|The face of tyranny.|
So I started to bring in my own Diet Coke. Sidebar: no one judges me as hard as I do myself when 2 of the 10 items in my cart at Price Club are Diet Coke related. And no one judges you when you get in extra early to bring the pallet to your desk. I started saving the tabs for my coworker's kid's schools' charity when the school year ended. Much like my coworker from the last sentance I was in possession of a capful of soda tabs allowing everyone who passes my desk to pass judgement.
|I'm just glad the counts on these aren't inverted.|
80 pop tabs == 80 Diet Cokes/tabbed beverages
Nail Polish (optional color pop)
Lay out your tabs in a rough circle pattern to get an idea of how long your necklace or bracelet will be. I went with a length of 40 tabs with 2 tabs per joint in the chain. This is enough for 3 wraps around my wrist and a fairly long necklace.
|Roughly what it'd look like|
|Cut is at the top|
Time to start chaining. Thread the top of one pair through the bottom hole of the next pair. It might scrape against the outside of the tab. I found it easier to open the top of the tab so the bottoms could slide right in. Close the ends of the tab.
Repeat above for all tabs. I inserted a purple pair every 5th tab.
|Carefully attempting to avoid scratching the nail polish.|
Work until you've created a single chain of all your tabs. Carefully ensure there are no twists in your chain when joining the ends.
Make a statement. More than "I drank a lot of soda"