Silicone rubber bracelets are sometimes a fashion statement, but often made to proclaim a message or support a cause. Though they're generally rather strong, even a tiny rip and a little stress will quickly result in a broken bracelet. To mend this break, use a glue made from the same composite material as the bracelet itself to create a strong hold that will still stretch with the band.
Things You'll Need
- Broken bracelet
- Hand soap
- Leather punch
- Silicone adhesive
- Waxed paper
Wash the bracelet with hand soap to remove any sediment and grime that might interfere with the adhesion of the glue.
Dry the bracelet. Remove all traces of moisture because any water on the bracelet will interfere with the seal of the adhesive.
Punch a small hole in each of the ends of the bracelet using the smallest hole setting on the leather punch. Position each hole ¼ inch from the torn end of the bracelet. This will help the glue form a stronger seal.
Apply glue to the broken ends of the bracelet. Use about 1/16th tsp. of glue in total.
Press the glued ends of the bracelet together.
Wet your fingers to allow you to touch the wet glue without it sticking to you. Smooth the glue across the seam between the broken pieces and over the band of the bracelet. Press the glue in to fill the holes you punched earlier.
Lay the bracelet on waxed paper. Let the glue dry and cure for 24 hours.
Trim excess glue from the sides of the bracelet using scissors.
- "The Big-Ass Book of Crafts;" Mark Montano and Auxy Espinoza; 2008
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