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Topic: Melted CD Pendent Tutorial  (Read 63544 times)
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« Reply #10 on: September 10, 2011 01:10:05 PM »

N95 and N100 particulate masks are only good for airborne small micron particles and microorganisms - like microscopic dust particles, or viruses, not really meant for reducing the inhalation of toxic fumes.  Some are rated to reduce nuisance odours - but the worry would be if the vapours coming off the heated plastic are toxic or not - so being in a well ventilated space would still be good, unless you want to invest into a more complex respirator.

« Reply #11 on: September 15, 2011 09:19:59 AM »

Very nice results, I love the sheen

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« Reply #12 on: September 16, 2011 09:18:20 AM »

Your tutorial just gave me a wonderful idea...I work in IT, and we have a CD shredded. Which was full. So I emptied it. Lots of colorful shard to make jewelry with!

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« Reply #13 on: September 20, 2011 12:42:19 AM »

These are lovely! I think that the boyfriend might have a fit if I try to microwave CDs... but I might try under the heat gun and see what I can come up with there. Thanks for the inspiration!
« Reply #14 on: September 20, 2011 07:24:53 PM »

I do like the look of these, and I like how you've paired them with other beads (your frog is my fav..)

Am I the only one who would be concerned not so much about the toxic fumes, but that I would do it wrong and destroy my microwave. That would just be my luck.. Wink

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« Reply #16 on: January 30, 2012 07:47:52 AM »

My initial concern was for my microwave too.  However it has a hissy fit last night and threw a load of sparks of it's ass so I'm tempted to make it a craft companion.  Adding *nuke cds* to my todo list.

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« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2012 11:40:27 AM »

These are really beautiful! I have nuked CDs before, it is definitely quite a show. But I never thought to use the plastic! Thanks for posting and including the step-by-step!

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« Reply #18 on: May 03, 2012 05:15:00 AM »

never tried this before, might have to have ago, yours have come out so nice

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« Reply #19 on: May 12, 2012 10:11:15 AM »

I know some people have already mentioned concerns about the fumes, but I don't think it's just about breathing (or not breathing) them in - it's about the deposits on the inside of the oven, which can then get on anything else you put in it. When I was working with polymer clay I read that it was a good idea to clean the inside of the oven before using it for food, or better yet, to use a separate, "dedicated" oven, as someone here has already said. But honestly - polymer clay is *meant* to be heated - that's how you cure it. And heat is supposed to be used with some other plastic-y craft materials, like Shrinky Dinks and embossing powder. CDs, on the other hand, are not meant for heating (and neither are the plastic bottles that some people also make try to melt). Please, everyone - there are enough carcinogens in our world. Let's not add any more.


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