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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2011 09:37:22 AM »

At first glance, the disks look like little shells!

Thanks for the tutorial, Potter!
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2011 09:50:09 AM »

What a cool idea!
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« Reply #3 on: April 12, 2011 09:52:58 AM »

I had to read the whole tutorial after seeing it on the blog, I kinda couldn't believe that used to be bubble wrap! Very cool!
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« Reply #4 on: April 12, 2011 09:54:32 AM »

What a cool idea!

I thought of your Video safety tips when I read it! Cheesy  Must use proper ventilation. Smiley Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 12, 2011 09:59:02 AM »

How cool!
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« Reply #6 on: April 12, 2011 10:04:04 AM »

I have never thought to fuse bubble wrap. I'm going to be adding that to my bag of crafty tricks.  Cool
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« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2011 10:11:22 AM »

Wow, what an awesome idea!  There's no way I would have guess that used to be bubble wrap.
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« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2011 10:18:53 AM »

oohhh this is a great technique! I want to make different shapes!!
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« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2011 10:53:13 AM »

I thought the first picture was little shells too!  I was trying to figure out where the bubble wrap came into play. Cheesy

This is a great idea!
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« Reply #10 on: April 12, 2011 10:59:43 AM »

That's bubble wrap?!?!  Shocked  impressive!
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« Reply #11 on: April 12, 2011 12:21:52 PM »

Totally had to bookmark this one! I want to try to draw with different mediums on the bubble wrap before ironing and see how that turns out!

I will definitely post my results! Thanks for posting this tutorial.
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« Reply #12 on: April 12, 2011 01:54:35 PM »

I definitely just bookmarked this! I have tons of bubble wrap and now I know exactly what I'm using it for now!
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« Reply #13 on: April 12, 2011 06:28:39 PM »

Thank You!  Grin Someone in my household is so addicted to cracking those little bubbles that I have to hide it. It always made me cranky to find all the bubbles burst because I had no idea this stuff was useful for anything once it had been popped. Now I can just move it into my craft pile!
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« Reply #14 on: April 12, 2011 08:21:44 PM »

That is amazing! I wish I had not gone shopping before I saw this - this would have solved all my design problems for my current project.  Thanks so much for sharing this.  Need to buy this book!
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« Reply #15 on: April 12, 2011 09:18:08 PM »

Get out! I totally want some bubble wrap now.
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« Reply #16 on: April 13, 2011 06:28:27 AM »

OMG!  That totally looks like seashell - I'm gonna be making some lighting feature for the beach-theme in DD's bedroom!
I bought a huge roll of bubble wrap at WalMart for cheap - in the office supplies area.  Gotz to warm up the iron. . . Smiley
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« Reply #17 on: April 13, 2011 07:26:20 AM »

OMG!  That totally looks like seashell - I'm gonna be making some lighting feature for the beach-theme in DD's bedroom!
I bought a huge roll of bubble wrap at WalMart for cheap - in the office supplies area.  Gotz to warm up the iron. . . Smiley

Oooh, that's a great idea!
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« Reply #18 on: April 13, 2011 07:39:03 AM »

jcorn, please be sure to post that when you're done!
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« Reply #19 on: April 13, 2011 12:45:19 PM »

That is absolutely nifty! I must go find bubble wrap now!
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« Reply #20 on: April 13, 2011 01:02:12 PM »

OMG!  That totally looks like seashell - I'm gonna be making some lighting feature for the beach-theme in DD's bedroom!
I bought a huge roll of bubble wrap at WalMart for cheap - in the office supplies area.  Gotz to warm up the iron. . . Smiley

Ooh, what a good idea!  I bet it would be really pretty for those butterfly mobiles that are so popular right now, too!
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« Reply #21 on: April 14, 2011 05:14:33 AM »

The book really is something I would like to get. The necklace does look like little white shells! Smiley
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« Reply #22 on: April 14, 2011 09:01:01 AM »

I  thought it looked like shell too - it would be fun to play with inks on this.
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« Reply #23 on: April 14, 2011 10:20:35 AM »

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« Reply #24 on: April 15, 2011 04:52:11 PM »

OH MY GOSH!! I'm so excited now! XD I can't wait to try this. Going to go find my secret stash of bubble wrap ASAP. I wonder what would happen if I used green colored bubble wrap for one of my layers...
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« Reply #25 on: April 15, 2011 05:18:03 PM »

Jellybeansdesign, I want to see it! please post pics!
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I'm lovin' the upcycle movement...and this is why...never would've known that was bubble wrap...awesome! Shocked Grin
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« Reply #27 on: April 16, 2011 01:24:13 PM »

I tried this and made these FABOULOUS earrings!!!!





It was pretty easy, a little tedious, but E! made things go by much faster!!!   Grin


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« Reply #28 on: April 16, 2011 02:01:49 PM »

yay!  Those are awesome!  All those tiny bits could make things tedious, but I bet it's worth it, because now you have fabulous ear rings!
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This is amazing - I definitely want to try this out... I'm seeing earings. Lots and lots of earings. Grin
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« Reply #31 on: April 18, 2011 03:55:33 PM »

Ooooh... *light bulb*  Mother's Day presents?  Ahh, yes!
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« Reply #33 on: April 20, 2011 07:51:48 AM »

I have Sherri's book on resin  - and it's absolutely fabulous!
I can't wait to add this one to my crafty library!
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yay congrats KellyBoBelly! those are so cool.

i've also read sherri's book on resin, now I'm inclined to check this one out.  i also think these little disks looked like pearls.

now i'll think twice about tossing out bubble wrap!  although i don't trust myself with the fusing part... i'm pretty clumsy LOL.
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« Reply #35 on: April 24, 2011 03:10:38 PM »

 Grin This is a prefect present for my girlfriend (friend thats a girl) who is graduation high school! she will think that this is the "SHIT!". I am thinking about experimenting a little with it and seeing if I could melt in colors? I'll post the project when I finish it!
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« Reply #36 on: April 27, 2011 10:56:50 AM »

That is so cool! I never would've thought to do anything like this with bubble wrap. I'll have to try this out, thanks for the tut!
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Grin This is a prefect present for my girlfriend (friend thats a girl) who is graduation high school! she will think that this is the "SHIT!". I am thinking about experimenting a little with it and seeing if I could melt in colors? I'll post the project when I finish it!
Let us know how that turns out.I was thinking maby a small picture in between the last two sheets?
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« Reply #38 on: May 24, 2011 01:24:40 PM »

Ok... I made this ages ago when I first saw the tutorial... the more I look at it though, the less I like it!

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I think it looks really clumsy. Also, I didn't have anything to make the tiny holes for the jump rings, so used a trusty ex-kitchen knife and a small knitting needle! The tiny circles at the bottom were made with a regular office hole punch.

I don't normally go for this sort of big chunky 'bib' jewellery, but when I was playing about with the sheet of fused bubble wrap it just sort of came together.

At the very least it shows how the bubbles show up in slightly larger pieces  Smiley
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« Reply #39 on: May 25, 2011 12:12:42 AM »

Actually, that is rather cute. 

I was just thinking that it would be kind of neat to try to embed something in between the bubble wrap for a design - maybe some coiled wire, or feathers, or some washi paper.  The texture and maybe design may show through.  May give it a try.
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like most craftsters i've done the whole fusing plastic bags together, but i never thought to do it with bubble wrap. thanks for the nifty idea!
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Amazing way to upcycle. Definitely food for thought!
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Grin This is a prefect present for my girlfriend (friend thats a girl) who is graduation high school! she will think that this is the "SHIT!". I am thinking about experimenting a little with it and seeing if I could melt in colors? I'll post the project when I finish it!
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You can see the project I used these in at this link: http://chesslescreations.blogspot.com/2011/06/hand-made-travel-journal.html

This is the results you get when you use crayon fused in with bubble wrap. After some experimenting I found it best to melt the bubble wrap with crayon, cut out the colored bubble wrap and the fuse all of the colors together to get the best flag coloring results. Oh and if you don't have parchment paper, tinfoil works well also! A picture or trinkets in between the bubble wrap would be awesome! What if you put a pressed flower in between the bubble wrap? Awesome! So many cool options!
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« Reply #44 on: December 16, 2012 04:52:11 AM »

love this as a GREAT vegan alternative to capiz shell discs...very lovely!
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Commenting so I remember to try this! I wonder if this technique could be used to make a chandelier or a mobile, because it does look just like capiz shells.
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brilliant!!! at first look i thought they were capiz shells
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