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Up-Cycled Cutlery

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charlotte bogic
Up-Cycled Cutlery

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Make-it-Yourself

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Homewares

Waste Materials

Beer Bottles

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This product is an upcycled cutlery set. The product is made from bio resin which casts broken shards of colourful glass bottles (Budweiser, Bulmers, etc) to create a aesthetic look...

Materials & Equipment List

Materials used for the prototype: -Clear casting resin, but for the real product it would be bio resin. -Paper-Shards of broken glass (Budweiser, Bulmers empty bottles). -Stainless steel cutlery. -Silicone mould-Clay to build the walls to make to the mould-Acetone Equiptment used for the prototype:-Scissors-Spray mount-Band saw-(electric tool to cut metal)-Sand paper -hot glue gun-Oven at 15 degrees -Scalpul-wet and dry papper-Buffing wheel

Making Instructions (Login to see the full instructions)

Collect all of your equipment including your broken glass bottles
Draw out the shape you want to cut your cutlery down to, cut out the shapes.
Glue onto the cutlery
Cut out your chosen shapes
Make sure all the edges are smooth by sanding them down with a file
Break your glass safely, make sure you are using the correct equipment
You will need to next make a master to make your mould. Make this out of kemi wood, sand it down until it is the shape you are happy with
Place it on a board and build a clay wall around it, after mixing you silicone pour it around the master in the mould ensuring you keep it pouring in one place. Leave to set over night, this will make your mould
When your mould is set, cut down one side and begin to pull out your master.
Fit your mould back together using an elastic band, after mixing the broken glass into resin, pour it into your mould and set your cutlery piece in it. Leave to set and do the same with all your piece of cutlery.
When all finished and your resin is set, pull it out of the mould.
Finish the edges by using wet and dry paper
To get a good finish use the buffing wheel to polish off your work, if you have any excess resin on your cutlery scrap it off and use acetone to get it off.
You now have you final piece of up-cycled cutlery.
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charlotte bogic

Nottingham

United Kingdom

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