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Topic: Chandelier out of paperclips! Swap Item!  (Read 3876 times)
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« on: May 20, 2010 07:54:20 PM »



This was made from dollar store wire and dollar store paperclips, as it was part of the Dollar Store swap!

I learned how to do it via ReDesignTechnologies on etsy. So I can't offer a tutorial. =)   But I can say that it's a lot easier than I expected, and I actually enjoyed it! I have a history of working in bindery at a print shop and not losing my mind, though, so perhaps I'm not the best test of that ; )

The wire I got at the dollar store was too wimpy, so I decided to braid it for extra strength. It's still too wimpy, IMO, but I had to obey the rules, and them's "Dollar store stuff only!"  If I do this again, I'll use either actual reclaimed lamp armatures, or wire from hangers.  But it turned out pretty ok, considering! It'll hold a round shape, and that's all that really counts. =)



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« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2010 08:19:52 PM »

That is amazingly cool! I want one now.
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« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2010 08:49:05 PM »

It looks incredible!
My question is:
If it is a swap item, how do you ship it?
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« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2010 09:02:40 PM »

Good question, here's how I did it, - my swap partner claims it arrived ok! =D



And a tiny vid to illustrate:


It's not all that, I'm really surprised that it arrived without getting mangled. I started to have serious doubts, (after I had already shipped it, of course.  Augh!)
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« Reply #4 on: May 21, 2010 03:11:50 AM »

Awesome!!!  I love it.  That would be pretty cool with beads woven through, or hanging around a hanging plant like ivy that could weave through it.  What a great idea for a dollar store swap item!  Thanks for sharing.
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« Reply #5 on: May 21, 2010 06:22:31 AM »

That is amazing!  I love it!
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« Reply #6 on: May 21, 2010 09:23:19 AM »

I saw this in the Swap Gallery Amazing job- Real creative use of dollar store items
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« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2010 01:53:49 AM »

Wow!!!  This came out super okay.   Hard to believe it's made of simple paper clips.  Very impressive and it rocks.
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