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« Reply #130 on: May 29, 2004 12:16:05 PM »

I used a small drill bit to drill holes in the top and bottom. Then I used fishing line to string about 4 together a couple inches apart. I hooked a paper clip onto the topmost string and hooked them above my window. They reflect light and look so pretty!

« Reply #131 on: May 29, 2004 09:23:39 PM »

I had hundreds of those AOL disks that they send you in the mail. And I broke them into pieces and hot glued them on a piece of wood. So it kinda works like a puzzle I guess is the best way to describe it. But when you are done it looks like a shattered mirror.
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« Reply #132 on: May 31, 2004 01:08:12 PM »

here's a picture of what it looks like when you're done


That looks so amazing. I must now think of some way to use them. Can you cut/break them and use them in a mosaic?
« Reply #133 on: May 31, 2004 09:09:15 PM »

i'm pretty sure you can. i remember trying to break them and they bend a lot before they'll snap. i guess you could try tin snips or wire cutters or something. they'd probably trash your scissors long before they cut anything. i would recommend wearing some eye protection in case of flying cd-type debris.

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« Reply #134 on: June 04, 2004 05:57:23 AM »

I have no pics yet; CD Mobile: choose good strong string (waxed, fishing string, floss, etc); I used the waxed type string used to make jewelry as it is good and strong. I also needed this strength to hold mine at the top as it is very heavy. Read on. Go for five strings at the most because of CDs large size; don't make length too long as it will get tangled in the wind; (my first project failed);

My 2nd one I made the length about 18 to 20 inches long and that [b]included[/b] the CD tied on the bottom. glue or tie maybe both,(your choice) CDs together;  experiment;

I just glued them together, tied a string around the center to the side, then attached a babble to hang at the bottom. Then tie another long string (about 36 ") to the other side of the CDS onto which you will string your beads and hang it. You can tie a little bobble on the bottom if you wish; you can place a little babble of some type in the center of the Cds too;

Then get all your extra beads (that will accommodiate your choice of string or cord) and divide them all out into five sets. If you don't have exactly enough of each just substitute according to size and color.

String the beads on above the CDs. Lay your first one to the side (or hang it near you some way for easy reference). Then string the rest. Tie them to an object of your choice.

 Believe it or not, I used a round chrome motorcycle primary cover (it was about 8 inches across) and tied the strings to the primary screw holes. Then tie strings to the top part, gather them all together, tie in one knot, come about 2 inches above that and tie in another knot. Then hang it up and see what else you want to do with it.

After hanging it, I found an extra silver-type chain that I hung under the primary cover, and between the other strings to add interest. I like lots of babbles and beads. My second one turned out great. It serves as a memory of that particular day I made it.
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« Reply #135 on: June 04, 2004 11:08:19 AM »

god bless san francisco, i saw a guy putting tons of cd's in a circle around the spokes of his bike wheels as reflectors. =) clever! Tongue

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« Reply #136 on: June 06, 2004 07:34:11 PM »

Well my friend does crazy collages on her walls..and she had tons of old cds that she didnt want anymore...so we cracked them. You bust them up. I just bent them untill they broke, but cracking them with a hammer works also. and then we used a putty that sticks to walls (like teachers use to hang posters) and fixed them back into a circle. but they were spread out really cool.
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« Reply #137 on: June 12, 2004 10:38:15 AM »

I crackled mine in the microwave. They came out looking pretty neat, It only takes about 10 seconds, the surface sparks, then you're left with a crackled cd. I then spraypainted the backs of them. I'm going to make a mobile or a curtain thing, Not sure which yet.

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« Reply #138 on: June 20, 2004 04:32:59 AM »

hi im new here. i want to make a beaded cd curtain any advice on what i should do? do i have to make extra hols in the cd or can i just thread string or whatever through the hole in the middle. and how should i attatch it to a shelving unit? i dont really wanna drill holes in it could i use bulldog clips or summit?

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« Reply #139 on: June 30, 2004 11:25:00 PM »

not too sure if this has been posted yet but you could glue them into a little boxy shape thing, stick a tealight candle in there and make a candle holder and the light will shine through the spost you couldn't glue because cds are round. not too sure if the heat from the candle would melt the cd though.

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