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LoreyMae
« on: March 14, 2007 03:11:16 PM »

So I`ve got 250 coloured paper clips...



Any ideas on what to do with them?
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ninjanator
« Reply #1 on: March 14, 2007 04:14:06 PM »

make link bracelets Smiley i'm sure there's a craft on here that uses them - lemme go find it

ah here it is:
http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=41518.0

if you just type "paperclip bracelet" into the search thingie at the top - there will be several examples that pop up ^^
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« Reply #2 on: March 14, 2007 04:35:33 PM »

Glue them to a picture frame, perhaps? I think it would look great for a work or school related photo. 250 would make a lot of picture frames, though.
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« Reply #3 on: March 14, 2007 08:12:34 PM »

it be kinda cool if you could hook them around a wire circle in varying lengths  to make like a chandelier/shade thing around a light. even if you used a lamp and took the paper off the shade to hang them all from the top at different lengths to make a standing chandelier.

like this lamp only take the white fabric off the shade and hang paper clip chains from the top wire.
that would be something that no one has done yet. i think....Smiley good luck no matter what you do i love playing with those!!!
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Lemony
« Reply #4 on: March 14, 2007 08:24:18 PM »

I'm thinkin'...........

chain mail?
you could link them all together
into a big mesh, and make a
rainbow coloured chain mail
vest or dress or something!

oooooh, me wanna try that now!
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2007 08:33:37 PM »

trade them up!

just kidding. there was this guy who traded a red paperclip up and eventually got a house. You could get 250 houses!

I like the chande-lamp idea. You could hang other semi-ironic and unexpected items between them!
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« Reply #6 on: April 13, 2007 11:05:51 PM »

Chain maille is fairly easy for many weaves!  Just wind them around a tube-shape like a pen, then cut the links apart with a wire cutter.
If you need any advice on weaves, just ask.

They would also make an interesting door-curtain.  You know, like the beaded ones? 
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« Reply #7 on: April 14, 2007 07:56:43 PM »

A few months ago in a magazine-I think Readymade-they featured a mind boggling,elaborate,paper clip chandilier. Guy was bored at work,started making the things,now he sells them for ungodly amounts.Wish I knew which issue so we could link to a picture,it truly had to be seen to be believed.
I could see using the clips as flower petals for a daisy,and using a brad for the eye.office supply garden!
My daughter has one of those toys-it's a strong magnet base,topped with little metal bits-the magnet holds them together,you play with it and make different shapes,pull into a tower,smush it back down,ect.Do something like that with clips(are they magnetic?). Just don't put it by the computer!
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« Reply #8 on: June 27, 2007 09:21:57 PM »

Oh I just saw these really cute paper clip charms on Martha Stewart's website.  If the link doesn't work just go to www.marthastewart.com and type paper clip in the search.  I thought they were really cute but you would probably need to be a little more careful in making them.  Bending them with the pliers might scratch off some of the paint.
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