A few years ago I saw a bowl made from an old vinyl record. I thought it was the coolest thing ever! Why not change something that’s old and outdated to a beautiful piece of art? I got online and found there are so many types of vinyl art. I saw everything from murals, to clocks, to jewelry.
I assumed that melting the vinyl and bending it into the shape I wanted would take forever and would be a difficult procedure. I actually found it to be fairly easy. I’m trying to expand my jewelry collection, so I made a very colorful bracelet. Enjoy!
What You Need
- Vinyl Record
- Box Cutter
- Cookie Sheet
- Mod Podge
- Scrapbook Paper
Preheat oven to 200°. Measure wrist to set size of bracelet, ensuring to add an extra inch or two for bracelet to slip onto wrist. Place record on flat surface.
Using box cutter, etch a square into the record that is the length of the measurement from the previous step.
Place record on cookie sheet and place in oven. Let record heat for about 5 minutes. Using oven mitts, remove record from oven. Immediately, cut the square a little deeper. When the record is cool enough to touch with hands, but still flexible, bend the record at the edges of the square. Continue to do this until the square comes out.
Bend the square into the shape of a bangle. If the record hardens during the process place it back in the oven for 2-3 minutes.
Cut the scrapbook paper to the length and width of the bracelet.
Apply Mod Podge to the bracelet and glue the paper onto the bracelet. Apply another coat of Mod Podge on top of the scrapbook paper.
Let the bracelet completely dry before wearing.
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