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CD-ROM Sculpture Idea

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From: dzinn (dzinn_at_TeacherArtExchange)
Date: Mon Feb 04 2002 - 14:10:19 PST


Hi all,

An idea for making jewelry & sculpture from CD-ROMs.

The 'badges' or 'brooches' can be seen being worn here:

http://www.chieftain.com/display/friday/news/articles/ni5.htm

The badge/brooch uses one 2-piece magnet called Gripper in the Round
from Burlane. Magnet goes inside the clothing & CD (with metal bit
stuck on) on outside of clothing.

The sculptures (below) use the 2 magnet Gripper Tag (GT40).

http://home.mira.net/~dzinn/CDROMweb

Both of these magnets come with a separate piece of metal with a VERY
sticky backing that sticks perfectly to CD-ROMs. They also come with
VERY strong magnets, as shown below.

http://www.burlane.com/html/page44.htm

I used 'left over' round pieces of metal from the Grippers in the Round
used for other projects & used those to stick to the back of each
CD-ROM, then used the 2-part magnet from the Gripper Tag to join the 2
CD-ROMs together. You can assemble as many as you want with this.

The sculpture does tend to come apart fairly easily, but it's easy to
put back together & fun to play with.

The magnets (both Gripper in the Round & Gripper Tag) are reusable for
other projects (however, the sticky metal bits can't be re-used
easily). Anything made from steel can be used to make magnetic brooches
(e.g., knife & fork). Brooches can also be made from anything with a
flat surface that the sticky metal bit can stick to (e.g., a cabochon).

Can ask me questions 'privately' if you wish:
mailto:dzinn@werple.net.au

Cheers,
Deb of Colorado

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