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« on: September 06, 2009 09:43:17 AM »

Not sure if this really belongs on this thread, as most of these arn't real glass, but that's what I'm shooting for Smiley

This was the first project. I found these clear plastic shoes on ebay, and decided to make a slightly twisted version of Cinderella's shoes. I was going to use real broken glass (I've worked with it before in a Sculpture class) but got vetoed by the parents :p So, I started experimenting, and found that if you cut out jagged pieces of plastic (from bottles, etc) and cover them with hot glue, it curls/melts into something that looks like molted broken glass. I wasn't sure if it looked authentic, so I showed them to my mom. She started yelling at me for using broken glass when I was told not to. Mission accomplished Wink

Same general concept used to make a necklace. And they call me an ice queen..

My sister loved this wine glass, and I got asked to make her a set for Christmas. I used E6000 to attach these plastic pieces so I think she should be able to use/wash them. Here's hoping

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« Reply #1 on: September 06, 2009 09:59:09 AM »

I love them! I thought it was real glass at first too! the wine glass is a super idea!

« Reply #2 on: September 06, 2009 10:12:47 AM »

Wow!  This is SO very cool Smiley  I love everything, but am really digging that wine glass
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« Reply #3 on: September 06, 2009 10:28:12 AM »

They are really Cool!! I love them, great job.

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« Reply #4 on: September 06, 2009 12:51:49 PM »

Wonderfully cute shoes! Using recycled materials makes it even more awesome!

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« Reply #5 on: September 06, 2009 06:01:17 PM »

I love this idea! I now feel like I need to make a necklace like this. People have said I'm wearing broken glass when I wear my CD necklaces, so I might as well freak them out even more  Cheesy
The shoes are awesome too; very "evil Cinderella" I think.
« Reply #6 on: September 06, 2009 09:24:12 PM »

Thanks guys!

I love this idea! I now feel like I need to make a necklace like this.

Its super easy to make - it just takes some plastic, hot glue, chain and nimble fingers (you know, that or a few minor burns..)

Wow!  This is SO very cool Smiley  I love everything, but am really digging that wine glass

Yeah the wine glass is one of my favorites. I havn't really tried yet, but I think I should be able to use it as a regular glass (although I must admit, I drink chocolate milk out of wine glasses more often than wine)

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