Here’s another matching bracelet I made with the hanger strings (we still don’t have a good name for those, people) from a shirt. You’ll remember this one, with the three metal disks; I’ve done something slightly different here with some coiling and a metal ring. Come see!

To make this bracelet, you’ll need:

  1. a shirt or dress with hanger strings
  2. the ribbons from your shirt, cut out
  3. a metal ring or oval, like this or this or this
  4. 18 or 20 gauge wire
  5. clasp, split jump ring, and 2 foldover cord end caps
  6. jewelry cement, or another strong glue (optional)
  7. jewelry pliers

To start, you need to make the coils that will sit on either side of the ring. Take a wooden skewer, a small crochet hook or knitting needle, or any thin rod you can find to use to wrap your coil. Using the wire, wrap it tightly around the skewer about 6 times, leaving a 1 – 2″ tail on each end.


Slide the coil off of the stick. Bend one of the tails 90º from the coil and wrap it once or twice around your ring.


Repeat this process, attaching another coil on the other side of your ring.

Feed one of your ribbons through the center of the ring.


You will now send each end of the ribbon through the coil, so that the folded part of the ribbon sits over the wire attaching the coil to the ring.


Pull it tightly through, so the ribbon sits flush on the ring. Repeat the same process on the other side.

Now trim your coil and use your pliers to bend the tail in, leaving no rough edge.


Attach a clasp and a jump ring to the ends of the ribbons with a foldover end cap following the instructions in my last post. The only difference here is that you will have two ribbon ends in each end cap.

And you’re done! Now you have a perfectly matching bracelet.


Hope you enjoyed!



Leave a Comment

  • February 6, 2013, 2:38 pm BW Becky

    Genius and how “green” of you recycling those annoying things!

  • February 6, 2013, 8:22 pm Ama Ryllis

    Great idea! Very nice! I’m glad to see I’m not the only one who keep hanger strings!