Orange Sweater Cuff Bracelet

Well, my pieces of Orange Sweater remnants are getting smaller and smaller. I am almost to the end of my yard sale find. I had enough to make this fun accessory with a punch of color...an Orange Sweater Cuff Bracelet.
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I'm starting to think a little bit like Clark Griswold of National Lampoon's Vacation fame. I feel as though this is no longer just a craft project."It's a quest. It's a quest for fun!" Today, I'm taking you along on this quest.
As I have slowly cut up the sweater, my eye has always been drawn to the beautiful cabling. I went searching for how I could make it into a bracelet, without having to go buy anything to do it.

Craft sticks came to mind and I just knew there had to be a way to bend them into shape. My friend, Google, led me to many sites that had methods for molding the sticks. Basically, you boil the sticks for about 25 minutes, then carefully bend them into shape. You have to wrap them around a small glass and secure with rubber bands or inside a glass. Allow them to dry for 24 hours. They should retain their shape. I didn't take any pictures of this process, but there are several tutorials online for you.
Once I had the craft sticks in the cuff shape, I set to work gluing the sweater piece to it with hot glue. I started at the end, gluing it on the inside.
Then, I put some glue on the top and sides in small sections,
stretching the sweater material and adhering it to the wooden cuff. I finished off the other end just as I began. I now have a fun fall accessory to jazz up my pretty plain wardrobe ;-).

This is all that is left of the sweater. Can you believe I have been able to eek out 6 different projects from the same Orange Sweater? Did you miss any of them? Here are some links if you didn't catch them the first time:

Do you think I can make another project? I've actually got one in the works. You'll have to check back next Tuesday for the final project. I'm so excited...I just hope it turns out how I envision it.

I'm linking up at some of these great parties and



14 comments:

  1. It's a cute bracelet! Looks pretty next to a little "bling". You are so creative!

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  2. I can't believe that you are going to get another project out of that sweater. It was certainly worth the money! I wonder if the person who sold it to you was expecting to have it be made into a million craft projects?!

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  3. Very cool! I love all the projects that you got out of that sweater!!

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  4. So cute!! I'm definitely making one! I would LOVE for you to share this at "That's My Style" Link Party this FRIDAY(EVERY WEEKEND!) on my blog. Not comfortable sharing? Stop by anyway for beauty related post and fun DIY projects. I hope to see you there! :)

    Karla @ www.MySerendipitousLife.com

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  5. How darn fun is that! I love sweaters, orange, and bracelets - how perfect!

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  6. what a fun way to use an old sweater, perfect color for Fall!

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  7. Love your sweet bracelet. Pinned twice:) It was a great sweater find with so many up cycle projects! I posted Boo-tiful IKEA pillow case to the 52 mantels party. Swing by

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  8. I laugh everytime I see another orange sweater project and say "wow, she is really getting some mileage out of that thing!" I cannot believe you have created so many things from one sweater! That is being creative!! It has been fun watching and I look forward to what you'll make with the last few pieces!! Possibly a hairband? pony tail wrap, extra pocket for an old sweater that needs a pocket, a change purse, ear muffs, my oh my the ideas are endless!!!!!! Great Job!

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  9. Oh... so cute! The cabling is beautiful and I love that you incorporated that popsicle stick bracelet trick too.

    I'd love to invite you back to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell if you're interested. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/10/show-tell-47.html

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  10. Hi Nici! cute bracelet - I keep forgetting about the way to bend those pop sticks - gotta make some ;-)

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  11. The bracelet is so cute. I had no idea you could bend the sticks like that! Super smart.
    Thanks for sharing at the PInworthy Projects Party!

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  12. We are so impressed at how easy this project is! Way to rock it! Susie @Bowdabra

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  13. 6 projects and counting, impressive...

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