used strong gardening scissors - don't try it with anything too wimpy. These cups were pretty tough.)
I smoothed out the edges with sandpaper and called it a day. Tally so far: five bangles, lots of pretty shards, two nifty round cup bottoms and a whole cup left over.
Gonna make more stuff with the remaining material, but for now, pretty pleased with the bangles.
Okee doke - see you next time around.
p.s. A happy Pupdate: Gertie, Stitch and Albert, three of the rescue dogs I was sponsoring, have all been adopted! W00t!! There is still one pup left, and she is lovely - to see Star the Pit Bull and learn about my Pupsicle Action Plan, you can click that link up at the top of the page.