|Finished and ready to hang|
It took enough time, but the capiz shell chandelier is complete and just awaits electrification. It got easier to line up and iron the disks with practice, but it was still tedious. It turns out that to melt milk bottle plastic, you need the iron on maximum heat, which is a different setting than for orange juice top rings. Which is different again than needed to melt the plastic that makes up notebook dividers. I know because I have tried to iron them all.
Begin by hole punching a milk gallon jug more times than your grip will allow, and then many more times.
|Line up the circles. Try to limit the number |
you are trying to fuse at once.
|Next, plop the iron down from the |
top. Don't approach from the side
as you would normally iron, because
it could shift the disks.
|You will know when the|
circles are fused because
the paper will become
more transparent when
they are melted
Repeat, repeat, repeat.
|If you'd like longer "strands",|
put groups of three
slightly overlapped, and iron
where the two groups meet
When you have enough groups of three, line up and iron these smaller groups to create longer chains.
|String your strands to a frame, or create a frame|
out of strips of milk jug.
|I pierced my frames with a hot pin, then made|
a frame from wire. I will electrify it next.
I think that milk jugs are quickly becoming my favorite medium! Transluscent, malleable, and free. How much better could it get?