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Origami Bracelets – Family Bracelet for Mom

Someone asked me to make a customized bracelet for Mom’s Day. It’s a “family” bracelet because she wanted the pictures of the grandkids on one side and then hearts with a message on the other side. I used the 3/8 inch paper strips so that the pictures could come out clear. Since I can’t post the picture of the bracelet here (privacy!) – I made a sample bracelet of what it would look like. This is a different kind of family though – but these are pictures of babies.

 This bracelet is a sample, and so is not available at my Etsy store.

 Here is the image of the “Family Bracelet”

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Origami Bracelet – How to fasten the bracelet (without a fastener)

Here is a clearer image of how to fasten the origami bracelet (without a fastener)

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Origami Bracelet – How to Add (or Remove) Pieces

So, you have your origami bracelet but for some reason you want to remove some pieces, or add pieces (especially if you’re a kid and the bracelet does not fit anymore). Here are the steps on how to add (or remove) pieces from your origami bracelet.

1) Look at the edge. This is the part you will work with.

2) Remove any piece between the two arrows. (The reason for this is that the ends of the bracelet have been especially treated and glued together.

3) Use a toothpick and gently push out one of the pieces. The paper (book cover paper) is strong but you still have to be gentle with it. If the piece tears, just replace it with the extra ones. I include extra pieces with any bracelet that I sell.

4) The first one is out.

 

5) Do the same thing with the other side.

 

6) Now you have two pieces of the bracelet. Add (or remove) the number of pieces you need. It must be an even number. When you add a pair, you add 1/4 inch to the length of the bracelet.

7) The “connector” piece must be added like this. Put both sides through.

8) Fold the piece, and then put it through the slot (second arrow).

9) The first part is inside. Make sure it goes in the slot. Now, do the same with the other part.

10) Push the last part in gently until it goes through the slot.

 

 

11) The bracelet is connected and the arrow is pointing at the “connector” piece.

There you have it!

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