Wednesday, 18 May 2016

Make Your Own COLOURFUL Wooden Puzzle Bracelet - Jane Foster

I bought a cellophane bag of wooden puzzle pieces the other day in Oxfam for 49p and have been wondering what to do with them! I remember them as a child and still love the primary bold colours. I suddenly had the idea that I wanted to make a bracelet with the vintage pieces. This is how I did it!


I added small pen dots to the corners of each piece and then used a very small drill to drill the holes.


I then took two pieces of elastic and started threading them through the holes - initially just as two lines until I discovered crossing over looked quite good!


As I've got quite wide wrists, I figured I needed 4 square pieces to fit. I kept a pair of scissors handy as whenever the ends of the elastic frayed, I trimmed them a bit.

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I got my partner Jim to tie the bracelet around my wrist and knot the ends before trimming.




I couldn't not let our eight year old daughter have a play too - she decided on a whole new style and without any help, did the following. All I need to do is find some more of the puzzle pieces to make more! Does anyone know the name of these?




3 comments:

mrsrobinson said...

So cheery and colourful! What a great use of your find... I really can't think what these shapes are called, though we have had them in most classrooms I've taught in!

CREAT service provider said...

Fantastic, bright and bold! A very happy and positive way to make and create jewellery! Thanks for the inspirations!

Geng Nichanath said...

It's So cheery and colourful! I like it.