I started by cutting off approx. 9 inches of the inter-tube, I then folded about a half inch of the tube inside itself to form a more finished edge. I punched a hole with my leather punch and attached a metal button like one finds on their bluejeans. See post for details.
I then cut a button hole on the opposite side and curved the ends of the inter-tube using household scissors. I glued the ends shut with household white glue. To hold in place while drying I put clothes pins on the end. Sorry I forgot to photograph that step. After it had dried overnight, I removed the clothes pins.
This is the finished bracelet, ready to wear. It should be a fun piece to wear with jeans and perfect for a bike or motorcycle enthusiast. This piece was made with a stormy blue pottery bead but I have it in rusty truck also which is a brown with red rust spots. Enjoy! Cindy
|Note: that bike tubes have a natural curved shape so if you use a focal bead that has a top and bottom design you may consider adjusting that with the curve of the tube.|