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Topic: Shattered CD Necklace - What happens when you break and bake your CD?  (Read 21715 times)
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« on: July 21, 2010 08:48:43 PM »

This Necklace is a first for me, but hopefully not the last.

Made from an old unwanted CD which I broke into a bunch of pieces, and baked in the oven at 450 degrees (to soften the edges and bring out the bubbles).

I then sanded the edges to smooth them a little more, and drilled a gazillion holes (I LOVE my dremel) and attached the pieces with jump rings in no particular order and viola!

What do you think?
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« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2010 09:49:48 PM »

This is beautiful!  I love how throwing it in the oven gave it that wonderful bubbly look!
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« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2010 11:52:47 PM »

This looks fantastic! I can't imagine where you would have gotten the idea. It'll be a good one to go on Etsy, if you do that sort of thing.
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« Reply #3 on: July 22, 2010 05:01:58 AM »

this is amazing! i love it - i would NEVER guess that that's made from a CD!! I love it, i wanna make one!
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« Reply #4 on: July 22, 2010 05:48:46 AM »

Gorgeous!! What an amazing idea!
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« Reply #5 on: July 22, 2010 05:55:35 AM »

The pieces almost have the look of shattered concrete.

It reads simultaneously as both rugged-industrial and elegant.

Love that!

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« Reply #6 on: July 22, 2010 07:08:21 AM »

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« Reply #7 on: July 22, 2010 07:55:46 AM »

This looks fantastic! I can't imagine where you would have gotten the idea. It'll be a good one to go on Etsy, if you do that sort of thing.

I do  Wink
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« Reply #8 on: July 22, 2010 02:21:23 PM »

Oh my gosh i love that!! It looks like a necklace you would pay big bucks for you! I agree sell them on Etsy!
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« Reply #9 on: July 31, 2010 10:03:43 PM »

sweet! how do you bake it in the over?? perhaps under aluminum foil on a cookie sheet? and how long do they bake for?
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« Reply #10 on: August 10, 2010 08:07:36 AM »

Well I break it first, and be careful, the edges are sharp and the foil can come off the plastic. I then baked it for no longer  than 5 min (probably about 3) just enough to melt the edges and bring out the bubbles. Be careful again, the plastic is crazy hot, but it will be pliable for a few seconds after removal if you need to manipulate it at all, move fast.

Thanks for checking it out!  Grin
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« Reply #11 on: August 10, 2010 02:55:30 PM »

How did you break it? Weird question, I  know, but I once tried to break a CD and had to heat it with a hair drier and cut it with scissors. It was terribly time consuming and tedious.

Your necklace is lovely.
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« Reply #12 on: August 13, 2010 12:42:53 PM »

How did you break it? Weird question, I  know, but I once tried to break a CD and had to heat it with a hair drier and cut it with scissors. It was terribly time consuming and tedious.

Your necklace is lovely.

Thanks. I just used a heafty pair of scissors and some elbow grease. because my pieces didn't have to be any particular size or shape it didn't take me too long, but then again, I have no concept of time...
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« Reply #13 on: August 15, 2010 01:08:53 PM »

Wow, I've seen a lot of recycled CD necklaces, but this is definitely the best. Baking the CD in the oven really transformed the material! And I love the combination of the elegant, classic shape and the irregular, distressed components that make it up.

Very nice. I haven't been around the forums in quite a while, and this was a great first project to see when I came back Smiley
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« Reply #14 on: August 15, 2010 08:45:10 PM »

It doesn't even resemble a CD that is so amazing!
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« Reply #15 on: August 16, 2010 09:11:09 AM »

really really nice!!  amazing that the cd turns into such lovely shards!
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« Reply #16 on: August 17, 2010 08:51:39 PM »

That looks fantastic!  Did it put off a lot of fumes when you baked it?
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2010 06:09:07 AM »

Wow, incredibly cool!  I wanna try this myself, thanks so much for sharing the pics and how you did it!
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« Reply #18 on: September 01, 2010 06:18:13 AM »

So cool, I love it.
Definitely have to try this myself... thanks for giving me the idea!
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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2010 08:04:27 PM »

Very cool, would also pair well with some blue beads.
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« Reply #20 on: September 09, 2010 04:30:04 AM »

It looks amazing, you'd never think it was a CD except you told us!
It looks like an expensive piece of jewellery. Smiley
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« Reply #21 on: September 13, 2010 06:31:54 PM »

I know it's already been said, but it's stunning!  I love that it looks elegant and rugged at the same time.  I haven't made jewlery before, but this makes me want to branch out...
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« Reply #22 on: September 22, 2010 01:49:15 PM »

That. Looks. Amazing! So beautiful.
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« Reply #23 on: September 24, 2010 07:23:12 AM »

Beautiful! I never even would have notices it was made of cd's.
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« Reply #24 on: September 27, 2010 10:30:38 AM »

Amazing!  The pieces almost look like sea glass.
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« Reply #25 on: September 27, 2010 01:42:54 PM »

That is really, really lovely- thanks for sharing the secret, because just like the others, I wouldn't have guessed what you did there!  Wink
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« Reply #26 on: October 08, 2010 08:22:36 AM »

This is really really beautiful!  Thank you for sharing the steps to making it!
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« Reply #27 on: December 27, 2010 07:28:40 PM »

That looks gorgeous! I would have never guessed it was a CD.
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« Reply #28 on: December 28, 2010 01:11:08 PM »

Very cool! Good job Smiley
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« Reply #29 on: January 01, 2011 02:27:53 AM »

This is like an anarcheological treasure from an lost antique town.
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« Reply #30 on: January 04, 2011 05:01:08 AM »

I never would have guessed that was a cd... fantastic looking necklace!
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« Reply #32 on: January 24, 2011 12:43:42 PM »

This is so wickedly cool. I'll have to give this a try... and I might just have to splurge for a dremel (I hear and see great things).
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« Reply #33 on: January 31, 2011 09:01:27 PM »

This is so cool. I have a question though, CDs have a side that you write on or that there's album art on (do you understand what I mean?). Did you scrape that off or does it melt off or what?
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« Reply #34 on: February 04, 2011 02:17:26 PM »

I just tried this an it didn't turn out nearly as bubbly and cool as yours but it still turned out pretty nice. I'm not sure what I'm going to do with the pieces though.
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« Reply #35 on: February 13, 2011 06:51:24 PM »

I've found that different CD brands generate different results, some have big shiny bubbles others produce millions of teeny-tiny bubbles. The results vary and with any and every craft of this nature trial and error is the only way!

happy Crafting!

Oh and Thank you so much on being voted top craft of 2010!!!

P.S. this necklace *just* sold my friend bought it for his wife for Valentines Day. <3
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« Reply #36 on: February 21, 2011 11:03:49 AM »

Very nice! ~Thanks for sharing  Cheesy
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« Reply #37 on: February 21, 2011 01:02:03 PM »

I also think it looks like pieces of shattered concrete. Really original. Definitely one for Etsy.
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