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« on: April 23, 2006 12:53:12 PM »


The back and the front. Instead of sealing it with nail polish I backed it in felt. I used E600 glue, which I swear by.


A collection of the CD pieces I kept. I threw some purple ones I made in the trash because they came out terribly. I love the shine the oven baking gives them!!


This CD was tinted blue so I strung it on a blue cord.


The gold chain on this is a bit short for my neck, but it's still cute!

I really thought she'd get ticked that zapped them in the microwave then cooked them in the convection oven. (22, living at home cuz I can't afford to go to school if I don't, so yeah.) Surprisingly, she was pretty impressed! I think she might even want to try it. She thinks they look like little skirts and wants to make a pin out of one.

I think Mom thinks I'm going to put them on my website for sale, but I'm not too sure. Maybe for kicks.
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« Reply #1 on: April 23, 2006 03:04:31 PM »

Beautiful!  I like the idea of putting felt on the back.
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« Reply #2 on: April 23, 2006 03:06:55 PM »

Yours turned out so pretty! Mine look like crap and I am so happy to see someone who had success with it!
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« Reply #3 on: April 23, 2006 03:28:12 PM »

Thank you for the compliments!!

They didn't turn out *quite* like I want them to, but I had so much fun doing this I thought I'd try again later. I think I'm going to see how long I can get away cooking them because the edges were still a bit sharp and uncomfortable against the skin, even with the felt. I want to see if I can get them softened up a bit more, or even try to mold them into another shape.
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« Reply #4 on: April 23, 2006 03:38:14 PM »

That's so cool! I've never seen anything like that before- do you have a link to a tute or instructions? Thanks!
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« Reply #5 on: April 23, 2006 03:44:08 PM »

Well, I actually used the quick instructionss from Inna's original post found here: http://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=8959.0

I just followed her nuking, cutting and baking instructions below her necklace photo and viola! Mine turned out right. I think, like with anything, you just have to keep an eye on things, too, and alter them to make them work out best for you. For example, one cd I did only needed to be microwaved for 3 seconds otherwise it turned brown, and then I preferred adding felt to the back of mine.
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« Reply #6 on: April 24, 2006 10:19:02 PM »

So I did more! I baked them at 450 and longer so the edges rounded more. I smoothed the edges with a dremel, too. I added blue felt to the back because I still prefer that to backing it in nail polish.

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« Reply #7 on: June 10, 2006 09:55:49 PM »

can you just use any type of CD for these?

I LOVE THEM I LOVE THEM !
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2006 10:50:24 PM »

You really can't... You just have to try a few kinds to see if you like the effect. I had an old junk mail cd and 2 burned cds that got screwed up... One of the burned ones worked, the other didn't. And the old junk mail cd, which was purple, just didn't crackle that well and actually burned.
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« Reply #9 on: June 12, 2006 11:16:15 PM »

WOW...
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