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« Reply #370 on: July 14, 2007 12:24:52 PM »

I made some!

My mom, Me, and my friend who helped me make them wearing our fav pieces:

close up of us wearing them:

sorry about the links.. I'm still quite new.
« Reply #371 on: July 15, 2007 06:45:04 PM »

great job!

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« Reply #372 on: July 15, 2007 07:04:17 PM »

Wow, those are SO pretty!

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« Reply #373 on: July 31, 2007 01:57:11 AM »

Does anyone know where I could get coloured Cd's from?
I live in the UK and seem to get only silver one's<sigh>
Anyway..what I have tried though is to put the Cd's in a bowl
and pour boiling hot water into it.After about 30 seconds, I took the CD out (carefully though) and cut them into small pieces.
Since the Cd's were hot, they were easy to cut.
I then placed them back into the bowl(with the hot water) and "nuked" them in the microwave for about a minute....
No problems at all and no sparks either.
Hope this helps

This sounds like a pretty epic idea! Does that get the CDs hot enough to give off fumes or not? Since the fumes are my main worry with this, I'm considering skipping the whole microwave and oven phases altogether and trying this to get the CDs nice and soft to cut up.
« Reply #374 on: September 03, 2007 01:43:15 AM »

The boiling water is a great idea, I haven't tried but it seems like it would have less or no fumes and would be safer for your microwave.
« Reply #375 on: September 09, 2007 02:06:47 AM »

Anyway, this one is a bit smaller and I sanded the edges round, sealed the back with mod podge and acrylic clear spray then silver paint then more acrylic sealer.  Then I glued a sterling silver bail on it and strung it on a sterling silver necklace.  Everytime I've worn this anyplace I get tons of compliments.... almost everyone that talks to me says it's gorgeous.
Thanks again for the idea!

I admire your attention to detail. What is the brand of sealer you used and where can I get it (in spray form?) I want to use it for paintings

Also what is modge podge (glue?) and is that the brand name?


« Reply #376 on: September 09, 2007 08:22:20 AM »

The brand name is Mod Podge and (as far as I know) it's basically just like watered-down white glue. It's mainly used for decoupage but lots of people seal things with it too.

I know someone put the pieces in a cookie cutter while in the oven to give them shape, but has anyone tried silicone molds? (I assume you couldn't use regular candy or soap molds because the plastic would melt together.) Do you think it would take longer than normal for them to melt? What's the best temperature to set the oven on?


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« Reply #377 on: September 21, 2007 04:43:29 AM »

Hi everybody,
I found this thread/idea last night and it took me hours to read all of the posts   Cheesy I tried it out right away and after the first spark I opened the microwave and it was done. The I tried it under water. I took a big bowl, filled it with water and put a CD in the water. It took almost 2 minutes for it to work BUT it works better I think. The cracks are smaller, more fancy looking, and the cracks don't look burned. And most importantly, no sparks and NO smell. My purple RW turned out really funny/cool because the CD has a plastic "cover" on both sides and the cracked part is in the middle. I then sqooshed it around a little and the cracks where really big.
I also tried to shape them in the oven, I had one over a spoon and one on the rack, so one has a big curve and the other waves all over. Kinda cool.
Thank you so much for this idea. Since there are no fumes now with the water, I'll allow my daughter to help me (with gloves on just in case), so she can make some necklaces for her gf for xmas. She was sooooooooooo excited. I think there is nothing better then when the kids catch the crafts fever from the parents ;-)
Thanks again to the crafter who mentioned trying it under water. I would have never come up with that idea. THANKS!!!!
« Reply #378 on: September 21, 2007 06:55:45 AM »

This doing them in a bowl of water idea sounds great! I have been keen to do some for a while but I'm scared of making sparks or damaging the microwave which would result in my mam producing sparks also!!!

I may have to have a go tonight........... Grin

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« Reply #379 on: September 29, 2007 07:44:34 AM »

I love this!  I might just have to try it...

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