After sharing our record planter, we have become record-melting junkies. Not only have we made several more, but we have been looking for new things to create with this fun technique. Our latest creation: cuff bracelets! We have seen these before, and once again decided we could figure out a way to make them ourselves. Here's how we did it:
What you need:
- 1 record (again we turned to Hawaiian music circa 1966)
- a cookie sheet or pizza pan
- a jar, can...anything round to form your bracelet around. Do not use your wrist, as the vinyl will be hot!
Once you take it out, you must move quickly as it hardens super-fast. With your scissors cut a strip of the record at the length and width you want your bracelet to be. You may have to put it back in the oven to re-soften it at this point.
After cutting it, wrap it around your can or jar (again, not your wrist). If any adjustments need to be made, you can always stick your cuff back in the oven for a couple minutes to soften it back up.
At this point you can leave your cuff as-is, or maybe give it a coat of acrylic paint. When it comes to decorations, be as creative as you like!