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« Reply #20 on: July 11, 2004 03:16:21 PM »

Would microwaving the cds and then popping them in the oven for one or two minutes and then cutting help?  You could cut before they get sticky but after they are warm.   I dunno, just an idea.  They would probably be softer. Anyone wanna give it a try?

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« Reply #21 on: July 11, 2004 03:18:08 PM »

You should also put a mug of water in with the cds, apparently it's safer that way (it protects your microwave).

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« Reply #22 on: July 12, 2004 07:59:51 AM »

i thought the cd necklace were awesome ideas, so i tryed making a few of the cd beads(?) myself, and when i tried cutting them after they went in the oven, it was even harder then before, so it cracked everywhere when i cut it! but it was ok sizes for small pieces that can be used as charms.

i didn't hav a dremel tool, AND i couldn't find a similar tool at stores like Walmart so i just used my dad's hand drill! i used the one that made the smallest hole, and it successfully made a small hole perfect for it! i hope this helped for anybody (like me) who can't afford to buy a dremel tool

i have some cool ideas, so i'll post pics as soon as i finish them!

*by the way, how exactly did u use the bead pins? i bought some yesterday and they had a loop on one side but didn't have anything on the other like your necklace.. did u bend it to make a loop on the other side?
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« Reply #23 on: July 12, 2004 08:23:59 AM »

That's a gorgeous necklace! We seem to have a never-ending supply of screwed-up CDs, so I'm definitely going to have to give this a try. I don't have a dremel tool, so I'm glad to hear that a small drill bit will work for this.

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« Reply #24 on: July 12, 2004 08:45:18 AM »

I bent the bead pin and then made another loop for the next bead pin to go into.


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« Reply #25 on: July 12, 2004 11:09:03 AM »

those are truly awesome!
i will definitely be making those when i get home...
but where do they sell cheap chains and wire stuff u need to make a necklace? at ordinary craft stores?

*btw wat is a dremel tool? and is it expensive?

i actually got some cheap lengths of chain at the home depot. they're all small ball chains, but i assume they have some other types there.
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« Reply #26 on: July 12, 2004 01:17:29 PM »

thanks for the helpful diagram Inna!!

and i'll go to buy some chains from home depot to make other bracelets and necklaces
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« Reply #27 on: July 12, 2004 03:14:06 PM »

I baked CD's today...They turned out great!  I DID NOT microwave them first, because my husband said if I shorted out or blew up the microwave, that would probably be the end of my crafting.  So, I just put them in the oven on tin foil at 400 degrees.  I kinda lost track of time, but when I returned they were cracked and blue and BEAUTIFUL!  I took a scissors and cut them into triangles and other shapes.

TIP:  You have to cut fast because they harden very quickly.  Also, they have to be just the right "consistency" to cut.  You may need to leave them sit a few seconds so that they harden just a little and you can cut them.  Some of mine hardened too quickly and I just popped them back into the oven...
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« Reply #28 on: July 12, 2004 04:27:59 PM »

i put mine in the oven until it got soft and then cut it, and that worked better.  when it started to harden again i would stick it back in to get soft again.  i was using just a normal pair of scissors, though, and it was kind of hard to cut.  i think that next time i'm going to get a pair of tin snips.  i'm still not too sure what i'm going to do with the pieces that i made, though.  i used a cd-r and it came out a really pretty iridescent green with gold on the other side.

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« Reply #29 on: July 12, 2004 06:24:28 PM »

totally awesome! great job and idea!

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