Lately, I’ve been making jewelry pieces out of plastic swizzle sticks. I go to lots of tiki bars and have quite the collection of them. Some are quite pretty.
A genius idea recently struck me. I remember back in my teens making one of those toothbrush bracelets. You’d buy one of those cheap clear plastic toothbrushes, pluck out the bristles, put it in boiling water for a few minutes to soften the plastic, and then bend into the shape of a bracelet.
Why not do it with swizzle sticks?
My biggest concern is the durability of the plastic. It’s kind of brittle and the swizzle sticks are much thinner compared to a toothbrush. I know with my luck, I’d catch the open end of the bracelet on something and snap it in half.
Any ideas on what I could do to improve the durability of the bracelet? I was thinking coating the back with super glue or a 2-part epoxy, as long as it would be something that wouldn’t cause skin irritation.