I was at the store the other day where I had a serious case of “hey I can do that,” when I saw a whole section dedicated to pop tab jewelry. And when I say a whole section, I mean a whole section. They had bracelets, necklaces, earrings, and purses. It was crazy!
I wanted to make them all, but I don’t drink that much soda, and had to stick with making a few bracelets.
In preparation for another project I had bought a package of aluminum chain mail. I ended up going with something else for that craft, but they were perfect for this one. They were a bit too small to fit through the wide part of the pop tabs, so I had to play with them to be able to connect the tabs. (The original bracelet I saw was pop tabs linked end-to-end with two rings in between them).
While it took a little playing, and the loss of a few rings that were bent so out of shape that they would never be rings again, I think it came out nicely, since the tabs had to be connected in such an intricate way.