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Save the world and create a funky piece of jewellery at the same time…
Did you know that you can recycle things from around your house to create your own unique jewellery?

Search your tool box or kitchen drawer and turn safety pins, washers, copper wire – even small coins into amazing pieces of jewellery. Then, find a specialist jewellery shop or online site, buy the items listed below and follow our instructions. Once you get the hang of it, it’s a really satisfying hobby you’ll never want to give up. And your unique pieces of jewellery will be the envy of your friends!

For more info, visit the Dremel website: http://www.dremel.co.uk. All Dremel products are available online at: http://www.dremel-direct.com

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  • How to make a bracelet. Recycled Bracelet - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cut a length of wire and wrap it around a jeweller’s ring mandrel three times to create neat circles. Then make six more circles. Cut lengths of copper wire and wrap them evenly and tightly around the circles.

  • How to make a bracelet. Recycled Bracelet - Step 2
    Step 2

    Link the wire circles together using the jump rings and attach the clasp. Lay a piece of wood on the Project Table, and clamp a safety pin to the wood. Use the Dremel 3000 and attach to the end of the Dremel Flexshaft 225 for more precise cutting. Use the cut off wheels 409, multi-chuck 4486 and mandrel 402 to cut the sharp tip off a safety pin.

  • How to make a bracelet. Recycled Bracelet - Step 3
    Step 3

    Engrave a simple pattern onto the washers using the Dremel Engraver with the Diamond Engraving Tip 9929 and hang the washers from the bracelet via copper wire. Thread clear beads onto the safety pins and paper clips. Use a pair of ½ round nosed pliers to bend them into shapes with a loop for hanging.

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