Knitting in the Round Bracelet

Recycle old knitting needles with this fashionable and fun project!
SKU: EP12242

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This is a fun way to recycle vintage knitting needles found at estate sales, antique/resale shops, flea markets, even your grandmother's knitting basket. Aluminum needles, in 10" and 14" long and size 9 and higher are hollow, and can be found in many colors. The color on needles will not flake off during hammering, and any imperfections add character to the final design. There are countless ways to texture, stamp, add bead charms, and even add a monogram. Wear three of them in various needle sizes and colors, or mix them with other bangles. They're lightweight and a fun conversation piece!

Finished Size: 2 ½" in diameter and 3/8" wide.
Tools and Supplies: Size 10 hollow vintage aluminum knitting needle 10" long
  • 6mm-12mm glass crystal beads or other beads of your choice, 3
  • 22-gauge 2" silver-filled headpins, 3
  • 4mm sterling silver jump ring
  • Non-abrasive cloth
  • Liquid dish soap
  • Heavy duty flush cutters
  • Regular flush cutters
  • Steel bench block
  • Ball peen hammer
  • Nylon mallet
  • Sheet metal shears
  • Flat needle file
  • Ruler
  • Sharpie marker
  • Screw-down hole punch
  • Nylon bracelet bending pliers
  • Chain-nose pliers
  • Round-nose pliers
  • Flat-nose pliers
  • Ear plugs (optional)
  • Nickel silver logo tag, 1 (optional)
  • Texturing hammer (optional)
  • Household hammer (optional)
  • Design stamps or letter stamps
  • (optional) Originally Published: Step by Step Wire Jewelry, April/May 2015
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    SKU EP12242
    Author/Speaker/Editor Sandra (IL) Miller
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    Customer Reviews (1)
    Fun and Funky and Frugal
    I teach jewelry classes and this looked like a good project to let my students relax in between more difficult fabrication ones. I made two green ones and would like to confirm that using size 10 needles is as high as you should go because the size 11 needle I used made the bracelet too wide and was stiffer to bend into the spiral shape. The narrower size of the no. 10 needle made a nicer and more comfortable shape. I added Swarovskis, a charm and a Keshi pearl on the two bracelets. I only added the texturing with the ball-peen hammer because I didn't like the additional "holes" in the design. Texturing the green needles gave them a much more elegant appearance. My students have already signed up for the class and are very excited; looks like I'll have to hit some garage sales for more needles!

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    Review by Janice (Posted on 8/23/2016)
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