where to get fiber optic scraps for art project

Where can I get fiber optic scraps, 1-2mm glass for an art/tech project? 2-5 ft long about a laundry basket  to small truck bed full.        Houston TX

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simplest way is to break up Christmas trees, there are miles of fibre in them, I paid about 5 bucks for the ones I used.
broodinghen (author)  steveastrouk4 years ago
Thanks/ did that but I want thicker ones. Good idea!

at one to two millimetres thick, that isn't comms fibre, that's purely art fibre. comms fibre is a fraction of a mm thick. My tree fibre IS 1mm, so you can get it from that source, you just have to hunt for it. the alternative it's to buy it....

Kiteman4 years ago
You could ask your local telephone or computer network installation company if they have any offcuts.
broodinghen (author)  Kiteman4 years ago
A-ha at least I now have a term for their scraps, Thanks!
try craigslist
Try verizon, not the main company but the vans that you see driving around.
broodinghen (author)  thematthatter4 years ago
I did that, did not work but I should ask again, Thanks!