Dawn sent me instructions on how to make these fun little bracelets....... out of KNITTING NEEDLES! I'm sure it'd work with crochet hooks, too!
For plastic needles, as shown below, boil the needles for 15-20 minutes and shape. Once you take them out of the water, they are cool enough to handle.
For metal needles, bake on cookie sheet for 15-20 minutes. Use potholders to handle.