Who ever thought you could make cool bracelets from old plastic knitting needles – I certainly didn’t but that is what I found myself making after a customer- who was routing through a tub of old knitting needles – hunting out all our plastic sets.
When I asked her what they were for she replied Bracelets – going on to tell me about a YouTube clip she had found, showing how to turn them into bracelets and other jewellery items.
Well I just had to give it a go – there and then!!
15 minutes later and with a long suffering husband patiently waiting while we had some fun in the shop we had a basic pair of matching bracelets ready for me to wear!!
Continue reading if you’d like to find out how to make your own
What you need
- A pair of Plastic Knitting Needles
- Kettle of boiling water
- Container large enough to hold the water and needles
(This was all I had in the shop but a long flat container would have been better)
- Bull Clips
How to Make
1: get you equipment ready and space to make your bracelets
2: boil the kettle
3: pour boiling water into your container
4: add knitting needles into the water (use tongs so you don’t burn your fingers)
5: leave for about 5 mins to allow the plastic to soften
6: using tongs remove 1 needle and bend into circular shape (you could use a jar to help mould the shape)
7: use bull clip to hold the ends together
8: leave to cool down (pop into the fridge if you fancy) about 5 minutes
9: repeat with the other needle
10: when cold remove the bull clip (carefully – in case it’s not ready and springs back open!! – re clip if required and leave for a longer time
Bobs your uncle!!!
A pair of bracelets