I first made this with the leftover cds from a chandelier I made a few years ago: http://www.alialexander.com.au/chandelier.htm
I've always liked the reflections from the cds, and this really takes advantage of it.
This time I wanted to make it for the instructables Epilog Challenge, and there were a couple of differences; in the last few years cds seem to have got less robust. They are still hard to break, but the backing seems to come off more easily and I thought more about the hook this time.
Step 1: Ingredients
- cds (I ended up needing more than I thought, because some of them lost their shine when I broke them)
- light card (this is the lid from a box of paper)
- pliers, 2 pairs
- safety glasses !!! This stuff really flies when it breaks
- 2 part epoxy (5 minute)
- toothpicks, for mixing and applying the glue
- oval printed from step 2
- baking paper for mixing glue on
Step 2: Print and Cut
(oops I forgot to put paper glue in the ingredients)
Step 3: The Hook
Poke the paperclip through the holes and give it some 'curls.
I have put big dollops of glue on the curls to stop the hook falling out.
Step 4: Breaking the Cds
The second photo shows what the camera saw in mid flight as a piece of cd hit it, again - wear the glasses.
And you might notice that I have got a bigger pair of pliers than I originally thought I needed, these things are tough.
Break the cd away from you.
There is some wastage as not all the pieces can be used, but don't chuck out the skinny cracked bits, they reflect well.
It is a very messy job as you can see from my carpet after I've picked up most of the pieces.
Australians might recognise the face in the background, for an explanation see http://www.alialexander.com.au/bert.htm
Step 5: Glueing
I'm gluing on the coloured side so the gaps show through.
Step 6: Finished
Step 7: Outside Non-sconce and Quick and Dirty Sconce
Spontan magnetic rack (AU$1.95) bent about 1/3 of the length and the Vaghult candlestick (AU$1.95) ,with one rubber stopper removed, glued on to it.
I had to extend the candle to make it high enough for the non-sconce