how to crackle cd's (pic)

easystitchesAugust 5, 2007

Can anyone help me get this crackle look on cd's?

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toomuchglass

I did this ! Place the CD in a bowl of water - ( it usually floats ) and stick it in the microwave on high . You'll see lightning ! The beams just etch the top - it's really cool to watch . Take it out when you're satisfied with the amount of crackle.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 2:13PM
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easystitches

Thank you sooooo much!
This has been driving me crazy!
At a fair I went to they had them on hangers made of copper wire & embellished with some old costume jewelery
very pretty sun catchers & I'd like to do some more for the windows to keep the birds from flying into them. Jill

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 3:07PM
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toomuchglass

You're welcome ! I bet those hangers are pretty !

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 4:37PM
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shysue

Easy, when you make some of those would you please post a picture? They sound like they would be so beautiful and would make economical but nice gifts.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 4:47PM
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easystitches

I cracked my 1st one today, worked great!
Will post pictures when a get them made.

    Bookmark   August 6, 2007 at 9:06PM
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bigideaslittlefunds

was it scary -- i mean using the microwave for that ?
how long did you put the cd in there for?
this is a very cool idea and i would like to make one
i cant wait to see your finished product!!!

    Bookmark   August 7, 2007 at 7:15PM
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easystitches

I have a really powerful Microwave so I turned it down to 70% , then I put it in a plate of water & watched. I think it took about 30 seconds, I didn't get any fire works :(
So of course I had to see what happened when I did more & it crackeled more but never sparked.
I'd like to try some of those colored cd's & see what happens.
I need to get some copper wire next, I thought it was too expensive at Michaels so I need to hit the hardware store.
I hope this helps my little birdies, at a certain time of day they get dangerously close to the windows.

    Bookmark   August 7, 2007 at 10:37PM
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spoonmakers

So what are you going to do with the cd?

    Bookmark   August 8, 2007 at 11:31PM
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