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Upcycled accessories are fun and easy to make. Watch and learn how to make your own chain-link headband from a busted bicycle inner tube in this week’s CRAFT Video! I got this project idea from Britt McMaster, who showed us how to make a chain-link necklace from white leather over on her blog, cucumbersome.com. You can download her template for the figure-8 shape to make your own recycled chain-link accessories. You can get broken bike tubes from changing your own when they get punctured, or by asking for them at your local bike shop.

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Photo by Nathan Rosenquist.

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Becky Stern

Becky Stern

Becky Stern is director of wearable electronics at Adafruit Industries. Her personal site: sternlab.org


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  1. Rachel Hobson on said:

    So cool, Becky! I love that it looks like a big chain stitch wrapped around your head – that.rocks. Also love that the kitty made an appearance ;)

  2. Gareth Branwyn on said:

    Awesome job, Becky. Nice type of project to do while you’re “tubing out.”
    Like the new hardware, too.

  3. Matt Mets on said:

    Wonderful, great job Becky!

  4. Goli Mohammadi on said:

    That’s such a great technique–thanks for bringing it to life for us! (And love the music by Collin!)

  5. bizmiss.wordpress.com on said:

    Yay steak earrings! And the headband is totally rad, too. :) I love how much it looks like leather.

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