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bubblewrap beads


Not only do you get to play with the bubble wrap ... you get to upcycle something you can't recycle and create something really pretty!


bubblewrap beads


The creative mind behind this craft is Steven James. He says "I've always been fascinated with the idea of manipulating materials and the science behind creativity. The process of fusing the bubble wrap takes it from one material to something incredibly different, while just slightly retaining some of it's original form."


bubblewrap beads


The technique of using heat to fuse layers of plastic is versatile and can be used with a variety of plastic materials, including plastic shopping bags.
 
For more detailed instructions on how to make these (original source is gone), google "how to fuse plastic bags" or search YouTube for tutorials like this.




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  1. What a nice way to use bubble wraps other than bursting them ..Like them !!

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  2. jelly andrews10/5/12, 1:37 AM

    Whoa! Cool! I never thought of that. Thanks for sharing this.
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  3. Super cool. What an innovative way of using bubble wraps apart from just busting them and throwing in the dustbin.

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  4. Cool! Kinda resembles muscavite.

    Bubble wrap can be recycled along with plastic shopping bags...dispose of in bins labeled for plastic shopping bag recycling.

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  5. Craftser is no longer in operation. Would love to see the full instructions somewhere.

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  6. @mountainRose - so many of the old craft blogs are gone. This process is much like any plastic fusing, so take a look at something like this: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r7yhh6bru6E You can also good "how to fuse plastic bags"

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