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The Alumina Collection

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Hannah Burt
The Alumina Collection

Project Type

Make-it-Yourself

Category

Jewellery & Accessories

Waste Materials

Drinks Cans

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One of many pieces from The Alumina collection made from Sprite, Fanta, Coca-Cola drinks cans. Quick and easy to make.

Materials & Equipment List

Drinks cans - Sprite/Fanta/Coca-cola etcPlyersPin/needleScissorsLeather threading (for some of the collection)Metal links (for some of the collection)Metal chain (for some of the collection)

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

I started off by cutting out the bar code of a drinks can and then hole punching the ends so that I could thread leather threading through the holes.
I then started the braiding. This part can take quite a while, but once you know what you're doing it gets easier. To start, wrap a piece of leather thread around the strands already threaded onto the barcode. Overlap the right strand, and then the left strand under and through the loop.
Pull it tight and push up to the top
Repeat the process but on the opposite side. The left strand over. The right strand over, under and through the loop.
After repeating the process multiple times, it should start to look like this.
When you have completed the braiding to the length you want, thread the leather through a needle.
Then sew the leather threading back on itself. Once you have done this, cut the thread.
Join the original leather strands together with finger and thumb.
Repeat steps 2 to 7 to create an adjustable loop.
Tie a knot in the remaining ends of the leather strands
Cut the remaining leather
The final product.
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Hannah Burt

Rochester

United Kingdom

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