Reported by Maria Del Pinto
- 46 Pop Can Tabs (aka: soda can tabs, aluminum can tabs & energy drink tabs)
- 6 ribbons
- 3 ribbons
- 2 satin cords
- 4 earring hooks
- 19 jewelry findings
- 6 precut shapes
- Easy instructions with diagrams
Then I just kept adding on more tabs using the same technique.
Then I added the second by weaving over the first slot.
I took the two ribbons and wove them back into the first tab.
Side view of bracelet:
Top view of the finished bracelet. Using the enclosed grosgrain ribbon made the bracelet a little stiff. I played with it a bit to soften the ribbon and it finally looked much better.
I decided to try using the same weaving pattern to make a necklace. This time I used the invisible stretchy jewelry string to weave the soda tabs together. Then I decided to utilize the cool pre drilled holes on the tabs, so I added some crystals.
- All the supplies are in one neat package.
- Great way to teach kids about recycling and get them interested in designing with recycled items.
- Pretty colors and easy to follow instructions.
- Projects are simple and easy to duplicate.
- If you are new to crafting with soda tabs, this kit can actually provide you with a basis on how to make the easier items that you can then build upon.
- Ribbons (included in kit) are cut much too short (6″ to 8″) to do the weaving pattern with knots as directed in instructions. The finished bracelet which done according to the directions is 5 inches from knot to knot. That is a tight fit for the 8 year old and did not fit the 10 year old.
- Some of the patterns might be difficult for a 7 to 8 year old to follow.
- It would be nice to include more tabs.
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