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Not that into playing cards , well now you can use them as an accessory!
Inspired by Cat's Playing Card Notebook.

Posted by Shivi from Perth, Western Australia, Australia • Published See Shivi's 14 projects »
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  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Firstly you need to get some mini playing cards. Mine measure 4.5cm by 3cm (2 inches by 1 inch approx.).
    It's okay if they're slightly bigger.
    The cards that I used here I got in one of those kiddie packs you get on a plane (They thought I was a lot younger coz I'm short - it was 3 years ago) but I've also seen them in the party favours section in shops. You might be able to buy some over the net too. If all else fails you could find some pictures of them on the net and resize them.

    Once you've got your cards find out how many will fit around your wrist. You'll need to leave a bit of space for the jump rings and clasps.

    Feel free to add some extra cardstock to the back to make the cards sturdier.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Mark your holes on the card with a pencil and punch it. (try not to use the eyelet setter to punch them- like I did on my first go! :P)

    Make sure you don't punch part of the image out.
    Also make sure your hole isn't sitting right on the edge but it can't be too far away either.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    So that the holes are in the same spots on all the cards lay another card underneath you first one and with the pencil colour in the holes so you have a guide on where to punch your holes.
    Do this to the rest of the cards as well.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 4
    Step 4

    Next start popping in your eyelets and setting them.

    I've used brass coloured eyelets but I plan to make another bracelet and use black eyelets as I think they would look better but you can use what ever colours you want.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 5
    Step 5

    Now with your large jumprings connect the cards together with the help of your jewellery pliers.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 6
    Step 6

    When you've connected all the cards together on one end of the bracelet add two more large jumprings.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 7
    Step 7

    At the other end of the bracelet attach two small jump rings.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 8
    Step 8

    On the same end with the small jump rings add a further jump ring to each hole with a clasp attached.
    There are 2 jump rings so that the clasps sit flat.

    I've used small jump rings here because the bracelet would have been too long otherwise.Feel free to play around with the jumprings sizes until you get the right fit.

  • How to make a toy bracelet. Playing Card Bracelet - Step 9
    Step 9

    Now join the clasps to the large jumprings on the other end and wear your creation!

    Note: You will need someone else to help put on the bracelet unless you have 3 arms, which I doubt.
    You can though, take the bracelet off by yourself.

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MISSY S.
MISSY S.
Nice. I like it.
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Supernova's Child
Supernova's Child · Lisbon, Lisbon, PT · 98 projects
Very Alice In Wonderland...me love.
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Rai M.
Rai M.
This is an extremely original idea :'D
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AprilAllYear
AprilAllYear
GREAT idea. I found some really good images to make a smaller version of the cards (http://www.jfitz.com/cards/ and
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/CategoryTonguelaying_cards) and plan to make them with dice earrings I found by pixielady (http://www.cutoutandkeep.net/projects/dice). They'll be a big hit for a casino night party we're planning. Thanks, Shivi.
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
You can get them at a craft or scrapbooking store
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MIHO
MIHO · 28 projects
Wooah, nice!
I do have a question; Where did you get those eyelets?
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Not A.
Not A. · Westlake, Ohio, US · 18 projects
DUDE I LOVE THIS!! 8D
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Shivi
Shivi · Perth, Western Australia, AU · 14 projects
Cat- you could scan your normal sized playing cards onto the computer and then resize them or find some on the internet and resize them. Stick some card to the back to make them stronger.
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Cat Morley
Cat Morley · London, GB · 1398 projects
That's super cute Shivi, I wonder where I could pick up mini playing cards from.
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katie
katie · 5 projects
awsome shivi. Next time you come over we'll make me one and you can finish your button cuff.

b.t.w I still can't find the camera.
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