From initially just melting straws so they would fuse together in different ways, i have now used that as a base material to cut out shapes to potentially create something new.
experimenting with sewing the straws and light.
If anyone is interested in making jewellery this is worth a look. She makes beads from different types of used paper. end result looks like glass! Some of the patterns it creates are really nice, clever idea.
European style paper beads
Here is the listing for the bead cores on ebay, I bought them from the seller 8 Seasons so if this listing is sold you can find it again: http://www.ebay.com/itm/250-Pairs-Silver-Plated-Cores-Fits-Charm-Bracelet-Glass-Beads-5-5mm-Hole/400576155064?_trksid=p2047675.m1850&_trkparms=aid%3D222002%26 ...
I've found there is a lot of different effect you can create from melting/fusing straws together and when they are up against light they show a slightly different effect, due to the overlapping of the straws when they were being melted. it shows when its in front of light adding more colours and sha
After the initial experimentation of melting straws, i wanted to experiment using different coloured straws to see what effect they gave, i did this by cutting the straws in different ways like the previous collection of samples.
I will continue to develop more samples and possibly create a sheet
Here are a few samples I made from straws.
I cut the straws in different ways as well as folding and weaving then using a iron i melted the straws so that they fused together creating a sheet like material and different shapes.
The first few attempts didn't work very well because I heated the pl
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Turning old milk jugs and bottle caps into useable stock for making. In this short video I process a 2 milk bottles and about half a dozen bottle tops into a 1 1/2" x 2" x 5" turning block.
You just as easily press this into sheet material for use in box inlays or scroll saw art. Th ...