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« on: July 08, 2004 06:51:40 AM »

First posting of something I made with the help of this wonderful group.
go to http://groups.msn.com/InsaneIdeas/crafts.msnw?action=ShowPhoto&PhotoID=12 (lost in the internet and I don't know how to get it back - sorry)
I took a CD and Nuked it in the microwave for 5 seconds, then cut it with scissors into equal sized pieces, then drilled holes with the dremel tool, and then baked them in my oven at 400 degrees until they started to soften. They go from the iridescence to this wild blue color when they melt. Then I didn't have anything to make a chain out of so I used bead pins to make a chain. My friends want me to make and sell them so I went to the comic book store and asked if they could save me all the throw away cds they get (game CD's are purple) so I will post more when I make them.


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« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2004 07:02:52 AM »

Those are really cool looking.

Did you have any problems microwaving the cd's?  I remember a friend in high school microwaving them for kicks and them sparking like crazy.  Although I guess 5 seconds isn't long enough for them to spark? 

All my little microwave paranoias asside.. I love them, you did a really good job.  I'm going to have to try!
« Reply #2 on: July 08, 2004 07:10:51 AM »

Spark it did!
I ran around the corner so I didn't have to watch!
I fear electricity unknowns!
The sparking is what makes the background into the squareish shapes, it works if you don't "fry" them too.
They still melt in the oven they are just a solid colour then.


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« Reply #3 on: July 08, 2004 07:34:07 AM »

That is really, really cool!  The color, crackle, and shape you cut the pieces into reminds me of my moms 70s turquoise jewellery. 
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« Reply #4 on: July 08, 2004 07:38:21 AM »

That is absolutely beautiful! It's so professional-looking. You should experiment with different types of CDs. I know that Playstation games (only PS1, not 2) are black on the back. I wonder how that'd turn out. Also, writable CDs for a burner sometimes have a weird tint to them. Not to mention writable DVDs for a burner... those are blue. I'm going to be watching this post for any new pieces you put up. (P.S., I'd bet that a charm bracelet made with these pieces would look awesome!)
« Reply #5 on: July 08, 2004 09:53:39 AM »

Those are awesome! Very unique! I think a charm bracelet would look cute too!
« Reply #6 on: July 08, 2004 10:03:38 AM »

That's very cool. I can't wait to see how other types of CDs work out. I'd love to try this with a black CD-R, but my microwave is older than I am and probably wouldn't withstand the sparkage.
BTW, I love the eye pin chain.
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« Reply #7 on: July 08, 2004 01:36:54 PM »

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?
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« Reply #8 on: July 08, 2004 02:00:12 PM »

that is INSANELY beautiful... and different than anything i have ever seen. did you seal the crackely side with anything. or does it need it?

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« Reply #9 on: July 08, 2004 04:32:13 PM »

This is amazing, it kinda reminds me of that glass fusion stuff that all the beaders are going for @ the moment.  Craziness.. Do you think those crap AOL cds they send in the mail would work? I want to do something with them...

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