A few weeks ago, I picked up a few sheets of plastic canvas at the store because I had seen a runway show that used it as jewelry. I never remembered the show, but thought that it might be fun to play around with as a material. Using the plastic alone is kind of the opposite look of kitschy needlepoint, those bracelets will be posted next week and begin the same way, so keep reading even if you aren't into grids.
You will need:
Plastic canvas (it comes in lots of colors)
A hairdryer with a high heat setting
A chopstick or skewer
Measure the amount of material needed to fit around your wrist, and add 2". this it the length of your bracelet.
Choose a width, it is your choice entirely. Cut the plastic and make sure the edge is smooth.
Tightly roll then band the canvas.
Put the roll om the chopstick.
Turn the hairdryer to the highest setting. A heat gun may work, but may be too hot.
When it cools off, the canvas should retain its shape.
It will curl onto your wrist kind of like a slap bracelet.
So have fun making some grid cuffs and look out for another post with some needlepoint bracelets.