Bracelet Buddies

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Project by Paul Pomerleau posted 02-09-2012 08:48 PM 4075 views 15 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

Sometimes I have to help my wife put her bracelets on, as some of them are harder than others.
She also sells Avon and she showed me a product in the book that helped people put on their bracelets alone.
I figured, that’s a great idea, I should make something like this out of wood.
I made several, some with alligator clips and others using a hook that I got from some pierced earrings.
I drilled micro holes at the end of some different styles of wood to insert the holder.
I even made a jig to make my own beads.
One of them even looks like a pencil.
My favorite ones are the “tongue depressor” styles, one with pure maple and the others with maple and walnut.
I guess I’m going to have to make a lot more of these, as her friends see them the word will get out fast.
I put a coat of tung oil on them and paste wax.
Let me know what you think.
Thanks for looking.

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#1 posted 02-09-2012 09:12 PM

nice idea!

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#2 posted 02-09-2012 09:44 PM

I really like these – have to make some. Which method do you and your wife prefer, the clip or the hook? Can you tell me where you got the clips and how you attached them?

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#3 posted 02-09-2012 09:50 PM

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#4 posted 02-10-2012 01:19 AM

very creative.

-- John, Colorado's (Wooden Wizard)

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#5 posted 02-10-2012 01:32 AM

Great idea! I can see yours selling extremely well. Especially around Christmas time.

-- Alex -- "I will one day write something intelligent, witty, or humorous here"

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#6 posted 02-10-2012 02:34 AM

Elizabeth: My wife likes the clip better than the hook as it seems to hold the loop better which makes it easier to attach the clasp. However, she thinks that the teeth on it may scratch the loop, although that has not happened so far. The clips are readily available anywhere, but these ones I purchased at Michael’s Craft Store. I used a 40% coupon and got a package of 12 for 3 or 4 dollars. I soldered on a piece of 12AWG electrical wire and drilled a hole at the end of the wood and glued it in.

Alex: I never sell anything that I make, I just make them for the enjoyment and to learn. Anything that I make I usually make a batch at a time, then store them on the side until someone needs something, then I just give it to them. Sometimes it backfires as strangers on the street will call the cops because I want to give them an end grain cutting board. But what am I going to do with them all ?

-- Close to Ottawa Ontario Canada

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#7 posted 02-10-2012 03:44 AM

cool idea. What about putting a clip on one end and a hook on the other. 2birds…1stone…

-- Gary, DeKalb Texas only 4 miles from the mill

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#8 posted 02-10-2012 11:02 AM

paul what does your jig look like …to make beads ??ive failed 2 times try to make my own beads .

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#9 posted 02-10-2012 08:19 PM

I like the hook idea that is kind of cool…. thanks for sharing.

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#10 posted 02-10-2012 08:26 PM

Super idea. Anyone have any thoughts about adapting this idea for a person with limited mobility? My brother was recently severe injured and is a C5 quadriplegic. Just two days he got nearly normal function of his wrist back. This was tremendously exciting because when he started his rehabilitation he had some motion of his upper arms and his neck and face—that was it. Now he has full function on his wrist (He said, “look what I figured out how to do”.) Some I compliment you on designing this item and I am going to give serious thought how this idea could be adapted to help a physically impaired person with tasks of daily living.

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#11 posted 02-10-2012 08:55 PM

awesome idea, my wife would love this.

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#12 posted 02-10-2012 09:00 PM

We used to use those back in the 60’s, only they were called roach clips then :).

-- Bondo Gaposis

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