Tool and method for creating fashion accessories

  • US 8,234,851 B2
  • Filed: 03/20/2012
  • Issued: 08/07/2012
  • Est. Priority Date: 01/24/2011
  • Status: Active Grant
First Claim
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1. A method comprising:

  • a. obtaining a device for making a bracelet comprising;

    i. a body portion having a longitudinal axis, a first end region and a second end region spaced apart from the first end region;

    ii. a platform on the body portion;

    iii. a first support located at the first end region and projecting outwardly from the platform, the first support having an inner wall and an outer wall;

    iv. a second support located at the second end region and projecting outwardly from the platform, the second support having an inner wall and an outer wall;

    v. a first holder positioned adjacent the inner wall of the first support and being adapted to receive a first end portion of at least one first flexible medium;

    vi. a rotation device positioned adjacent the outer wall of the first support and drivingly coupled with the first holder for causing the first holder to rotate about an axis that is generally parallel to the longitudinal axis of the body portion;

    vii. a second holder opposing the first holder and being adapted for receiving a second end portion of the at least one first flexible medium, the second holder being positioned adjacent the inner wall of the second support and being spaced from the first holder for defining a work area;

    b. securing the at least one first flexible medium in the first holder and the second holder forming a core;

    c. wrapping the at least one first flexible medium or an at least one second flexible medium around the core;

    d. rotating the rotation device to cause winding of the at least one first flexible medium or the at least one second flexible medium in consecutive adjoining loops around the core forming an article; and

    e. applying a knot simulator, tying a knot, or both in the article at a point along a length of the article so that the article can be used as a bracelet.

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