We didn't have store bought jump ropes when I was growing up.  We just made them out of rubber bands. These were simply doubled up and linked making a long chain.  The rubber bands came in all sorts of colors and were very inexpensive.

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Fast forward a lot of time and we have the a new use of these rubber bands.  Thanks to Madeleine of Rags to Couture for the inspiration.  I really like how she used a group of rubber bands to make a more substantial chain.

This is the sort of project that youngsters will love to.  So if you are buying rubber bands in bulk, may be you could make a one for yourself.

Rubber might seem like an unlikely material but it is used in jewelry.  Chain mailers use rubber rings to add color and stretch to their creations.  Several recycled jewelry artisans also create with this material.

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